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Female Video Game Reviewer Contacts Mothers

So when I first read this I thought. "huh, that's oddly logical." I was thinking that this was another feminist reviewer like Anita Sarkeesian. Regardless of how you feel about the content of what she says, any reviewer does not deserve the kinds of threats that she gets. However, I have also found her responses to that lacking. It seems like this reviewer is actually trying to get to the root of the problem. Thoughts?

 

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I have no idea who she is, but if she's talking like she knows, when she doesnt, then i'm not surprised. But if she's actually good at reviewing and knows what she's doing, then i don't want to live on this planet anymore. Though she shouldn't give a damn about 12yo kids. Haven't she played CoD? Every1 fucks mothers there, not amazed she's gonna get harassed too.

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LOL "omg little shit" i love it, more people should do this.

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Part of me says that she should just ignore all the comments since it's all part of being a Youtuber, but the other half of me wants to say "Good job" to her for being professional and not overreacting about the issue.

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Part of me says that she should just ignore all the comments since it's all part of being a Youtuber, but the other half of me wants to say "Good job" to her for being professional and not overreacting about the issue.

I agree. I think that a lot of other youtube reviwers *cogh* Anita *cough* over react. They want to make it out to be more than it is. I think this was a healthy porotionl response to the problem. I think this is kind of in line with what Luke was saying on the Tech about legislation against what people say on the internet. There may be something to be afraid of, but really everyone gets this stuff.

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We need more people that don't just complain about their problems online but actually do something sane to resolve them. Good on her.

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I agree. I think that a lot of other youtube reviwers *cogh* Anita *cough* over react. They want to make it out to be more than it is. I think this was a healthy porotionl response to the problem. I think this is kind of in line with what Luke was saying on the Tech about legislation against what people say on the internet. There may be something to be afraid of, but really everyone gets this stuff.

The problem is women do get discriminated against in the industry (and in general but specifically in the gaming industry). Regardless of whether someone disagrees with a certain woman's view it does not justify the threat of rape. But of course, NOTHING justifies the threat of rape or murder.

 

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Good, I like to see this. It's horrible that she is getting these threats and I like how she's going about it.

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I guess that's one way to take care of a problem.

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Facebook is a lot less anonymous for people using their regular account.

 

Also people put there personal phone numbers on there. I always click the "x" when it asked me. 

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The problem is women do get discriminated against in the industry (and in general but specifically in the gaming industry). Regardless of whether someone disagrees with a certain woman's view it does not justify the threat of rape. But of course, NOTHING justifies the threat of rape or murder.

 

There are different standards in NOT AMERICA.

 

I think the question is weather or not these threats are serious. ANY time I have played CoD or seen ANYONE play CoD there has been the threat of rape or murder. Does that make it right? Definatly not. But it does beg the question of what is a porptional response. I think that this was very level headed. She realized that it was mostly 12-year-old boys that were doing this and decided to talk to their mothers. 

Should this ever happen? No. But the point is that it does and it is not just to woemen. So claiming that this is a direct result of the sexism in the industry (which does exist), is at best a reach.

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The mother's reaction is a win. 
 

The make the punishment more severe she should release the information however that is wrong at the same time X_X

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I think the question is weather or not these threats are serious. ANY time I have played CoD or seen ANYONE play CoD there has been the threat of rape or murder. Does that make it right? Definatly not. But it does beg the question of what is a porptional response. I think that this was very level headed. She realized that it was mostly 12-year-old boys that were doing this and decided to talk to their mothers. 

Should this ever happen? No. But the point is that it does and it is not just to woemen. So claiming that this is a direct result of the sexism in the industry (which does exist), is at best a reach.

No... It is a problem with sexism in the industry, the threat of rape is not nearly brought up as much against men. Besides, whether or not it is a legitimate threat is irrelevant unless you are attempting to charge those responsible. Even though it's likely most if not all are not realistically threats that have the intention of being carried out it is still an extremely terrible thing to do and these women (mostly women who receive such threats) are clearly going to feel uncomfortable even though they may understand that it is not a real threat.

 

I agree that it was the right thing for her to do, not to go to extremes in order to have 12 year old's arrested is the moral thing to have done. She even said, they didn't know any better. It still doesn't excuse the fact there are some adults who make these threats and it becomes more acceptable amongst the community every time it is done. If you look at the post and say, "Oh well, it's the internet, it doesn't matter" then you are just reinforcing that behaviour. Besides, there is no way of her to find out if ALL of these threats are made just by ignorant children when I would not be surprised many are made by grown men that have legitimate intent to intimidate.

 

EDIT: Just wanted to point out that it is true that women are more likely to be subject to these sorts of threats than men are. So to say it has nothing to do with sexism is just ludicrous.

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No... It is a problem with sexism in the industry, the threat of rape is not nearly brought up as much against men. Besides, whether or not it is a legitimate threat is irrelevant unless you are attempting to charge those responsible. Even though it's likely most if not all are not realistically threats that have the intention of being carried out it is still an extremely terrible thing to do and these women (mostly women who receive such threats) are clearly going to feel uncomfortable even though they may understand that it is not a real threat.

 

I would like to see statistics of rates of rape and murder threats against men and women. I think perhaps we think it is more against women because men don't react to it the same way.

Regardless, this does not excuse it (against men or women). However, the way to combat this is by chaning the indviduals in the system. Tyring to change it by calling the community sexist and massogonist is not the way to change it. At the end of the day all that does is make the community want to hate you more. (Do not feed the Trolls). This response I feel will actually do something since it seeks to change the actions by appealing to an authority that they at least fear, if not respect.

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I would like to see statistic of rates of rape and murder threats against men and women. I think perhaps we think it is more against women because men don't react to it the same way.

Regardless, this does not excuse it (against men or women). However, the way to combat this is by chaning the indviduals in the system. Tyring to change it by calling the community sexist and massogonist is not the way to change it. At the end of the day all that does is make the community want to hate you more. (Do not feed the Trolls). This response I feel will actually do something since it seeks to change the actions by appealing to an authority that they at least fear, if not respect.

I edited my post a few times while you were posting that I think.

 

In terms of rape threats against men and women. The evidence is that actual number of cases involving rape. Most of the victims are women, I do understand however a lot of victims of rape that are men simply never report it. Which is a big issue in the United States because over there they don't seem to give a shit about the state of their prisoners.

 

 

However, in the rest of the world at least there is solid evidence that women are raped more than men. And generally threatened with rape more than men.

 

EDIT: I didn't call the community sexist and misogynist I just said that the industry is leaning towards this way of thinking where it's OK. Which causes the community to comply with that idea.

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Fucking excellent. Someone isn't going to be playing CoD for the next 10 years.

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