Honest talk here. Some of the most outspoken critics on Twitter have been folks like Samantha Allen, Eilizabeth Simins, and applicant Maddy Myers.
That's hilarious. Samantha wasn't hired so she's not being "allowed in the treehouse.". See, Giant Bomb are just meanie boys that don't want to play with me because I'm a yucky girl. And this place that I wanted a job at only days before is now a treehouse, a mere child's fascination, it's no big deal.
They (or the people they wanted to) didn't get a job so instead of accepting it like an adult, they blame institutional sexism as the reason why. "Goodbye, video games. Enjoy drowning in your own homogeneity."."The people in positions of privilege in this corner of the world have already decided how they want this thing to be. Game fucking over." (Samantha Allen, retweeted by Maddy Myers). I didn't get something I wanted. Why? Not the right person for the job? No, that would imply I'm not perfect! I know! Institutional sexism!
Eilizabeth Simins is even advocating people stop going to GB in protest. Why? They didn't hire who I wanted so no one should ever listen to them again. They were a perfectly fine video game website a few days ago but because they hired two straight white dudes we can't go there anymore."Giant Bomb killed a lot of hours at work but I'm through with them after this." (retweet) "currently RTing (mostly game) podcasts with women on them~" Switch that around. If someone went on Twitter advocating for the wholesale abandonment of Giantbomb because they hired a minority or a woman, the backlash would be inconceivable. She sounds like one of those "you can't be racist against white people, you can't be sexist against men" SJWs.
No one is stopping them or anyone from writing about video games. That would be discriminatory. They just don't do it for Giantbomb.
I understand that these women are in the minority of feminists and I'm sure there are plenty of writers/people in the industry who address gender and race without resorting to inflammatory garbage like this. But I loathe these professional victims with their hypocritical bigotry and smugness; and will take every opportunity to expose their shit for what it is: exploitation.