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Response to Beat up Anita Sarkeesian 2012-07-08 10:26:46


It's a freedom of expression thing.
People should be free to voice/show their opinions.
Anita can go against the "sexism" of video game girl characters.
And whoever made the game can go against Anita.

Who removed the game anyways?
Was it blammed?


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Response to Beat up Anita Sarkeesian 2012-07-08 10:28:03


At 7/8/12 10:24 AM, AnalPenguinFarming wrote:
You could click the links provided. Or you could google it. Or use a ton of other methods to find out who she is instead of posting saying you don't know who it is. That's what I did before deciding to say anything.

Anyway, it's ridiculous to me that everyone got all butthurt about this. It's just a game and it doesn't ACTUALLY mean people are going to rock this woman in the face. It's just a game.

Or I could just use the old TL;DR argument. Which is true.

I haven't paid attention to news, or politics in over 6 months. Hell, I thought the stupid Occupy shit was going on until like a month ago.


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Response to Beat up Anita Sarkeesian 2012-07-08 10:31:30


It's pretty much bullshit that she can voice her opinions all she wants, but then a negative game about her is released and all hell breaks loose because it means she's portrayed negatively. If she doesn't like it, fine, but don't protest it. She makes a living off of her own opinions and beliefs, just let everyone else have theirs.


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Response to Beat up Anita Sarkeesian 2012-07-08 12:34:29


You can compare it to other stuff all you want, but this game was kind of a special situation. Sure, it's pretty much par for the course when you look at it in the context of NG as a whole, where these kinds of games are made about both men and women, but when looked at on its own, it would be pretty shocking to the public at large, since it's basically a game where you batter a woman's face.

What makes this a special case is that there is a ton of heat on the game from external sources, AND it involves a specific individual. The combination is much worse from a liability standpoint than either one on its own. In fact, it's very possible that the game was taken down in response to a legal threat.


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Response to Beat up Anita Sarkeesian 2012-07-08 12:43:39


At 7/6/12 08:14 PM, homor wrote: Why did this game get deleted, but The Torture Game got added to the front page after it was on major news channels?

What makes "Beat Up Anita Jewerstein" more offensive than "Fuck a Guy's Shit Up 2: Electric Boogaloo"?

Torture Game 2 was just torturing a ragdoll. The other game had you beat up a photo of an actual person, which is more offensive, especially to the person that's feature in the game.


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Response to Beat up Anita Sarkeesian 2012-07-08 15:35:40


At 7/8/12 12:43 PM, Psych wrote: Torture Game 2 was just torturing a ragdoll. The other game had you beat up a photo of an actual person, which is more offensive, especially to the person that's feature in the game.

Dammit, we've been over this argument forthy fucking times already, and it's still bullshit.

We have TONS of games where you beat up, torture and kill real people, this was no different and no more "hateful" than any of them.


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Response to Beat up Anita Sarkeesian 2012-07-08 16:46:50


At 7/8/12 03:35 PM, homor wrote: Dammit, we've been over this argument forthy fucking times already, and it's still bullshit.

We have TONS of games where you beat up, torture and kill real people, this was no different and no more "hateful" than any of them.

Yeah, but like I mentioned, it's the combination of controversy and a specific target that makes it a problem. It's not really practical for NG to engage in this kind of fight, especially for some relatively unimportant content.


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Response to Beat up Anita Sarkeesian 2012-07-08 18:14:33


At 7/8/12 04:46 PM, Elfer wrote: Yeah, but like I mentioned, it's the combination of controversy and a specific target that makes it a problem. It's not really practical for NG to engage in this kind of fight, especially for some relatively unimportant content.

Were you around for the Virginia Tech Massacre game? That was a much bigger deal than this, and Newgrounds still left it. We had the users fight tooth and nail about it in a huge thread. Why should that be any different than now?


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Response to Beat up Anita Sarkeesian 2012-07-08 20:14:02


At 7/8/12 06:14 PM, homor wrote: Were you around for the Virginia Tech Massacre game? That was a much bigger deal than this, and Newgrounds still left it. We had the users fight tooth and nail about it in a huge thread. Why should that be any different than now?

Because it's a woman. Duh.

That's basically all it comes down to. A feminazi who wants to be treated the same except for when it works against her, then it's misogyny.


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Response to Beat up Anita Sarkeesian 2012-07-09 19:20:35


At 7/8/12 06:14 PM, homor wrote: Were you around for the Virginia Tech Massacre game? That was a much bigger deal than this, and Newgrounds still left it. We had the users fight tooth and nail about it in a huge thread. Why should that be any different than now?

Sure the users were fighting over it, but there was no real liability to an outside party. People were pissed off about the VT game, but it couldn't really be construed as harassment or slander of any kind.

It's pretty unusual for something to be removed when it doesn't explicitly break rules, as I mentioned earlier, my guess is that it was removed in response to a legal threat of some kind.


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Response to Beat up Anita Sarkeesian 2012-07-09 19:53:46


At 7/9/12 07:25 PM, Rummy0 wrote: lmao what the fuck, reupload this, this is what NG was originally about

No, don't just ReUp it, it was shit.

Make a better game out of the concept. Call it "Tropes VS Anita" or some shit.


