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A Tattoo-Covered, Mentally Ill Ex-Stripper Whose Real Name Is Chelsea Van Valkenburg Publishes Dishonest Book

Posted on | September 5, 2017 | 1 Comment


Today is the official publication date of a dishonest book by the woman who caused #GamerGate, whose story I explained last year:

“Zoe Quinn” was Patient Zero of the #GamerGate controversy. A tattoo-covered, mentally ill ex-stripper whose real name is Chelsea Van Valkenburg, Quinn was the creator of a tediously dull game called “Depression Quest.” She broke up with her boyfriend, a software geek named Eron Gjoni, and allegedly became intimate with a videogame journalist named Nathan Grayson. In August 2014, Gjoni published a nearly 10,000-word article exposing Quinn’s alleged misconduct.

It was Quinn’s alleged relationship with Grayson that exposed the dubious ethics of online videogame journalism and, in the process, called attention to the self-described “social justice warriors” (SJWs) who were trying to take over the lucrative videogame industry. After the controversy erupted in August 2014, it awakened gamers — a geek subculture that was not previously active in politics — to the threat to their freedom posed by intolerant advocates of political correctness.

What gamers discovered is that it doesn’t matter what your beliefs about economics or foreign policy may be, all you have to do is to exercise your right to express your own uncensored opinions, and you thereby become a target for the repressive forces of the cultural Left.

Zoe Quinn is not an innocent victim of “harassment.” She deserves everything bad anyone might ever say about her. She is an enemy of the First Amendment, as are her feminist allies, who are intent upon imposing a totalitarian regime in which anyone who disagrees with their ideology can be declared guilty of “hate speech” and silenced.

As Ethan Ralph says, Zoe Quinn is a fraud, who couldn’t program her way out of a wet paper sack, and whose status as a “game developer” is as fictional as the “blame-the-patriarchy” narrative she has created to depict herself as a saintly martyr for the feminist cause. Speaking of phony victims with new books, Hillary Clinton wants to sell you one.