Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Sentences That Make You Stop Reading…

Jess Zimmerman on the angst-creation factory that is ‘GamerGate’:
Back in 2007, before Gamergate, before everyone started to grasp that being a woman online was fundamentally unsafe
As a woman online, I’m totally unfamiliar with this concept of being ‘unsafe’.

What am I doing wrong?

15 comments:

Ted Treen said...

Well I hate to put myself in a position where I might be vilified as a sexist male chauvinistic piggy (or some such loony feminist nonsense), but judging from the photo of Ms Zimmerman which accompanies her article, she has taken steps to ensure her total safety.

In any circumstances.

Anywhere.

Day or night...

Fidel Cuntstruck said...

Or, in my case, "sentences that make you want to scream and hurl things at the computer"

I've not quite got my head around this "GamerGate" thing - yes, I know it's allegedly a mysogynist led campaign to make all female internet users feel threatened but I can't grasp how words alone transform into actual violence across a virtual medium - but then I'm old fashioned enough to remember the rhyme about "sticks & stones"

Kath lissenden said...

Ummm the same thing as me Julia, I am not unsafe either.
So we must both be doing something wrong!

Bucko The Moose said...

How is being online unsafe? It's digital!

Do all those ones and zeroes randomly attack unwary people?

David Thompson said...

We all know Julia is packing heat.

Trevor said...

As a woman online, I’m totally unfamiliar with this concept of being ‘unsafe’.

Ha! Condemned out of your own mouth. You are clearly displaying behaviour inappropriate to the identity group to which you have been assigned. Re-programming is indicated.

This scourge of independent thinking needs to be nipped in the bud before it spreads. Before we know where we are we'll have black conservatives, gay traditionalists, all manner of abomination.

The Jannie said...

(S)He's perfectly safe as long as there are dogs in the street.

Ed P said...

Garner, what Ted Armstrong?(Radio Caroline days - showing my age, or James the actor? Oh, it's Gamer (a stupid idiot contraction of game-player I assume)

I have to agree with Ted t above - she's not looking her best in the photo

Ancient+Tattered Airman said...

Looking at the portrait of the anguished journo I suggest she arranges an appointment with a trichologist without delay.

Ian Hills said...

The fantasies of an ugly bitch who nobody wants to screw.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't she the non-singing one in Sparks ?

Talk about 'don't have nightmares'...

Anonymous said...

Why Is the need to be a victim, so appealing to some people?

Allen

Furor Teutonicus said...

DAMN you you bastards! Out of pure curiosity, I took a look at her picture.

You ALL owe me a breakfast, the remains of my first are all down the pan!

If you wanted a caricature of a dyke, THAT is it!

Touch it with a barge pole?

Yes. But only to keep its head under water long enough to put it out of its misery.

JuliaM said...

"...but judging from the photo of Ms Zimmerman which accompanies her article, she has taken steps to ensure her total safety."

:D

"Or, in my case, "sentences that make you want to scream and hurl things at the computer""

That too, but I just bought this nice new (fast!) machine...

"So we must both be doing something wrong!"

I rather suspect there's far more of me and thee than they would like to admit.

"Do all those ones and zeroes randomly attack unwary people?"

These are people who haven't grasped the concept of the 'block' button...

"We all know Julia is packing heat."

;)

JuliaM said...

"This scourge of independent thinking needs to be nipped in the bud before it spreads. "

Quite right. To the Indoctrination Shed!

"Oh, it's Gamer (a stupid idiot contraction of game-player I assume)"

Indeed so!

"Why Is the need to be a victim, so appealing to some people?"

I think it's an attention thing.