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Submission + - ESR: Radical Feminists Are Attempting to Frame Linus, Others for Sexual Assault (

_KiTA_ writes: Open Source Pioneer Eric S. Raymond has revealed explosive allegations on his blog, claiming that he has a source with evidence that the Ada Initiative, a tech initiative designed to support women in open source, has been attempting to frame Linus Torvalds and other high profile members of the Linux and Open Source community for sexual assault. Linus has been noted for never being alone at conferences as of late, apparently this is a defensive move due to repeated attempts to "scalp" him — getting him alone and then immediately pushing a fake claim of sexual harassment or assault to either have him arrested or pulled off Linux development.

Possibily related to October's Linux Kernel Dev Sarah Sharp Quits, Citing 'Brutal' Communications Style story on how feminist Sarah Sharp took words out of context to try and suggest Linus and Greg were being aggressive monsters on the Kernel Mailing List — something she equates with physical violence on her blog.

Sarah Sharp is a member of the Ada Initiative's Advisory Board, the group that is apparently behind the attempt to frame Linus, among others, for sexual misconduct.

Comment Re:Or perhaps... (Score 1) 618

why would GamerGate harass a convention right after fighting for the right to speak at it?

That's just what happened, though. A rabble of angry, anti-SJW folks who failed reading comprehension couldn't abide the existence of a panel that they perceived as pro-SJW.

Really? I'd love to see your evidence of this. Please feel free to link it.

Comment Re:Or perhaps... (Score 1, Insightful) 618

Yeah man, it's just about ethics in game journalism.

Except if you read about what actually happened... (A hard concept for someone trapped in tribal politics, but hear me out.)

The GamerGaters got permission to have a panel in response to all this talk about them supposedly being some sort of cross between Hitler and the Comic Book Guy from the Simpsons. So right there, that wrecks this "GamerGate harassed the panel into oblivion" -- why would GamerGate harass a convention right after fighting for the right to speak at it?

Also, You'll note that's what's always missing in these discussions -- anything from the POV of the "other side." We're just supposed to accept as fact that GamerGate are evil right wing MRAs that are dedicated to harassing innocent women online and keeping gaming "pure."

We're definitely not supposed to ask for evidence of this supposed harassment or actually ask the GamerGaters what their take on all this is or ask any of the dozens of POC or Women in GamerGate for their view on things (or even acknowledge they exist).

Nope, some con artists pretending to be victimized feminists like Zoe Quinn or Anita Sarkeesian said GamerGate is bad and by god, our entire critical thinking processes shut down the second that happens -- to the point that they're requesting that the UN force the US to censor the entire internet to prevent people from making fun of them when they say or do something stupid.

Listen and Believe.

In reality we've seen this happen at multiple GamerGate meetups, including the one the Society of Professional Journalists was putting on -- if GamerGate is being allowed to speak, these psychotic faux social justice sociopaths call in bomb threats, harass the venue, try to blackmail people into silencing them, et cetera. The one thing that can get one of these lazy entitled pink haired twits to actually get off of Twitter and Tumblr and DO something is seeing GamerGate possibly be allowed to speak someplace.

So here's the question that you should be asking if you still have your critical reasoning skills: Why?

If GamerGate is some sort of reactionary far right hate mob then why not let them speak and prove that they're some kind of group of monsters? Why call in up to 10 bomb threats at a single venue just to silence them? Is the mere fact that some supposed trollish conservative neckbeard dudebros speaking THAT dangerous to society at large? These Social Justice troll types don't go around threatening the Westboro guys with bomb threats, or try to get the GOP convention shut down for "regressive anti-trans opinions," so it's obviously not about Social Justice.

Could it possibly be that the reason they don't want GamerGate to speak is that the bullshit story they keep feeding people -- that GamerGate is supposedly a group of white male nerds who hate women -- has absolutely nothing to do with reality? That there's an incredible amount of money to be made in being a professional victim (read: con artist) but that relies on you making absolutely certain the boogieman you have helped create remains some sort of amorphous source of dread and is never, ever allowed to defend themselves?

Comment Re:Hmmmm (Score 1) 928

Randy Harper's blacklist, [] an list of white men, gamers, nerds, conservatives, KFC,... and other people Randy Harper and her radical feminist friends consider too "problematic"

How do I get on this wonderful list?

1. Be on Twitter.
2. Disagree with a Radical Third Wave Victim Feminist on any topic. Suggesting that women should get jobs based on their merits and not receive special treatment for having a vagina is an easy way, following a conservative news site's twitter or Totalbiscuit's (an extremely influential Youtube reviewer with a few million subscribers; he made the mistake of mocking Otherkin once) twitter is another. Or just say something that Randi "You made your bed now get fucked in it" Harper doesn't like, for example "I would need to see some evidence of that claim."

Comment Re:Hmmmm (Score 4, Insightful) 928

So she's a social justice warrior troll doing this for attention? Called it earlier.

Expect her to have a Patreon account up within a few days, as well as a campaign started explaining why Linus is problematic and needs to be removed from Linux development soon, or how Linux needs a safe space special interest group so feminist coders can submit their commits without being threatened by people pointing out their code sucks. Because remember kids, criticism is "Cyber Violence."

