Y O U C A N F E E L N I N T E N D O ’ S A N G E R
The situation is just intolerable.
There have been a lot of really insightful write-ups recently. A broader perspective—and I almost cringe to say—catch-all by Molly Crabapple left me gasping for breath. This write up, by Elizabeth Sampat giving her thoughts on an industry that’s very dear to me, delivered the final blow and left me in tears.
It’s really rare that I create from a place of grief. It’s just not how I operate. But it’s largely what I have openly felt for the last few days, and reflecting on it, it’s been there for far longer.
This quote from Elizabeth’s piece— “We should have a war memorial for all of the women we have lost to this. We should lay flowers and grieve and see our reflections in stone.”— struck a very literal chord in me.
So yeah, here it is. A place just for me where I can light a candle and remember all of the wonderful people I probably will never get the chance to meet. Folks that have been driven away by these horrible fucks that have the audacity to think they know what gaming and community is about.
This has been a hard week.
By now, nobody needs to be reminded of what’s going on. An ongoing campaign of harassment by the men of 4chan, reddit, and other sites has driven two women out of their homes and has targeted dozens more. The unacceptability of this has been stated by hundreds if not thousands of people, and doesn’t need to be reiterated. It’s more than unacceptable - it’s monstrous. It’s ridiculous. It’s worthy of nothing more than contempt.
So where is the contempt?
Originally posted on Facebook:
Forget the Ice Bucket Challenge. I challenge two labels, Recess Records and Asian Man Records to completely disassociate with sexist, racist, and homophobic punk bands like The Queers and Screeching Weasel. It is ridiculous that anyone legitimate…
Just one more reason to love Joe S. and Don Giovanni. I know the term “ally” can be loaded for some people. For me, it’s not a static term (meaning, it’s not something that you can say you are and be done with it), and a big part of it means continually calling out bullshit like this when you see it. So, I really appreciate this label consistently being outspoken. Also, side note: can we talk about why a bunch of straight dudes naming their band “The Queers” was ever okay in any capacity? Anybody who says that the reason that s/w/c male fronted bands inundate most music genres (yes, including counter-cultural genres like “punk”) is because queers and people of color and women are “not as talented” - here’s your evidence that you’re wrong: this shit was never meant to be accessible to anybody else.
Welcome to the Awful Bit conspiracy corner:
This is today’s entry into the Smash Bros pic of the day series. It can’t be a coincidence that the first letter of each option spells out E-Shop, right? It also can’t be a coincidence that there’s a 3DS-centric Nintendo Direct scheduled for tomorrow, right?
Smash Bros 3DS demo coming to E-Shop tomorrow?
One can only hope, wish and dream.
The Exploding Hearts - Throwaway Style
"Do you not understand that life in this country is inherently different for white people &Black people!?"