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Well surprise surprise Tom Preston’s retarded. Why you may ask? Well let’s break down his comic and artist’s description. first the comic itself. 

1. He knows nothing about how and why Vivian James was created

A group called The fine Young Capitalists (TFYC) hosted a charity (for lack of a better term) where women would pitch their ideas for video games, those ideas would be drawn out by concept artists, and then voted on. The winner’s game would be made and the funds would be donated to charity with 8% going to the girl who pitched the winning idea as royalties. 

Zoe Quinn (Yeah, we have to mention her again. Just think of her as the two bullets that started WWI) attempted to vilify the charity in a fit of persecution complex saying it was oppressive to have women give ideas for free. 

Not mentioning that was the extent of their contribution, ideas, not art or coding but being the ideas guy but I digress. She used her connections in gaming journalism to shame TFYC and major gaming journalists sites blindly followed her lead. 

When the Five Guys scandal started (this was before GamerGate was officially a thing), 4Chan’s /v/ caught on to this event when one of the “charity’s” prominent members wrote a comment on Reddit detailing what happened. You can read the comment here: http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/814/183/c06.png

The result is something magical. 4Chan has defeated feminists by being better feminists and thus ultimately discrediting feminists. They funded TFYC’s project and donated enough money that they were allowed to design a character that would appear in the winning game. 

Being smart, they designed a female character that would go against the feminist’s assumptions. Rather than a ditzy bimbo, they created just about the most average girl ever but still one that was easily recognizable: http://www.funnyjunk.com/vivian+james/funny-pictures/5269334

She was a girl. She was a gamer. But she wasn’t a gurl gamer. Her interests were video games. She hated video game journalists. Her shirt was green and purple representing 4chan’s color and she wore a 4 leaf clover on her headband to symbolize 4chan as well. Even her name was video game related. vivian James being a close approximation to vidya gaems, /v/’s terminology for video games. Save for the inevitable porn that was drawn of her later down the line, there was nothing inherently offensive about the character herself save for the people who made her. 

TFYC accepted the character and she became the face of GamerGate, a rebellion of the consumer against the corrupt devs, journalists, and social justice warriors corrupting the industry: http://cdn.themis-media.com/media/global/images/library/deriv/801/801073.jpg

Of course feminists were still mad even though there was nothing offensive about Vivian’s design. They attempted to slam 4chan as pedophiles but that failed to catch wind. They attempted to contact and shame TFYC for accepting money from 4chan, ironic because it was feminists who attempted to destroy the “charity” in the first place. 4Chan funded a project to get women in gaming. Feminists are so hell bent on being victims that they actively attempted to oppress women from getting into gaming. Is there any finer argument that feminism is obsolete in the first world? 

2. Take a look at Dobson’s depiction of her and then take a look at what 4Chan made: http://38.media.tumblr.com/0ba8ae1413ac3cf00a0bb47a7b87a444/tumblr_naqa31NRbj1tvej0ho1_1280.jpg

Dobson has made her shaplier, ditzier, wider eyed, and overall overly feminin. The very thing he criticizes artists hundreds of times better than he is of doing to women he did to a non-sexualized character for the purpose of making his side seem all the more valid. It was a deliberate choice on his part and he should be called out for such crude tactics. To put this in perspective, if 4chan had made a black character, Dobson would have drawn his lips bigger than the 4chan version. Apparently using stereotypical body types for women is only wrong if it’s not Dobson doing it. 

3. GamerGate isn’t sexist. 

In the very least, not in the way people are claiming it is. The members may not all live up to the standards set by First World Feminists and video game journalists but the movement is comprised of people from all walks of life. Outspoken feminists (including Christina Sommers, a Democrat labled as a conservative by journos) to Men Rights Activists. Various shades of philosophies about gender and gender identity can be found in the movement but the reason they all label it as sexist is because none of them subscribe to the extremists version that people like Tom Preston espouse. 

This is largely a problem with a lot of things. People and movements are unfairly labeled as sexist or racist because they wish to argue the point or don’t go all the way with what certain people think should happen. It’s even worse when it comes to history where the most progressive of people would still be vilified as racists or sexists for the crime of being born too early and subscribing to the views of the era. 

