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Go, #GamerGate, Go!

Posted on | November 13, 2014 | 92 Comments

There are several ways a man can deal effectively with feminists:

  1. Ignore them. Deprive them of the attention they seek, and watch them “rage spiral” into a swamp of hysterical self-pity;
  2. Objectify them with the male gaze. This is my favorite method, because it’s so fun. Happily married for 25 years, I’m immune to shame. It’s not as if I’m “hitting on” a radical feminist when I call her “sweetheart” or tell her how much I’ve always been fascinated by butch lesbians. Oh, please, honey, tell me more about how I’m oppressing you with my phallic supremacy.
  3. Stand your ground. Speak truth to feminist power.

Option Three is even more dangerous than Option Two, because feminists consider it “hate” to disagree with them. A guy risks all kinds of repercussions for being branded a “misogynist,” but some guys don’t give a damn. Milo Yiannopoulos writes at

GamerGate is remarkable — and attracts the interest of people like me — because it represents perhaps the first time in the last decade or more that a significant incursion has been made in the culture wars against guilt-mongerers, nannies, authoritarians and far-Left agitators.
Industry after industry has toppled over, putting up no more of a fight than, say, France in 1940. Publishing, journalism, TV… all lie supine beneath the crowing, cackling, censorious battle-axes, male and female, of the third-wave feminist and social justice causes.
But not gamers. Lovers of video games, on seeing their colleagues unfairly hounded as misogynists, on watching journalists credulously reporting scandalous sexual assault claims just because a person was perceived to be “right-wing” and on seeing the games they love attacked and their very identities denied and ridiculed, have said: no. This will not stand. . . .
Because hard-core gaming is overwhelmingly male — don’t believe cherry-picked statistics that tell you women now make up 50 per cent of gamers; they don’t, in any meaningful sense — and because those men are often of a stubborn, obsessive, hyper-competitive and systematic bent, it has produced an army finally capable of launching offensives against the censors — using the censors’ own tactics, such as advertiser boycotts, against them.

(Via Instapundit.) The intelligentsia will give gamers no recognition for their success , but just showing the guts to fight feminism head-on was a heroic gesture that more people should emulate.



92 Responses to “Go, #GamerGate, Go!”

  1. Fail Burton
    November 14th, 2014 @ 12:10 pm

    Only in the United Kingdom, Brazil, India, the European Union, Ireland, Canada and a few score other countries.

    “But let’s say, at every single one of these places, every now and then throughout the meal, at random moments, the waiter comes over and punches any white at the table right in the face. And men and/or straight folks as well! Now, most of the black homo guys who eat there, they have no problem–after all, the waiter isn’t punching them in the face, and the white, cis, straight, guys who love this cuisine keep coming back so it can’t be that bad, can it? Hell, half the time the black homo guys don’t even see it, because it’s always been like that and it just seems like part of the dining experience. Granted, some black homo guys have noticed and will talk about how they don’t like it and they wish it would stop.”

    I changed a few words around so you can get the full monty as to who they give awards to. Not all black homos are bad but most of them and the good ones don’t intervene. Saying that will get you nailed and fired anywhere in America. Say it’s white cis-dudes and it awards time.

    Why didn’t we just put the 14th Amendment on that comet?

  2. Squid Hunt
    November 14th, 2014 @ 1:33 pm

    Liberals employ mob tactics. Stop fighting fair or you’re going to lose.

  3. Eidolon
    November 14th, 2014 @ 1:37 pm

    What really highlights the SJW project for me in GamerGate is this: women don’t play video games in any serious way, and they won’t do it if video games are changed to be more “friendly” to women. Video games don’t appeal to women.

    Women enjoy a more passive and second-hand experience when it comes to storytelling. They don’t mind making a few choices to see what happens to someone else in a particular situation, but in general they don’t have any interest in taking control of a character and being in their place. That’s the sort of experience that appeals very strongly to men, but not very much to women. That’s on top of all the technical know-how that it takes to be a real gamer, getting the right kind of equipment, knowing how to hook it up, get the networking right, keep it maintained, etc., all of which will scare away most women.

    So when you get down to it, the point is this. Men have a medium that appeals almost exclusively to them (because they’re the only ones who enjoy it). SJWs say this medium should be changed to suit their tastes of what is good for men to see, regardless of whether the men are interested in seeing the stuff they demand, and regardless of the fact that the SJWs won’t participate anyway. It could not be more clear that the point is about destroying something that these men love. It’s about forcing companies to make products the consumers don’t want until they either start to consume them because they don’t have a choice, or just give up on their hobby altogether.

