I can't see an end to this and Gamergate, a movement which is the summation of years of cynical people that have been mad/disapointed in how modern games didn't turn out exactly like they wanted, and how people in a privilaged seat of influence didn't share their interest in videogames.
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I've been thinking recently about internet and the various places within. I've mapped out the path I've taken via the internet communities I've associated myself with and how they relate to my interests. As I've grown older and have had to focus on my careers development, I've distance myself from most of them.
Here's the conundrum. I can't really go back to how I used to hang-out online, but I've been feeling an urge to think/chat/listen about certain interests with no place to do so.
So question of the thread is essentitally this: Where do you hang out on the internet?
To answer myself, outside the community that spun out of a netlabel (Breakbit Music) and a group of Soundcloud artists that went wild on mashups for a while, I can't find any websites about music/software where I don't need to be wary of kooky people.
Sorry if this thread appears ranty or anything. A bit tired at the moment, and will likely rephrase myself in the morning.
Hah, "click bait". What a cynical phrase to discredit Patrick's attempt to spread awareness. Annoyed that he's posted about this subject two times in a row? I guess that's what actual victims feel, being forced to remember that sexism is still an issue.
The sentiment that Patrick should go beyond and try and make actual change is something I can get behind, and I hope it's something he considers for the following weeks. It's not something that can get arranged over night, probably. Talking about the subject helps, but actively trying to change it in anyway would help out the cause even more.
And wow, some people still can't seem to handle that their escapism isn't without reflection or discussions that can be have. If you're apathetic about the subject, fair enough, but I don't understand why there has to be such a negativity attached to that supposed apathy. Is it really a problem that Patrick, a person that has worked his way to this position, has some sort of soapbox on a subject he cares about?
@Willtron and @heatDrive88: I didn't actually quote anyone, but it's what I read from the direct hate for the existence of this post on Giant Bomb. But yeah, cheers for agreeing. C:
@Flacracker: I wouldn't agree. I don't have any specific event to point to, but I don't think it's a stretch to say that woman that stand up could get shot down, mentally or politically (office politics.. that's a phrase, right?).
Whoever claims misandry in this issue lacks perspective. So what, instead of trying to solve one issue we should be apathetic to two?
Oh, and I also like the posters that forget that not every human being is as strong physically as they are, and can't really stand up for themselves without some sort of support. Raising awareness is always a good thing, and may help some people understand that they too can do something, or perhaps form up with like-minded to make a change.
Also, "this belongs on kotaku why cant videogames be fun and games all the time" just reminds me that some of you just want to shield yourself from the rest of the world while playing games, and aren't fit to discuss things that have some actual consequence other then which part of the body on that dude are you going to shoot.
Are you guys really saying this has nothing to do with videogames?
How... where do you draw the line then? You can't make "games journalism" happen out of thin air. Atleast this isn't "LOOK AT THIS CAKE WITH MARIO ON IT!!!!!!" Kotaku shit.