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dahmage

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#1225108
Topic
Taking a stand against toxic fandom (and other )
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screams in the void said:

Jay said:

DominicCobb said:

Jay said:

DominicCobb said:

Jay said:

DominicCobb said:

Any comparisons to Gamergate are accurate insofar as the harrasers are concerned (though I haven’t seen these comparisons from LFL employees).

https://twitter.com/rianjohnson/status/1016392684242550784

GamerGate: another great example of using a minority of harassers to paint an entire community with that wide brush and obscure the original criticisms.

Okay, well was I wrong? I’m not seeing the part in that tweet where he says that anyone who hates his movie is a Gamergate level harraser. He’s pretty spot on in the comparison.

Did you read the preceding tweet that he was responding to? It was about ComicsGate, another supposedly hate-driven campaign that’s being used to paint many comics fans with the same brush as GamerGate, with the usual shitstirring by the usual frauds looking for attention/money like Quinn and Sarkeesian.

Maybe he’s not doing it intentionally, but by drawing the comparisons to what’s going on with Star Wars, I find it hard to believe he doesn’t know who and what he’s inviting into the discussion.

You of course have a typically cynical take on these “gates” that I have no desire to get into you with. Putting that aside, whatever you think of the people bring attacked, there is no reason whatsoever to violently harass. And it’s beyond absurd to suggest that one shouldn’t call out violent harassment just for fear that someone else entirely might come in and paint all criticism with a broad brush. I’m sorry I have more sympathy with those getting death threats than those merely getting supposedly generalized. I don’t know why Rian should have to top toe and ignore the issue completely just because of how other people may or may not respond.

Of course no one should violently harass someone else. Duh.

My point is that the result so far in these “gate” stories is that the harassment becomes the story, the broader fanbase is guilty by association (“toxic fandom”), and the original story that kicked everything off is conveniently forgotten or labeled as conspiracy, while the participants supposedly on the side of social justice go on to build massive social media followings and make money from the whole affair.

Rian can bash harassers all he wants, but drawing comparisons to GamerGate and ComicsGate is going to result in the same shitty mess. I don’t want a JediGate.

The original story that compelled me to kick this thread off was the treatment of Kelly Marie Tran , and lets not hurl insults at people such as “duh” and "panties in a bunch " aye ? seems unbecoming of a moderator imho.

Agreed.

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#1225019
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Mrebo said:

Handman said:

I’m taking a few classes over the summer, and one of them is this required communications course. Today, the teacher mentioned how a misogynist disagreed with a feminist’s position to “kill all men”. And yet… I feel like any rational human being would disagree with that.

Needless to say, I find it very difficult to take this teacher seriously.

Did anybody point that out?

I feel like there’s a lot of context missing here…

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#1224722
Topic
The Simpsons
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DuracellEnergizer said:

dahmage said:

Watching S12E20 - Children of a Lesser Clod

who says there aren’t any great episodes past season 4/5/6?

Not me. I say there aren’t any great episodes past Season 11 (“Behind the Laughter” was the absolute last “classic” episode.).

And the only good part about “Children of a Lesser Clod” was the George Jetson bit.

Oh but you are wrong

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#1224708
Topic
Off Topic is now <em>three</em> separate categories
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TV’s Frink said:

dahmage said:

oojason said:

Mrebo said:

TV’s Frink said:

dahmage said:

Mrebo said:

dahmage said:

TV’s Frink said:

Is it for the season though?

old bay is for the season

Your posts should have commercial sponsors.

technically they do

Hi dahmaged. You’re doing a good job and I’ll be sure to note it on your next performance review.

I’m not surprised. dahmage deserves a promotion.

Major dahmage?

well, i like think think that i am currently a Pretty Officer, First Class

WIR

oh man, is that actually WIW?

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#1224702
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Mrebo said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Mrebo said:

moviefreakedmind said:

It’s hard to tell given his near universal unwillingness to actually put his opinions forward in this thread. I have to make educated guesses and since he has an obvious pro-Trump bias, I didn’t take that observation as though it was a criticism.

Jay has put his opinions out there front and center. And I see no pro-Trump bias.

I don’t understand how you couldn’t see it. The refusal to acknowledge most of the President’s faults is a pro-Trump bias in my opinion.

As Jay suggested it’s tedious and unnecessary to constantly criticise Trump. I call that preservation of sanity, not bias.

Jay doesn’t like what the Obama Administration did under Title IX and so he liked the reversal of the policy under Trump. It doesn’t follow that he has a pro-Trump bias or that he doesn’t believe there are better alternative policies.

how does Jay feel about tuesdays?