Remember way back, when Anita Sarkeesian did her bit Kickstarter campaign for her Tropes vs Women in Video Games series? 1001 people made videos ripping her to pieces. Over the years that followed, everyone realized that it was a con, done by Sarkeesian. She didn’t get her own gameplay footage. The quality of her videos didn’t substantially improve. She didn’t keep to her own timescale and didn’t fulfill a single Kickstarter reward for any of her backers. It was all one big scam. As was the campaign for her Women Defying History series, which made substantially more money. This was even worse since it was brought to light that she already had everything to make those videos. So where did the over $250,000 go? To her non-profit, that has also been exposed as a giant scam. They do nothing but make YouTube videos. They’re worthless.
A few days ago, there was a new organization that got launched – Bully Hunters. Their objective is to be white knights for women who are being harassed in online gaming. They will go into Counterstrike matches and kill the bullies! Um…fight the power? They had a big stream that they did both as a fundraising tool and a way to promote their message. And it was immediately apparent that this was a giant fucking scam. From the ground up, it’s a scam. It’s so obvious that the people who are there as “bullies” are acting. It is Ubisoft trailer levels of bad acting like real people. The whole thing reminded me of that line from that TERRIBLE Law and Order: SVU episode
But that isn’t where the story ends. See, one of the big voices behind this, a woman with the Twitter handle Zombi Unicorn really did a number on this movement. See, it started with her using some horrifically erroneous statistics about the number of women who get pushed out of gaming because of harassment. She said there was a study showing that it was 3 million. A Twitter user called Platinum demanded the source for this, but Zombi Unicorn had nothing for her. Thankfully, Platinum was a studious academic and chose to do some digging and found that the source, while not official since she was never officially told which source they had, was a study from 2012 that had just over 800 respondents to an online survey that they extrapolated to every single PC and console owner. In other words, a study with terrible testing method and terrible sample size was taken as gospel. Brilliant. Not to mention that their erroneous statistic is featured in the same space as an ad for a product, along with their service, who says that the proceeds are going to organizations against harassment, but we all knew where it was actually going – to their wallets.
However, that still wasn’t where it ended. Zombi Unicorn was busted making some pretty inflammatory statements during streams, calling people “faggots.” Now, I have no problem with that word, but when you have SJWs using the LGBT community as a shield (despite not giving a shit about what they actually think, like how Anita seems to really hate on sexy women as a men-only thing. It’s almost like she doesn’t want to think that lesbians and bisexual women actually exist) whenever they take criticism, it seems weird to have someone they respect use the word so flagrantly. Naturally, the second the Internet was calling her on this stuff, she pulled the “I’m being harassed!” card. Typical.
Naturally the gaming media rushed to her defense as well. She’s talked about the tons of articles written about her by Kotaku, Polygon, and others that I am sure will be the female equivalent of getting her knob slobbered all over. As they did for Anita. As they have done for every “feminist” who decides to see how easily SJWs and their money are parted.
More investigation showed that an organization called FCB Chicago was tied up in this as well. They are the company who acted as architects for this entire campaign right from the beginning, and the maker of Steel Series brand headsets is looking into possible legal action for the damage that this clusterfuck did to their brand. It’s pretty great stuff.
See, just like Feminist Frequency, all of this was a scam. Now we know for certain since Bully Hunters IP is gone. The website is gone, they’ve disappeared. They pocketed a ton of cash, and now they left. Since they weren’t doing what Anita did and had to be expected to actually do stuff in video games, it makes sense that they didn’t stick around for long. A con is easy if you have no obligations that you are expected to fulfill. These people decided to take their money and run. They made money selling bullshit, got the games media to cry for them and write articles where they couldn’t burying their heads up these people’s asses any further, and then decided to ditch.
I’ve long held that modern feminism is a religion. I wrote a post a long time ago about a school in Canada that had confession booths where men could come confess their sins for being white. While that may have been partially in jest, these people do believe in Original Sin. That of being born a man, or white, or straight. The combination of all three makes you Satan incarnate. Their dogma is absolutely immune from criticism. As we saw with how they don’t allow any refutation of their arguments. They put out bullshit facts, erroneous statistics, and when asked to cite their sources, they don’t respond. At all. Unless to tell Platinum, as Zombi Unicorn did, to watch the stream. So they could make that sweet money. Because of course they did.
It amazes me with how many of these people in the social justice/feminism community claim to not be religious, how many of them still embrace dogma. That’s what this is. These people have embraced religious dogma, and they don’t seem to care. Of course the likes of Zombi Unicorn and her ilk don’t care. They pocketed the cash and disappeared. And because their dogma teaches that they are never to question the leaders of their church, nobody will say anything about it. That’s the nature of dogma. Just like how Anita-senpai (to them) was never able to be criticized.
Part of me thinks that atheists who reject the religion of Christianity, Islam, or any of the other mainstream ones simply left one religion and found another one. They left the beliefs, but not the dogmatic way of thinking. That is a serious problem, and the worst part is that now that the regressive left culture has taken over popular culture as a whole, western society in general just gets a new dogma. Christianity loses out as the dominate religion, social justice takes its place. We need to abandon dogmatic thinking. But I know I am asking too much.
Until next time, a quote,
“Dogma, whatever form it takes, is the ultimate enemy of humanity.” – Saul Alinsky