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Monthly Archives: August 2014

It’s Dangerous to Go Alone: Why Are Gamers So Angry? – The Daily Beast

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A look at the origins of the movement that would go on to be called Gamergate, and the seeds of toxic, obsessive resentment that have always uniquely afflicted the community calling themselves “gamers.”

Okay, gamers, let’s have a talk.

First of all, my cred—rest assured I am one of your tribe. I have saved the princess, I have united the Triforce, I have shot rockets into the giant goat skull to blow up John Romero’s head. There is documentary evidence that I proposed to my wife at a video game convention where she had to beat the final boss from Sonic 3 & Knuckles before I would marry her.

So no, I’m definitely not one of the fake gamer girls you fear and loathe so much, especially since I’m not a girl. So when I tell you you’re being misogynist losers who are making us all look bad, maybe you’ll listen.

Probably not, though.

(Read the entire article at The Daily Beast)

Men Without a Country: Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, My Father and Me – The Daily Beast

When my father first came to this country as a graduate student, there was an incident where he and a friend were walking home and were suddenly confronted in a parking lot by a group of apparently intoxicated students in a car, driving around them in circles, shouting threats and racist catcalls. My father’s friend… Continue Reading

Occupying the Throne: Justine Tunney, Neoreactionaries, and the New 1% – The Daily Beast

How do you go from far-left socialist to far-right monarchist in three years? How do you go from, in 2011, marching in self-declared solidarity with the “99 Percent” holding a banner saying “Give Class War A Chance” to, in 2014, tweeting that liberalism is “Truly one of the worst ideas ever,” calling for a return… Continue Reading