The point is when you hear something like a movement about video games being called sexist or misogynistic, take that with a grain of salt. Do your own research or the matter. Look at what they’re saying and maybe browse their forums and ask what it is that they’re against and why they might be called those things. Also look at who’s making the claim. How extreme are their views? dungeons and dragons was labeled as anti-Christian by radical Christians who see persecution everywhere. The film Drive was called anti-semetic…by a jewish man who sees anti semitism everywhere. 

People with extremist philosophies are going to see more persecution of their ideas than people who don’t. That’s just a fact of life so again, I encourage you to do your own research when people start throwing around accusations about these things. Especially when you wouldn’t be able to confirm it yourself upon a quick glance. 

4. Tom’s Joke was poorly worded. When I read “Occu-Lass Thrift, I immediately thought it was a pun on the Oculus Rift. A VR headset whose lead dev sold out to Facebook a few months ago. He really couldn’t figure out a better name to call her? Vivian Jame’s name works because it in of itself is a legitimate name but no one in their right mind would name their kid “Occu-Lass Thrift.” Again, Tom has no idea what Vivian James is and represents. If it weren’t for the girl’s comments, I think everyone would assume he was talking about the VR headset. Speaking of his comments. Let’s get right into that. 

Zoe Quinn’s jilted ex-boyfriend decided to post a rant about her online, accusing her of sleeping with journalists to get good praise on her free web game (accusations that were later found to be untrue). 

The Zoe Post (what Tom’s talking about) was written by Zoe Quinn’s ex boyfriend detailing her abusive and manipulative activities. The post in question left out a lot of information that was later found out by outside research but the gist is that she slept with journalists and game devs in order to promote her game Depression Quest. One of the people she slept with was her boss and another was the judge of an indie game contest that she contended. 

At this point it doesn’t even matter if they had their dicks in her at all. It was found that she has clear undeniable connections to these people and that they have promoted her and her game. This is a prime example of corruption in the video game industry where close ties kills objectivity and these journos report false information to the consumer in order to appease their friends and get more personal benefits from those they promote. 

 The #GamerGate movement was then started with the intention of pointing out issues with “gaming journalism ethics,” but thus far has only really been good at harassing women in the games industry and forcing them (and anyone who supports them) to leave.

Apparently no one has told Tom Preston about the campaign to e-mail the sponsors of these journos and get them to back out.

Nor has anyone told Tom Preston about #NotYourShield, a Twitter campaign encouraging people from all walks of life be it religious, gender based, race based, where you’re from, etc to come out and say they do not approve of these journalists and social justice warriors speaking on their behalf. 

And who would have thought that not one single person has mentioned GamerGate’s constant state of self regulation. You reading me type Zoe Quinn is the most you’ll get with that name because people in an attempt to separate themselves from her but still be able to comment on what’s important (her connections), have begun calling her “Literally Who.” In response to this Zoe has changed her Twitter name to Dr. Literally Who so it seems she’s loving the hate. 

Actually now that I think about it, I’m sure the critics Tom hasn’t blocked have relayed this info to him. I’m willing to bet he just deliberately ignored to so he can make history fit his ideals. Go back to the Ministry of Truth, Dobson. you’re a shit artist and a worse human being. 

When people started to question #GamerGate’s seemingly dubious motives, some 4-channers decided to make a “gamer girl” mascot called Vivian James to prove they weren’t sexist. 

See: Everything I have said previous to this and do refer to the links. The first two are screen caps going over exactly how and why vivian was made. Tom Preston is dead fucking wrong. Objectively wrong. If being wrong could hurt, Tom Preston would have died before he finished that sentence. 

After all… she’s a girl! Girls can’t be sexist, right? So if you’re wondering why there are so many icons of that girl on twitter or DA or whatever… that’s why.

Tom, I took this up with some psychologists and they have all declared you as a pathological liar. Short of the long. Vivian James is the face of the movement along with /V/’s board-tan (the simplistic angry looking bald guy you may see in GG images), real people like Milo, Internet Aristocrat (using his Youtube avatar), JonTron, Christina Sommers, etc. 

Sadly I have a feeling too many people will be coming here, arguing about #GamerGate’s true intentions, bemoaning “Not ALL GamerGate harassed women!” and completely ignoring my brilliant pun for the Occupy Wall Street girl. Bah.

