I know! It's actually a reasonable comment from him, and that kind of freaks me out.
Too damn hard? I don't even know how to begin to reply to that.
Well, she did kind of cherry-pick the most violent examples. I also doubt she'll really explore the side of gaming that is positive towards women, because she has a specific agenda...and it's not the betterment of the gaming community. That being said, she doesn't deserve threats and harassment; no one does. It's sad that her critics can't have a rational debate, and resort to violent threats. I'm hoping there's a full investigation. I think it's become easier and more acceptable to be a troll. Personally, I think more forums need to push for a cleaner community. If you can't discuss a game's merits and failures in an adult manner, you should be banned permanently with your IP blocked. There were portions of her latest video that I did agree with. Sadly, she followed the typical failure of modern journalism. Instead of showing both sides of the issue, highlighting her stance, and allowing the reader/viewer to choose their own, she opted to only show one side. I could describe a cup of coffee as being brown, staining your teeth, and having sediment floating in it. While that description is correct, it only shows one half of the issue. She’s transferring the burden to the viewer, and I feel that is wrong. By repetitively showing the most extreme examples of violence towards women, she’s able to whip her audience into a frenzy and polarize the situation. Talking about the “violence in games” as a general concept, she’s pushing the assumption that all games are violent and that the industry is ruled by misogyny and patriarchy. Granted, there is misogyny in the industry, so she does have valid points. I just have problems with how she’s presenting it.
I would like to see a full investigation. If it's true, the person needs to be outed and prosecuted. If it's publicity...well, then she needs to be outed. I don't support her work, and personally feel she's a con-artist. Still, no one deserves to be harassed.
ATI's just declared war.
That must have been torture for them. I'm praying for their safe recovery.
Yes, because sticking your nails into a drink is totally discreet. I still think the best method is to just not leave a drink unattended when you're out.
Sadly, you're correct.
I spend a large portion of my day answering questions and fixing screw-ups by these "truly great" workers. I would take laid-off, older, experienced workers in a heartbeat.
Pretty much this. Fark hasn't been relevant in a long time, so trying to "clean up" now is too little too late.
I know that. However, our media is slowly turning more and more sensationalist, and thoughtful discourse is no longer encouraged. They don't want discussions. All they want are talking points and arguments.
It appears that Nicholas Jackson does not understand how modern media works. The trolls are necessary in order to develop that inclusiveness...that "us vs. them" mentality. Otherwise, it's just a bunch of random people saying "I agree." on every article. That doesn't drive revenue. No, my friends, those trolls are necessary, in fact, I'd go so far as to say they are vital.
That's the staging point that the lizard people will use to invade the US.
It's not the patient that's the issue though. An outbreak could happen through an oversight in proper disposal of fluids, soiled bedding, etc. While I don't think people are "scaremongering," it's foolish to say it will NEVER happen.
Wasn't there a small outbreak of flesh-eating disease that was linked to a leak from the CDC? I'll try to find a citation...