Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Oct 2014 12:27 UTC
Internet & Networking

It begins with simple threats. You know, rape, dismemberment, the usual. It's a good place to start, those threats, because you might simply vanish once those threats include your family. Mission accomplished. But today, many women online - you women who are far braver than I am - you stick around. And now, since you stuck around through the first wave of threats, you are now a much BIGGER problem. Because the Worst Possible Thing has happened: as a result of those attacks, you are NOW serving Victim-Flavored Koolaid.

And Victim-Flavored Koolaid is the most dangerous substance on earth, apparently. And that just can't be allowed.

The fact that I have to turn off comments on articles about the systematic abuse women receive from these low-life idiots on a small site like OSNews is all the proof you need. Until I no longer receive abusive comments for pointing out this issue, comments will remain closed.

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"Gamer-gate" is right-wing?
by bornagainenguin on Thu 9th Oct 2014 04:02 UTC
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Really? Really?

Is it really the argument you want to make that requiring accuracy in reporting, disagreeing with news being reported to ideological biases agreed to via secret newslists and requiring accountability for same is a right-wing thing? That it is a 'right-wing' value to desire honesty? Wow.

And you wish to hold up that fraudster Anita Sarkeesian (whose videos not only seem terminally delayed but also lacking of substance, as if she truly did not play through the games she claims she has) as an example? A woman whose many claims of victimization fail to stand up to even cursory investigation?

Can I formally request my account in this site be closed? It is far from the place it used to be when I first began posting here over a decade ago and I am ashamed to be associated with what it has become. My account is marked as "Trusted user" and I've posted over seven hundred times with generally positive moderation (88% positive) but given the totalitarian bent of the site's owners I no longer feel comfortable here and no longer trust in its moderation or reporting to be honest.

--bornagainpenguin

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