Just do what you always do. block them like a little bitch. It can’t be that what you said was wrong. It can’t be that you’re deliberately misrepresenting the movement. It can’t be that you’re outing yourself once again as a white knight ass who knows absolutely nothing about what he’s talking about but somehow think his farts don’t stink. 

And fuck your little pun. Obviously people are going to ignore your shitty pun because that’s not what this comic is about you shit. Your entire description was about how sexist GG and vivian James are. Your first panel is a complete strawman of the movement. If I drew a picture of pig shitting on Muhammad followed by a second panel with a drawing of a chicken crossing the street, I’d have no right to say “and people are harping on my drawing of Muhammad and completely ignoring my brilliant why did the chicken cross the road joke. Bah.”

fuck you, Dobson. You’re objectively wrong. 

PS: Your girl looks worse than the one Reddit designed for TFYC! 

EDIT: Maybe he’s just mad that this isn’t how she’s usually depicted: http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/237/4/c/five_hundred_plus_strawpolls_by_seigaseigas-d7wif0r.png

I went to the EDF and found that they thought the same thing about Dobson’s girl’s name. 

They accepted the challenge.

He’s not a smart man.

this reaction comic here breaks it down a bit easier.

plus the art work is a lot smoother crisper and better framed and presented the Dodson’s original comic.

An Open Letter To All Cis Men:

poppypicklesticks:

skellytin:

Just think, that every joke or whatever that is at the expense of men, that rubs you the wrong way, that you have virtually no chance of being raped/molested/sexually harassed. You will get a job easier. And on average, you will be be paid more than women. Your beauty and fashion expectations are much lower, to an extreme extent, compared to women. You will ALWAYS be treated better than women now, or back hundreds/thousands of years ago. You will never have periods, pregnancy, or labor. You don’t have to deal with sexist dress codes that aren’t in your favor. You will not be slut-shamed, and will not be victim-blamed for sexual abuse (that you most likely won’t ever have). All for JUST BEING BORN A MAN. And when you remember those things, maybe your jimmies won’t be as rustled.

AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL CIS MEN: 

From what appears to be a cis woman.  Who wants to remind you how good you have it how having a penis is like being born with a silver spoon in your mouth. 

"Just think, that every joke or whatever that is at the expense of men"

For people who go on about male tears and male tears mugs so much, feminists sure can dish it out but can’t take it.  Hold them to the same standards that they hold others to, or give them a taste of their own medicine and they squeal like schoolgirls. 

"that rubs you the wrong way, that you have virtually no chance of being raped/molested/sexually harassed."

Oh this is feminism at its finest.  You constantly erase male victims of rape and sexual assault, and call it justice.  Guess what sweetie?  I was sexually assaulted.  Guess who who have been far the most unsympathetic about it?

Feminists.

I’ve been accused of lying about it, had people respond to my reveal of it with gifs of cartoon characters rolling their eyes, been told I was bringing it up for attention and to win arguments and more.  By feminists on this wretched website.

Oh we have virtually no chance of it?  That’s…. so feminism.   Your egos can’t handle the fact: so you try to downplay it as much as you fucking can.  We have no chance of it?  Your sorry ass movement constantly erases male victims and then you wonder why men want no part in your hateful movement.

Oh and we have no chance of being sexually harassed?  Funny I used to get sexually harassed all the fucking time when I was a teenager.   It all started when I was 16, when some middle aged man asked me for directions and then asked me if I wanted to suck him off.   Oh then there was the other middle aged guy a few days later who followed me for ages stroking my arm and asking if I wanted to come home and play with him, oh and then there was those other guys who…

Oh wait, I’m a boy boys can’t get sexually harassed!  Doh!  Doh!  Doh!  Sorry my reality, and reality of so many other men threatens your victim complex so much, that feminists routinely do everything you fucking can to pretend we don’t exist and shame us when we open our mouths. 

"You will get a job easier."

I’m gay and autistic.  I’m sure the Patriarchy is just glitching.  And hey, I can be legally dismissed from any job I get for being gay in many, many parts of America but, dat cis male privilege am I right?

I’m sure men of racial minorities never experience any trouble gaining work.

You sure you want to fucking play that card? 

"And on average, you will be be paid more than women."

Are we seriously going to play THAT fucking card?  First you want to invoke the myth that men hardly ever experience rape or sexual assault, now you want another myth, the wage gap?

