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#1 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

@Wrighteous86 said:

@Harkat said:

@TeflonBilly said:

@mracoon said:

Why would anybody be upset about this hashtag? It's a group of women in the game industry talking about the problems they've faced because of being women. I don't understand why people have such negative reactions to women raising awareness about sexism.

In all honesty, the only thing I really have a problem with is that I DO NOT WANT THIS TYPE OF CONTENT ON GIANT BOMB!

This article is Kotaku level dreck, something I honestly hoped Patrick would stay clear from. It comes off as condescending, accusatory and in no way enlightening. The audience of this site are already entrenched as cheerleaders, detractors or just indifferent to this "movement" so all it has done is stir up tons of bad vibes. Nothing good has come out of over 750 comments to this article and I am severely disappointed in Patrick's judgement that he thought this would be nothing else than clickbait. I thought he was better than that.

I very much agree.

The only way things improve is by dragging them out in the open. If we just ignore the problem or stop discussing it, it just continues to grow and get worse. I'm sure plenty of people in the '60s didn't want to talk about racism either. People 20 years ago didn't want to discuss homophobia. While those problems still exist, you bet your ass they have been lessened due to public discourse and the media. Most kids growing up today don't see anything wrong with dating someone of another race, or having a friend who happens to find the same sex attractive. That's partly because people talked about it and didn't just "shut up" because it made people uncomfortable.

I am damn insulted about how many of you white, privelieged males are comparing this to racism and the Civil Rights Movement in this thread.

Quite simply, this is an op ed that Patrick should've made on his livejournal and mentioned on Worth Reading. not something to clog up the front page on an enthusiast press site focusing on entertainment knowing full well (Unless he is denser than his hair) that would cause nothing but strife in the community as it changes no ones preconceived perceptions to the issue. It's an ill fit.

As I said, I have no problem with the hashtag and the intent behind it. It's probably cathartic and reassuring to the women WITHIN THE INDUSTRY that they are not alone and that they might band together to change things. HOWEVER as I stated earlier, this article written is condescending, accusatory and unenlightening and does nothing more than cause over 800 posts of bad blood due to Patrick trolling for hits or worse, patting himself on the back for his own tweet at the bottom. This is bush league and not at all what I expect out of Giant Bomb.

#2 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

You want my thoughts on the new ME3 DLC?

FUCK YOU BIOWARE YOU AREN'T GETTING A CENT FROM ME EVER AGAIN! I HOPE YOU BURN! BURN TO THE GROUND! AND THEN POST THE ASHES TO ME SO I CAN PISS ON THEM!

#3 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

@Hockeymask27 said:

@TeflonBilly said:

Someone pointed out something interesting to me today.

Where there's a shield, there's a sword

All the tattoo artist had to say was no Brock I refuse.

I wouldn't refuse Bork my last Oreo or my tender booty hole let alone a tattoo!

#4 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

@mracoon said:

Why would anybody be upset about this hashtag? It's a group of women in the game industry talking about the problems they've faced because of being women. I don't understand why people have such negative reactions to women raising awareness about sexism.

In all honesty, the only thing I really have a problem with is that I DO NOT WANT THIS TYPE OF CONTENT ON GIANT BOMB!

This article is Kotaku level dreck, something I honestly hoped Patrick would stay clear from. It comes off as condescending, accusatory and in no way enlightening. The audience of this site are already entrenched as cheerleaders, detractors or just indifferent to this "movement" so all it has done is stir up tons of bad vibes. Nothing good has come out of over 750 comments to this article and I am severely disappointed in Patrick's judgement that he thought this would be nothing else than clickbait. I thought he was better than that.

#5 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

@Alorithin said:

@jerseyscum:

Look at all those games that she's going to not have fun with.

Edit: Sites like http://fatuglyorslutty.com/ do way more than a twitter hashtag. Humor should be the parlance to use.

Pshaw, she's not playing those games. She's already begged the fools she scammed money from on Kickstarter to do the legwork for her.

#6 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

@jozzy: Maybe I should give Weekend Confirmed a listen again. I quit years ago, since I really don't enjoy Garnett Lee, but I haven't heard a female on a video game podcast that I'v enjoyed in ages. Where the hell have Kathleen Saunders, Jennifer Tsao, Tina Sanchez or Carrie Gouskous disappeared to? Those were all women who brought something worthwhile to a podcast they were on.

#7 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

@Milkman said:

@EnduranceFun: @CaptStickybeard: Huh? The point I'm making is that both things are raising awareness for a cause. I'm not comparing cancer to sexism. Insert any cause you want in that sentence. My point is that the goal is the same. How is this different?

When's the t-shirt coming out ;P

#8 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

@oldenglishC said:

@TeflonBilly said:

TEAM BREEZY!

I expect a towel in the mail to dry the keyboard spit-take I just did.

Topically appropriate joke, really hit me.

#9 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

@JasonR86: Worship at the altar of the Almighty Hashtag!

#10 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

Fuck you Patrick! Look what your garbage tabloid article has done? YOU'RE TEARING THIS COMMUNITY APART!

Leave this stuff for the Kotakus of the world and concentrate on stuff like your excellent Walking Dead articles. Or do more reviews, I really enjoyed the ZombiU one and thought it was your best one yet. This just reeks of cloying and clickbait.