    November 14th, 2014 @ 1:41 pm

    I am an American man, and I have decided to boycott American women. In a nutshell, American women are the most likely to cheat on you, to divorce you, to get fat, to steal half of your money in the divorce courts, don’t know how to cook or clean, don’t want to have children, etc. Therefore, what intelligent man would want to get involved with American women?

    American women are generally immature, selfish, extremely arrogant and self-centered, mentally unstable, irresponsible, and highly unchaste. The behavior of most American women is utterly disgusting, to say the least.

    This blog is my attempt to explain why I feel American women are inferior to foreign women (non-American women), and why American men should boycott American women, and date/marry only foreign (non-American) women.


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  5. Quartermaster
    November 14th, 2014 @ 1:42 pm

    You should. It’s twisting the SJWs in knots, and for that reason alone it is well worth watching. The gamers have already induced some hurt in the so called media. Gawker has lost a lot of it’s corporate almost at the drop of a hat.
    Gawker deserved it, and there’s more to come.

  6. Quartermaster
    November 14th, 2014 @ 1:46 pm

    I can pretty much guarantee Baen wouldn’t touch it and they’re the only house that is currently doing well in SF. TOR and others have been Scalzified and taken over by SJWs.

  7. Quartermaster
    November 14th, 2014 @ 1:47 pm

    It’s very unlikely to do so in its present form.

  8. Quartermaster
    November 14th, 2014 @ 1:52 pm

    It’s already happening.

  9. Quartermaster
    November 14th, 2014 @ 1:54 pm

    NRA has been very short sighted as the entire package is intimately linked and if one goes, the rest will disappear in short order.

  10. Quartermaster
    November 14th, 2014 @ 1:55 pm

    When you are fighting for your life, anything is fair.

  11. Adrian
    November 14th, 2014 @ 2:08 pm

    Are you heterosexual?

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  13. Fail Burton
    November 14th, 2014 @ 2:10 pm

    Trigger Warning for Feminists.

  14. Fail Burton
    November 14th, 2014 @ 2:14 pm

    Ummm… I was joking. And the biggest seller at Tor is the biggest enemy of SJWs, Orson Scott Card. He had something like 4 of the top 10 spots at Tor last I looked. You might be thinking of They are mostly fairly neutral SFF but they do have a Ladies Stormfront.

  15. Jake_Was_Here
    November 14th, 2014 @ 2:43 pm

    Even Andrew Sullivan thinks the SJWs (and yes, he’s actually using the term itself) are ruining everything.

  16. arcadius
    November 14th, 2014 @ 3:38 pm

    FYI, for more GamerGate stuff, check out #GamerGate on twitter and also

  17. Adobe_Walls
    November 14th, 2014 @ 3:47 pm

    They’re also showing the old folks ”how it’s done”

  18. Adobe_Walls
    November 14th, 2014 @ 3:57 pm

    Actually I doubt the SJWs make assessments of the relative strengths or weaknesses of their targets.They are so used to winning because nobody else ever has ever effectively counter attacked. Further more they believed they had a social media monopoly on offensive tactics. They had no cause to think otherwise,

  19. Dana
    November 14th, 2014 @ 4:02 pm

    You want to boycott American women? Allow me to point out the words of that great American philosopher, Sam Kinneson: You can either love women, or suck a big dick!

    It’s your choice!

  20. Daniel Freeman
    November 14th, 2014 @ 4:54 pm

    The long-predicted rift is happening. Now that they can get legally get married, the SJWs are turning against the cis-male white gay men. (The cis-male white gay SJWs are even ranting about the horribleness of their own normativity.)

  21. Daniel Freeman
    November 14th, 2014 @ 5:04 pm

    Women are women, and cultures are cultures. Our culture is sick, not our women. If you bring a foreign woman into our culture, it will quickly have the same effect on her that it has on the ones born and raised here. You could emigrate; but if you’re going to live here, then I think it would actually be safer to date American women, since you can observe how our culture has already affected them as individuals, instead of having to try to predict it.

  22. Decker
    November 14th, 2014 @ 5:42 pm


  23. Fail Burton
    November 14th, 2014 @ 5:59 pm

    This is just weird.

  24. theoldsargesays
    November 14th, 2014 @ 7:13 pm

    Corrupt video game “journalists”.
    It sort of like ” surf journalists” and those who write for such important news outlets like Entertainment Weekly and TMZ.
    Not real journalism.

