I’ve always been told that when you’ve lost the argument, it’s better to shut up and sit down.
I haven’t been paying that much attention to GamerGate recently, in fact, I’ve been trying to ignore the whole controversy recently, but it won’t go away. I wonder why it won’t?
It seems to me that there is such a huge blow-back from the gaming community over being referred to as sexists and misogynists and the fact that those very same gaming periodicals that began this ridiculous contention that gamers are mostly male, white, and anti-woman would finally shut up and let it blow over refuse to recognize that they’ve lost.
These same “gaming journals” seem to be losing support (read: Advertisers) on a weekly basis. What then is holding up their argument and giving those voices credibility?
Welcome to the Main Stream Media (MSM); those known, at least in my circle as the Liberal Press. How often in the past few years have that very same media supported the idea of a conservative “War on Women”?
They’ve mostly failed as women are beginning to come around to the fact that the actual “War on Women”, is entirely fabricated by those liberals that will do anything to promote a certain ideology.
So there are major publications around the world as well as some so-called cable news channels that have grabbed the GamerGate story only to show their bias. Can’t show that conservatives as a group are oppressing women? Well, it must be these evil gamers. There must be a problem because there are half a dozen women that claim it’s true!
Notice that the corporate (evil corporate?) oligarchs are making their voices heard as well. They’ve pulled support from these publications and some would ask why. It’s pretty simple; They know who buys their products and it’s not The New York Times, The Guardian, or MSNBC. It’ you, and to a lesser extent, me as well.
When there are hundreds of thousands (millions?) of everyday gamers (read: consumers) out there that object to what is being written and broadcast about them as a a group, what is in their best interest?
Of course the con artists will always be around – you know of whom I refer – and until the media themselves come to that realization, this argument will not die.
GamerGate is nothing more than a few radical feminists trying to fix a problem where none exist. They’ve tried, and are failing the same in the atheist world.
Addressing a problem where none exists, makes one look the fool and nothing else. Let’s make sure the world understands that fact.