Race is complicated, but one thing remains true: An arrest transcends skin color.
Sorry, Zoe and her indie-drones, we’re not going to just let this “blow over”,
This isn’t about you cheating on your boyfriend with Nathan Grayson, Robin Arnott, Joshua Boggs, Kyle Pulver, and Brandon McCartin, though infidelity is nothing to be admired.
It’s about WHO THEY ARE. They were figures of authority, in a sense, and you used them to climb your way up the totem pole to get your game marketed. You openly admitted yourself that you didn’t even want to be a part of the video game industry,you instead wanted to “destabilize it” and “destroy the meritocracy” (that you took advantage of).
It’s actually funny that you think this will just “blow over”, you seem to be unaware of the permanence of these things on the internet, no matter how hard you and Boggs are trying to remove evidence of it. Every other forum is censoring this, but pretty much nothing gets deleted off of Tumblr. The information is out there, and there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it.
You fucked journalists for good game reviews. You fucked YOUR MARRIED BOSS for promotion. You set a negative example for every up-and-coming female game developer, and we have all the proof in the world that this information isn’t faked or falsified in any way. This isn’t about harassment, this isn’t about “slut-shaming”, it’s about exposing Kotaku’s corruption and total lack of journalistic integrity in the indie dev and social justice scenes once and for all.
Anonymous said: Did you hear about the PETA thing with Detroit? Apparently PETA is refusing people access to water or something unless they go vegan?
Well, let’s get something straight first—PETA is not refusing people access to water, the city of Detroit is. What PETA is doing is almost worse—they are offering to pay past due water bills for people who pledge to go vegan.
There are a couple reasons this is a terrible idea: one, it’s the humanitarian equivalent of offering to feed people who don’t have food if they join your church or convert to your faith. So that’s disgusting. Like, if you offer me water, something I need to live, I would pledge anything, tell you whatever you want to hear. Does PETA really think this is the best way to convert people—especially people who are often in dire straits financially, many of whom likely barely have the money to pay for food at all in the first place? Essentially, they’re exploiting a humanitarian crisis instead of offering the aid the is truly desperately needed.
Two, if you really wanted to give people a positive impression of veganism and represent it as the compassionate movement that it is, you could just fucking pay their water bills anyway. Could you imagine what a positive moment this could have been if PETA had just said, hey, we are a multi-million dollar corporation, why don’t we just help these people out without expecting anything in return? Can you imagine what a positive impression that would make and how much good it would do for those people? This could have been a beautiful moment, but instead they made it into something disgusting. Typical PETA.
Pretty much every time we hear about PETA, myself and every vegan I know end up shaking our heads in shame that they are the popular representation for a movement we feel so passionately about. In the past they’ve been guilty of fat-shaming, racist and sexist ad campaigns, appropriating the struggle of victims of the holocaust… I have said many times that I have “had it up to here” with PETA and their bullshit, but this is a whole new low. That’s why I think, as vegans, we should call for a boycott of PETA’s products, books, websites—anything that makes PETA money. It’s time for someone else to step up and be the face of the veg movement. We’re done with PETA and their shit.