Though if you want to play THAT fucking card, and that if you are a white cis woman, then by using the same mathmatical means as the ones used to present the myth of the wage gap, you are going to make a lot more money then minority men. Gay men. Racial minority men.  Disabled men.  You sure you wanna play that card, princess?  

"Your beauty and fashion expectations are much lower, to an extreme extent, compared to women."

Look what I found on your about page:

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Me too!  I’ve had a crush on him since I was 14.   

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No idea why.   Must be because he’s so eloquent in interviews or something

"You will ALWAYS be treated better than women now"

As a gay, autistic man who was raised on welfare due to having a physically disabled mother and a father who died when I was six due and had no life insurance, I totally agree with all the feminists who tell me this.  Especially the white, straight, cisgender, upper class ones who tell me this from their home in the suburbs or over their trust funds.  I really don’t.

Men are always treated better and have been throughout history?  The Order of the White Feather?  The Draft (which, by the way is something ALL men in america have to sign up for, as refusing to do so will not only prevent you from voting or things like applying for student loans, its illegal.)  No seriously, all the boys who were sent off to die in WW1, WW2 or Vietnam had it so much better then the women and girls who were exempt?  Interesting.  All the 12 year old boys on the Titanic who were denied places on the lifeboats for rich old women, because at 12 they were considered men and it was their duty to lay down their lives for women and children?  The Duluth method? The fact that a man cannot be legally raped in many parts of the world, since rape is legally defined as something that happens to a woman?  How society treats male victims of rape vs females? The same with domestic violence, suicidal depression, eating disorders and anything else traditionally considered a “female trouble”?  

Again, so minority men are always treated better then women?  Gay and bisexual men are ALWAYS treated better then gay and bisexual women, let alone straight women?  Huh, I had no idea society was far more tolerant of girls kissing each other then boys. 

Racial minority men always treated better then white women?  Disabled men always treated better then non disabled women?  Working class and homeless men are always treated better then rich women? 

Sure let’s go with that I guess.. 

"or back hundreds/thousands of years ago’

Are we still playing that card, princess? 

"You will never have periods, pregnancy, or labor."

You’ll also never experience being kicked in the balls, and I’ll never experienced multiple orgasms, but you don’t see me invoking basic biology as a gotcha.   Speaking of labour, I doubt you’ll ever experience the other kind of labour, safe in your plushy little American room wallowing in self pity.   Feel free to take up oil rigging, coal mining, deep sea fishing or any of the other dangerous, underpaid, dirty, physically demanding. time consuming jobs that let you live the comfortable life you do, that are almost entirely done by men.  

"You don’t have to deal with sexist dress codes that aren’t in your favor."

What planet do you fucking live on where you think that boys can wear booty shorts to school and girls can’t? 

As a half American half Brit, I always laugh when I hear spoilt American princesses complaining about dress codes.   You see, over in the UK, we have to wear these things called uniforms nearly all of the time.  Don’t think I’ve ever seen a boy in school uniform in shorts, whereas school dress codes for girls generally allow them to choose from skirts, or trousers, and in some cases, yes even shorts.  Generally, boys are not allowed to wear anything but trousers no matter how hot it gets. 

Also my friend went to a boy’s school.   They were very strict on hair.   Having your hair grow an inch or two below the very short length allowed? Detention.  Refusal to cut it? Expulsion.   

But please tell me how boys don’t have to deal with dress codes. 

Also! Here’s another little social experiment.   Go out wearing jeans and a t shirt.

Then have one of your male friends go out wearing heels, lipstick and a dress.

Then tell me what the reactions from people on the street were. 

"You will not be slut-shamed"

Really?  Because there’s quite a huuuuuuuge trend in modern feminism today (and even outside of it) to vilify and mock male sexuality, even when propping up female sexuality: that going out to see the Chippendales is fun and innocent and adorable, but men going to a nudie bar are disgusting pigs exploiting women.

Also, I’m a gay man.  I tend to keep the fact that I’m on Grindr under wraps, even though its one of the only things that helps level the playing field regarding the fact that my dating pool is probably only about one 20th the size of yours.   I wonder why…

We all know homophobic people never demonise homosexuality, and claim that two men holding hands is an abomination on par with child molestation, and the only acceptable way for homosexual men to live is to repress all sexual urges and live a life of celibacy.

And thank goodness for feminists!  Feminists NEVER slut shame gay men ever!  

