On the left we have
Naoko Mizuno, creator of Hyperdimension Neptunia series which is quite beloved all over the world among gamers. Media pay no attention to her although they whine that female video games creators are ignored and she doesn’t have a Wikipedia entry.
On the right we have
Zoe Quinn, creator of Depression Quest
which is glorified only by hipsters, white knights and social justice warriors. Media talk about her all the time because of her internet drama she created and lies about it and she has her own Wikipedia entry.
By the way here is a list with women that really contributed to the video games industry (both japanese and western). Please send me a private message to add more famous talents to the list.
When will people realize that the majority of people who dislike Anita Sarkeesian and Zoe Quinn are female gamers themselves?
Heck, there’s even a few feminists who dislike those two!
And no, not because “internalized misogyny,” more like “because they set women back in the gaming industry.”
For one, Zoe Quinn is enforcing a horrible stereotype that women just sleep around with their bosses to get promotions, instead of actually working for it.
Zoe has also banned a competition meant to help women get into the gaming industry twice.
Then there is Anita Sarkeesian who enforces the stereotype that women don’t actually play video games, they just say they do to get attention / sex / money, because that’s what she does; she says she plays video games so people will throw money at her, when she really doesn’t play them at all.
Also, Anita has made it clear she doesn’t care about other people’s opinions and that she hates criticism, what with comments being disabled on all of her videos.
Because of these two, people are already looking at them and saying “This is why women don’t belong in the gaming industry / community.”
So thanks Anita and Zoe. Thanks for, on your quest to support all women, just tearing them down.
Now, go support women who actually do shit for the gaming industry and don’t set back female gamers, like Rieko Kodama, the creator of Phantasy Star, one of the first RPGs and one of the first video games with a female lead (who isn’t at all sexualized and is treated equal to her male companions), who still works in the gaming industry to this day.
SAUDI ARABIA IS A GENDER APARTHEID STATE, ISIS IS SELLING WOMEN INTO SLAVERY, THERE ARE MILLIONS OF HOMELESS WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES THAT CANNOT AFFORD HYGIENE PRODUCTS, FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION STILL ABOUNDS IN AFRICA...
…BUT NEVER MIND THAT SHIT, SOME PEOPLE HURT SOME RICH WHITE GIRLS’ FEELINGS ON TWITTER!
One of the people who Quinn recruited as volunteer staff for her new
harassment support network was Robert Marmolejo, a member of the
YouTuber atheist community who regularly hosted his own podcast.
Formerly known on twitter as @UnseenPerfidy, Marmolejo was extremely performative in his attacks against #GamerGate. He regularly characterized anyone that participated in the twitter hashtag as a serial abuser.
As a member of Crash Override Network’s staff, Marmolejo was tasked with
communicating and counseling victims of online abuse. However,
Marmolejo may have abused the trust and private information of his
clients to approach them and attempt to solicit sex. Israel ‘Izzy’
another staff member of Crash Override Network, has written that ‘over
20 women have come forward to reveal that Marmolejo sexually harassed
A bunch of social media prima donnas and white knights allowed in their ranks a serial abuser because he was calling GamerGate serial abusers.
And this is why, dear kids, groupthink is an invitation for opportunists to your butts.
There’s been some current drama over a gag in the upcoming paper Mario game. Zoe Quinn and Twitter believes this is a pot shot during her gamer gate scandal. However the bottom two photos reveal it was a gag based on the watergate scandal based on the in game screen shots and Nintendo even sent a message themselves to clear up this misunderstanding.
Jontron states an opinion, and says a bad word and everyone gets angry at him
Zoe Quinn sleeps with men for publicity, cheats on her ex boyfriend with five different men, rapes her ex boyfriend, and uses slut shaming as a way for her play the victim. Social justice warriors protect her at all costs because she did nothing wrong
“Well, Anon, since you didn’t leave a return address where we could discuss this privately I did a Google search to try to find out what in the hell you’re talking about. This is what I found:
Lots and lots of websites like this. So many, as a matter of fact, that any news source documenting the real story would be buried under pages upon pages of search results (which is intentional, btw). I finally clicked on this one and found:
I also found that Anita isn’t the only game developer dealing with this kind of harassment:
So unless I see some accounting from a reputable news source I am calling bullshit on your pm. But then I should have known that from the start because people who wish to alert me to problems or have a genuine debate or discussion use their profiles to pm me so I can pm them back.
For those of you who do not know what this is all about, several months ago I made several postings about a situation called “gamergate”. I posted articles about prominent female game developers being harassed from the industry (having their home addresses published, having the police called on them, threats of rape, solicitations for rape, stalking…) What did these women do? Pointed out something we on Tumblr all know - women in video games are the sex-kitten eye candy, barely dressed, end-game rewards and sorely under-represented in gaming.
Shoutout to HALO developers for getting it right! Sadly, they are in the minority.
There is a profoundly vocal group within the gaming community that, for reasons of their own, are violently opposed to women in the industry. But rather than hang out a shingle saying “Private Club - No Girls Allowed” they engage in dangerous forms of harassment:
Threats of murder
Threats of rape
Solicitation of rape
Sending police raids to developer’s homes (SWATting)
Publishing developer’s personal information online (doxing)
Impersonating developers online
This behavior is illegal and it is inexcusable.
So, Anon,I can only draw the conclusion that you were actively searching for posts about Anita Sarkeesian on Tumblr and then contacting each poster on the dl to tell them how wrong they were. I will say you got me interested enoug to start posting about it again!