misogyny

Fallacy Watch: No True Klansman

I may have contributed to a new term for a rhetorical ploy we see more and more. Here’s how it happened – I’m rather proud of this coinage, but wonder whether we may be reinventing the fallacious wheel. Is there an already apt term in rhetorical jargon?

So, what’s everybody else doing to #destroythejoint?

Torey Maguire reckons feminists should just ignore Alan Jones, since he’s just a formulaic shock-jock troll, but I don’t agree. “Don’t feed the Trolls” is bad science, and we should feed the trolls if we need to. Creative mockery to underline the point that we are not “offended”, we are contemptous: that’s cathartic as well.

Gamers Against Bigotry

Game design consultant Ernest W. Adams at Butterflies and Wheels: It’s time for us to force the permanent nine-year-olds to grow up or get out of our games and forums.

The social mosaic and how we change it

Another comment nugget of awesome found in YATOD, this one in the Penny Arcade forums, on a thread discussing sexism/misogyny in the wake of the hatefest directed against Anita Sarkeesian’s Kickstarter on Tropes vs Women in gaming.

Yes, you are awful too

Kate Harding: if your solution to sexist abuse on the internet is, “Just don’t let anyone know your gender, or see a picture of you, or ever mention where you live”, you are so fucking awful, I can’t even.