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"and will not be victim-blamed for sexual abuse (that you most likely won’t ever have)."

This sentence.  It speaks for itself on so many levels, on not just the thoughts of this delightful young lady but about feminism in general. 

"All for JUST BEING BORN A MAN. And when you remember those things"

Funny I don’t remember all these wonderful things and privileges I am supposed to have for being born with a penis as well as you do for some reason

maybe your jimmies won’t be as rustled”

Sweetie, the fact that you had to invoke so many myths and tell many half truths, misinformation, pure delusions, wishful thoughts and outright lies to justify your hypocrisy at being able to dish it out but not take it, probably says a lot more about the status of your jimmies then the status of mine.

Have a nice day. 

poppypicklesticks:

foroneandall:

poppypicklesticks:

socialjusticeworriers:

poppypicklesticks:

Social Justice Warrior

or

Stormfront?

YOU decide! 

The worst part is, I actually think I know who the people are who’s names are blacked out.

At least the WBC don’t try to hide how they really feel about gay men with social justice nonsense 

Remember kids, social justice: where its okay to say that the sight of two men getting married made you throw up in your mouth: just say its because of their “privilege” 

gay privilege??
this claiming everything to be ____ privilege is really getting out of hand

actual quotes from this website

"diagnosis privilege"

"white cancer patients flaunting their privilege"

Oh and there was the time TITP said that starving children in Africa had thin privilege 

http://poppypicklesticks.tumblr.com/post/98881994279/surethattotallyhappened-nextyearsgirl-agree

surethattotallyhappened:

nextyearsgirl:

“Agree to disagree” is white guy speak for “I understand you have an opinion but unfortunately, me.”

No it’s human being speak for “We have differing opinions and I can see that neither of us are going to persuade the other to change theirs so…

(Source: nextyearsgirlisaghostnow)

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

the fact that feminists make it out that only men can have power fantasies disturbs me, like. the way they say it it makes it seem like women never dream of being super attractive or doing something extraordinary or having superpowers. nope, only men are allowed to do that. ???

poppypicklesticks:

Sailor Moon: a comic in which an average Japanese schoolgirl realises that she is a beautiful warrior of love and justice with super powers gained from cute things like hearts and love and moonlight and crystals, gains lots of wonderful friends to help her in this who all adore her, finds out not only was she a princess in a past life but she will be the goddess like queen of the solar system in the future and gets a ridiculously handsome and charming boyfriend through this who becomes her husband, and all her friends get to do this in cute outfits that show off their knockout figures and each of their transformations gifts them a stylish pair of heels that in no way impede their combat ability

Feminists: NOT A POWER FANTASY 

kill-anime:

sosungalittleclodofclay:

forbes:

According to the International Centre for Prison Studies, nearly one-third of all female prisoners worldwide are incarcerated in the United States of America.

you got it right folks, the US prison population is 8.8% female!
women sure are oppressed here!

even black women have a lower chance of being incarcerated than white men. forbes, I thought you knew better than to spread BS. I guess not.

There's a problem on Tumblr when someone says "We're not all like that"

  • Sherlock Fan:

    You know, not all of us are Johnlock-obsessed fanbrats who support internalized misogyny and bashing actresses or anyone who disagrees with our OTP.

  • Rest of Tumblr:

    Oh yeah we agree, what your fandom does is not as bad as others think. We're not that bad of a fanbase.

  • Supernatural Fan:

    You know, not all of us are annoying Destiel-obessed fans who hate on the wives of Jensen and Misha.

  • Rest of Tumblr:

    Oh, we agree. I doubt anyone would be stupid enough to do that anyway.

  • Avengers Fan:

    You know, not all of us just sit around all day shamelessly objectifying the actors despite fighting female objectification in comics.

  • Rest of Tumblr:

    Oh, that's alright. Shamelessly looking at a sexy person is okay sometimes. *touches Chris Evans' butt*

  • MLP Fan:

    You know, not all of us are chauvinistic douchebags who support rape jokes and entitlement to a woman.

  • Rest of Tumblr:

    SHUT THE FUCK UP WITH YOUR WHITE KNIGHTING AND SPECIAL SNOWFLAKING AND GO BACK TO WATCHING YOUR CLOP PORN, YOU FEDORA-WEARING NECKBEARD.

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