As an aside, she's a blockbot user, so yes, she most definitely is a SJW or a SJW ally:

(If you're blocked and have never even spoken with her, congratulations, you're a member of Randy Harper's blacklist, an list of white men, gamers, nerds, conservatives, KFC, President Obama, and other people Randy Harper and her radical feminist friends consider too "problematic" to be allowed to communicate with people in the tech industry.)

Actually... Yuuuup, 5 seconds of research later:

Third Wave (Professional Victim) Feminist, with posts pushing the lie about the gender gap (there are more women than men getting STEM degrees now), and a post about the "Donglegate" lynch mob, wherein a professional outrage mob was directed by professional victim and gender identity con artist Adria Richards to shame and destroy the lives of two men making a joke about forking and dongles, suggesting that hearing a joke you disagree with is equivalent to being physically attacked.

In short: She might be a gifted programmer, but she's a weak willed human being, and her having a professional freakout about Linus making a joke about being intimidating isn't surprising -- it's a calculated maneuver. Expect something else to come up soon -- as mentioned, Linus will be deemed too problematic to be allowed to remain in Linux, or the Professional Victims will demand special treatment for Women in Linux Development.

Comment Re:Do over please (Score 1) 73

Can we get a cleanup on this summary please, from someone who actually passed high school English class?

The short version: someone served up malicious javascript on 8chan by hosting it on imgur as images, revealing that imgur does not actually check to make sure its images are images. Some Flash on 8chan loads the javascript from the localstorage object, breaking same-origin. Once again the DOM is proven to be a horrible house of cards.

Also, the DDoS was at the very least also targeted at 8ch. There was a pretty big teardown of it -- someone registered a similar name to 4ch's image host, the malware SWF specifically mentions the founder of 8ch and something that sounds like it's related to /pol/, the server hosting up the malware was replying to specific referrers and IP addresses, etc etc.

Comment Re: This subject is work. (Score 3, Interesting) 241

The real welfare queens in our society are employers, and always have been.

"Welfare" refers to receiving government money for no work.

When employers "expect" you to commute to work "for free", that's not "welfare"; it's the contract you negotiated with your employer. If you don't like the conditions or the salary, don't take the contract. You are a legally competent adult, aren't you? And you do think that your work is valuable?

And when society has to pick up the slack in government benefits for the employees of employers cutting costs like this, constantly? What then?

Comment Re:The Sad Puppies won. (Score 0) 1044

Does anyone who's not a complete ideological nutball really think that if, for the sake of argument, Lesbians of Color Against Bernie Sanders, had somehow created their own slate and organized, Puppy-style, enough bad faith voting that ALL the ballot options were leftish and there were no right wing books to be had, that the reaction by Hugo voters would have been any different whatsoever?

Hugo voters voted the way they did for two reasons. They were aware two third parties with broadly similar, albeit to different extremes, had gamed the selection, and were pissed about it. And they had to choose between a second rate selection of works selected not by merit, but by political ideology.


You know, that might make sense, except that the Hugos were already being fixed, before this, by a group of hard left exclusionary TERFs headed up by two TOR employees.

And don't talk to me about "second rate selection" of Scifi when drivel like ""If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love" or "Queers Dig Time Lords" was getting nominated.

Everyone likes to pretend that the Sad Puppies are a bunch of right wing trolls that just showed up and said "nice award, we're gonna fuck it up to spite you overly progressive scifi fans." In reality it was far closer to "nice award, but why are only people in the far left SJW clique being allowed to even be nominated?"

That's the takeaway I hope at least some people get here. The Hugos were being fixed by a whisper campaign for years. The Sad Puppies just brought the whisper campaigns into the open and proved they existed.

Comment Re:does anti-sjw = deranged violent prick? (Score 1, Troll) 1044

Incorrect. Beale (aka Vox Day) isn't in charge of Sad Puppies. Brad R Torgersen is. Vox Day is some bogeyman people keep trotting out to scare little kids and pink haired manchildren on Tumblr.

Here's the thing. The Hugos aren't a "progressive" award -- or rather, they're not supposed to be. They're supposed to be a literary award. That's the entire point of the Sad Puppies and Vox Day's Rabid Puppies -- that a group of people are pushing political litmus tests on this award behind the scenes.

And for all the frothing rage and smug cuntyness that we'll see over the next few days, here's the sad thing: The Sad Puppies were absolutely right.

Comment The Sad Puppies won. (Score 5, Insightful) 1044

The Sad Puppies won. Yes, they didn't win a single award -- in fact, some really good works lost to No Award, seemingly just to spite them.

But that was the point.

Their stated goal was to prove that there was a group of people out there voting for political reasons and fixing the Hugos. To fight this, they did the unforgivable sin of nominating some good works (such as one of the Dresden Files novels) for a Hugo.

The CHORF / SJWs fell for it en mass, just as George R R Martin begged them not to (archive version) back in April. They proved the Sad Puppies point -- that the Hugos are fixed by a group of gatekeepers.

The Hugos have been fixed for years, to the point that Steven King outright refused to participate due to how bad it became. The CHORFs proved the Sad Puppies' point more than anything else could. The Hugos have been forever tarnished by this -- not by the Sad Puppies voting in the "wrong way" for the "wrong type of fans", but by the CHORFs decreeing that you have to have the right politics, the right thoughts, the right opinions, to be a "real fan" or a "real hugo winner."

No problem is so formidable that you can't just walk away from it. -- C. Schulz