Today on the Basement, Scott talks about The Evil Within while Marissa shakes in fear. We talk about the latest superhero movies. #Gamergate’s confusion is discussed and Marissa voices her concerns. Marissa talks about lucky Parent Gamers who raise kids and still get their gaming in. Scott talks about stand up comedy and we answer your questions!
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About the Gamergate/Anita situation, Marissa there’s no reason to be scared for your life.These threats are nothing more then that,just an intimidation or scare tactic to get something cancelled under the idea of a threat.And it makes sense for her to scared,public figures having anonymous threats for saying something controversial is nothing new and not something inclusive to women or the gaming industry. I’m not condoning these treats they are stupid & immature. Anita should have understood this and show as a strong women that shes not intimidated and have gone through with her (biased,one-sided) presentation anyway, and not falling into the damsel in distress stereotype that she is so against.
If anything its shows she is a coward has no character,and should not be put on as a high status for women’s rights.
Malala Yousafzai>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Anita Sarkeesian.
The latest threats against Anita were essentially “I am going to come into the university and kill a bunch of women if you do your presentation”, this being said in a state where you can legally carry a concealed firearm. That’s a LITTLE different than the typical harassment she’s received and is not far off from a bomb threat.
And when people phone in bomb threats to buildings, those buildings are evacuated. When people online make fake 9-11 calls and get a swat team to enter some rival gamer’s house, that’s a real threat.
So when Anita is choosing to not do a presentation because of a threat like that, I don’t think it’s “damsel in distress”, it’s “responsible adult”. Also the fact that you’re judging the content of a speech she didn’t give and condemning her for it makes clear your own “biased, one-sided” views.
My point is that when ever a mass shooting has happened, the perpetrator never announces that he/she going to kill you, take the example for the recent shooting in Ottawa.He didn’t send an E-mail or phone parliament that he is coming to get them. If a real killer was coming he/she is not going to tell you. Threats are just meant to scare and intimidate, its been about 2 weeks since the incident. If she believe her presentation is so right, she would go through with it regardless of the threats because that’s what leader of adversity does.
I condemn her views because they are ” biased,one-sided.” there are plenty of men & women that have challenged her facts with logic and evidence, a simple google search can show you that. Yes there is sexism in video games but Anita is going through it the wrong way by cherry picking and generalizing the entire industry.Look we may not agree but I respect your opinion and you and I present through discussion, which Anita does not. She would ignore,claim it as harassment and sexism because someone presenting a difference of opinion.
Her videos are kinda flawed.
Video games cause/ reinforce sexist values – if this was true that would also mean that games cause violence but we know this isn’t true because we would see spikes in the violent crime rate but we don’t.
glad to see jones well!
With the Anita thing didn’t the police confirm that the latest threat should not be taken seriously and that there is no real danger? Wasn’t the goal of the threat for anita not to do her speech? So by doing exactly what the threat wants isn’t she encouraging more? Arent you not supposed to make threats public because it encourages more and alerts the person who made them/gives glory?
On a separate note glad Scotts back missed him a lot! Bring back Josh cam!