she was disarming: Man disagrees with woman, makes game about punching her.
This is a thing that happened.
Helen Lewis wrote an article on the New Statesman yesterday on the online harassment experienced by Anita Sarkeesian, which I’ve been following for a while. To recap:
American blogger Anita Sarkeesian, who launched a Kickstarter programme to raise $6,000 to…
Holy Hell. What the fuck?! I mean, seriously, what. the. fuck. This dude needs some SERIOUS counseling. It’s times like these that I wish I could transport people into other peoples’ bodies, even for just a day. I’d transport this asshat into an abused wife’s body, and leave him with her memories. Her fear. Her rage and shame that she can’t leave this man who has hurt her in so many ways, but says if she leaves he’ll take her kids away. If she leaves she’ll fail. If she leaves, he’ll find her and kill her. I’d like him to live with those emotions for just 24 hours. Even if hubby never comes home and lays a hand on “him”. I’d like him to experience the terror of that life and come out of it thinking that it is in ANY way OK to make a video game that depicts beating a woman just to evoke a response. Terrorizing women to evoke fucking anything? NOT FUCKING COOL. Like that dickface that stalked the girl and then ran by her because he was so mad about being stereotyped. Way to be an awful human being.
This Spurr person has defined for me what it is to be in permanent violation of Wheaton’s Law.