I can't help but think that this story and the reaction to it would be much different if Gabe Newell was a woman.
that's an odd implication to make. both genders are equally disturbed (as in, emotionally- not 'troubled' as it were) by threats, are they not?
The only implication I was making was that Patrick's story, and the comments contained within it, would be different if the receiver of this threat was a woman. There are no value judgments in my statement.
i suppose that in a vacuum that's valid thing to ponder, but given recent context, i'm not sure i believe when you say your motives are simply to posit, "What if Gabe was Gabrielle?"
i just wonder what you're getting at- because frankly if Gabe was a woman, A LOT OF SHIT would be different.
either way the threats are utterly sophomoric and out of line.
Agreed, I don't think death threats are ever a reasonable approach in any normal, every day situation.
I only wanted to point out that the conversation is decidedly less charged than other recent stories of death threats, and I believe the opinions on both sides are not as fervent. My motives are to get people to think...am I less outraged at this than I am at the threats towards Zoe Quinn? If so, why?