    To put it in perspective….
    Its like being Dr. So&So, Chiropractor.

    It just not them same thing as the real thing.

  25. Fail Burton
    November 14th, 2014 @ 8:21 pm

    Sullivan is coming to understand what “white” and “male” means in “straight white male.”

  26. Fail Burton
    November 14th, 2014 @ 8:30 pm

    Black feminists make a big deal about how white culture appropriates from women of color. One just has to laugh at that. Take WoC influence out of my life and there is no change. Take white male influence out of theirs and they wouldn’t have much besides nudity.

  27. Daniel Freeman
    November 14th, 2014 @ 10:00 pm

    It’s related in the sense of a boycott for social change; and aside from being conservative, the anti-feminism of this blog has also brought it into the redpill manosphere. It’s still weird that he would post that here, but understandable.

  28. Daniel Freeman
    November 14th, 2014 @ 10:33 pm

    No. By which I mean, there already is one, but it will never be good enough for them.

  29. Quartermaster
    November 14th, 2014 @ 10:42 pm

    I know you were joking. My understanding of Tor is that Card is their major bright spot.

  30. Steve Skubinna
    November 14th, 2014 @ 10:49 pm

    Actually, it is the same thing. Or do you really think the larger field of journalism is any different? GamerGate is society in a microcosm.

    They may be minor leagues but they play by the same rules and use the same playbook.

  31. Steve Skubinna
    November 14th, 2014 @ 10:53 pm

    All revolutions after the American one end up eating their own.

  32. Steve Skubinna
    November 14th, 2014 @ 10:56 pm

    There are plenty of other countries, and most of them have women.

  33. Daniel Freeman
    November 14th, 2014 @ 10:59 pm

    If I were ambitious, I would start a copycat called Twatter and play up the douchebag angle. The more sanctimonious Twitter got, the more people who only care about cold hard cash would migrate. Who knows, maybe it could even supercede the original in time.

    (Note to future Twatter founder: You don’t owe me anything, and you’re welcome.)

  34. Wombat_socho
    November 14th, 2014 @ 11:36 pm

    Michael Flynn is also very good. I’m amazed that he hasn’t been run out of Tor town on a rail for being Catholic and committing massive cultural appropriation (with the Osterizer set to liquefy) in his Spiral Arm novels.

  35. Wombat_socho
    November 14th, 2014 @ 11:37 pm
  36. Fail Burton
    November 15th, 2014 @ 1:46 am

    Women aren’t the problem, a relative handful of insane feminists twice removed from their lesbian academic man-hating ancestors are.

  37. Daniel Freeman
    November 15th, 2014 @ 3:26 am

    Yes, that’s basically what I told him, in different words.

  38. Dana
    November 15th, 2014 @ 9:41 am

    I have to admit it: I had no idea what SJW meant, but Google is my friend.

  39. K-Bob
    November 15th, 2014 @ 6:33 pm

    We don’t have to lie and sock puppet. That’s their game.

    Telling the truth works just fine.

    But we don’t have to sugar coat it. We should identify scumbags and human debris for what they are.

  40. BozoerRebbe
    November 16th, 2014 @ 4:15 am

    Taking on a group of folks who play networked strategy and war games for a hobby was bringing on knife to a gunfight. The SJWs think they’re smarter than you but how many of them aren’t allergic to STEM? GamerGate and ShirtStorm may have been a bridge too far for the cultural left.

  41. NikFromNYC
    November 16th, 2014 @ 6:36 pm

    Hilarious in hindsight. What’s quirky though too however is how gamers in particular are already averse to right wing nannyism so much that their alienation from left wing media bias leaves them as ideal libertarian Tea Party members but they mostly still see libertarians as extreme right wingers rather than a more realistic analogy of being classic old school liberals averse to cronyism in the economy. I imagine it will create more cynical non voters than new Republicans, but this will still deprive Democrats of votes. Since I think progressivism is going to double down on fanaticism as it self-destructs, I don’t see much trend towards moderation of Democrats.

    Climate alarm happens to be mostly a scam, I have learned, and that’s at play too, what with thousands of intense people now facing up to lefty media BS. As a skeptic #GamerGate has been delightful, and in the weeks I engaged the movement on Twitter they seemed to appreciate rather than freak out about my presenting the analogy of MSM slander and censorship of skeptics.

    -=NikFromNYC=-, Ph.D. in chemistry (Columbia/Harvard)

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