This is some weird wild stuff here.
As I don't visit any of the so called gaming 'journalist' sites and am not a twit, I guess I have been out of the loop for quite a while, but now the a forum I frequent seems to be jumping on the social justice warrior bandwagon, I feel, as a gamer, and a guy, I need to get in this.
The 1st I heard of this was from Thunderfoot's thorough thrashing of SJW Anita Sarkeesian. Latest video here, and ya, he's made a hobby of just thrashing her, just as she has made a hobby (oh, I mean 160k) from trashing the games we play.
I found a great 1 minute video that sums this Anita up in less than a minute.
IMHO, this sums up the entire feminist SJW warrior movement into gaming 'journalism'. These 'people' that don't even like games feel the need to get into this space, traditionally for male geeks, spit on it, tear it down, and reinvent it with the feminist lens.
I was just reading about how SJW Samantha Allen has just quit games journalism for the (very over the top reactions) statement that hiring 2 white guys is anti justice warrior. Ya, apparently if you hire white guys now, you are anti justice.
Here are some of the reactions from people that support Samantha and the typical mindset of the SJW infection that is moving very rapidly into gaming journalism.
I have looked at some of the 'credentials' of these types that feel entitled to voice their opinions onto the gaming culture, and it seems that Gender Studies is the big prereq that you should have now, because god forbid you don't hire someone with a gender studies degree, to hell with a journalism degree, or game development experience, or even any type of youtube following about gaming, all you need are a pile of tumblrettes.
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies PhD Program
George W. Woodruff Fellow
Expected completion in 2015
GPA of 4.0
BAs in Women's & Gender Studies and Linguistics
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Graduated May 2010
GPA of 4.0, summa cum laude
“Whither the Transvestite? Theorising Male-to-Female Transvestism in Feminist
and Queer Theory” forthcoming in Feminist Theory 15.1 (April 2014)
My opinion of "Women's & Gender Studies and Linguistics"?
The perfect mixture of how to manipulate people into a hate filled ideology and use oppression complex to silence opponents and garner support.
Now, I did not look, or will look at the reaction on twitter, I assume it was bad and I will not contradict or defend rape or other physical threats, doxxing, or any other of that immature, maybe dangerous behavior so many do behind being anonymous. That does not mean I will not also call out this absolute crap, as many others are doing, we (as in men and boys) just have to stop giving them ammo to feed their oppression complexes. To all the guys out there that don't agree this is wrong or secretly condone or contribute to this, have a listen to Mundane Matt and please take this advice. We have to stop with this type of attack, and do it rationally and respectfully, well, as respectfully as you can while banging your head on the keyboard.
We will not stop, we are not dumb animals for being masculine, we are not automatically wrong and anti-justice for defending what we like. We are actually gaining momentum.