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Response to Beat up Anita Sarkeesian 2012-07-09 20:30:18


I get it now, it's most likely because of legal issues because say for instance she actually DOES get beat down IRL, then the suspect could say they used the game as a trainer for their premeditated assault; and that would not be gould


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Response to Beat up Anita Sarkeesian 2012-07-09 21:33:04


Well, it could just be as simple as Anita Sarkeesian contacting NG and saying "I consider this harassment and am willing to pursue legal recourse."

While it would be possible for NG to fight it, it would be a waste of resources.


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Response to Beat up Anita Sarkeesian 2012-07-10 00:27:25


I hate women like this.

Look i don't wanna look weak, i don't wanna feel or be treated like i'm weak and that's
what these women are doing to females like me.

I don't want white knights coming to paint my nails and make cake for me cause someone called me a
fucking cunt bitch on the internet.

Goddammit.


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Response to Beat up Anita Sarkeesian 2012-07-10 01:09:49


At 7/10/12 01:00 AM, Light wrote: I know next to nothing about this issue, but it seems that we have a radical and insufferable feminist who is being verbally assaulted by even more insufferable misogynistic idiotic teenage boys all over the Internet.

Whatever this woman has done, it doesn't warrant being a complete asshole who feels entitled to making death threats at someone because their views on women in society and in the media strongly differ from yours.

You wanna know what the problem is? She's making herself and many other women look like WEAK PATHETIC VICTIMS.


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Response to Beat up Anita Sarkeesian 2012-07-10 01:33:15


At 7/10/12 01:15 AM, Light wrote:
At 7/10/12 01:09 AM, Lady-Stardust wrote:

Can you lead me to the site where she said this? I'm just curious to see what she has to say.

All she has done was whine and cry about the EVIL SEXIST MEN PIGS who are criticizing her. Even intelligently, all while the white knights come out and make her a cake.

Ha, i'd love to see what she has to say about women like me. It would be damn hilarious.


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Response to Beat up Anita Sarkeesian 2012-07-10 01:51:09


For those who didn't read or know about her:

Anita= woman who thinks women are misrepresented in video games.

What does she do to combat this?

Start her own video game company glorifying women?

Take part in video game designs?

Complain that men in video games are stereotypical heroes or monsters or violent?

No? None of these?

Oh, yea, she makes videos about how its unfair and why its wrong. Yup. Not like Youtube doesn't exist. I guess it takes a 6000$ camera to do this. As for the rest of the money, who knows.

There has been worse on NG. Pico's School, Tom's creation, parodied the freaking Columbine shootings.


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Response to Beat up Anita Sarkeesian 2012-07-10 12:29:32


She can whine all day about video game, but the biasing in video game is because interesting chicks sell a lot more than fat girls to both men and women. Good luck with changing that.

Now she's either a crazy bitch that try to deal with the outcome (aka movie and video game) of existing biasing withing society instead of the source of the problem, or she's a fucking hypocrite who found a good way to make lot of money.

Response to Beat up Anita Sarkeesian 2012-07-10 12:46:21


If someone made a game about killing me, I wouldnt whine and bitch about it, id laugh.

Response to Beat up Anita Sarkeesian 2012-07-12 16:30:04


I'm just gonna post the following five videos, as I feel they are important. If you guys have an hour or so, I highly recommend you sit down and watch them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6gLmcS3-NI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbihPTgAql4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OExCdOImmVA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlNm4lWKoPs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lgu5G8Fdp0

Response to Beat up Anita Sarkeesian 2012-07-12 19:47:24


At 7/10/12 01:00 AM, Light wrote: assaulted by even more insufferable misogynistic idiotic teenage boys all over the Internet.

To be fair, almost all of the detractors are not misogynistic, unless you count treating women the same way they treat men in that position, in this case, bad.


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Response to Beat up Anita Sarkeesian 2012-07-12 20:26:05


The internet and it's people have an odd way of expressing itself. When someone has strong feelings toward/against something, they speak in extremes on the internet, and have a complicated and somewhat near impossible way of really expressing their views on said subject.

That being said, I believe Anita Sarkeesian is one of the main problems with feminists in society of today.


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Response to Beat up Anita Sarkeesian 2012-07-12 20:26:15


The game is stupid.

The media giving it this much attention is stupid.

People getting upset over the media attention are stupid.

And as far as the Kickstarter campaign goes, it's a legitimate one where people just gave money for a project they'd thought was interesting. They weren't "ripped off" by any means, they knew what they were giving to (unless you can prove me otherwise).

And as far as I'm concerned, the overall success of the campaign might be alot due to a "Streisand effect" where the violent backlash from the internet actually got more people to donate money.

Response to Beat up Anita Sarkeesian 2012-07-12 21:15:58


Can this game still be played anywhere, or was it a NG exclusive ? I'm just curious


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Response to Beat up Anita Sarkeesian 2012-07-12 22:24:13


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eCnmeaoGMA

I saw this video around on the internet. Thought I'd pass it on.


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Response to Beat up Anita Sarkeesian 2012-07-12 23:21:21


At 7/12/12 10:24 PM, Thegluestickman wrote:

I saw this video around on the internet. Thought I'd pass it on.

I refuse to listen to a person like him talk about anything anymore.


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Response to Beat up Anita Sarkeesian 2012-07-15 04:31:30


At 7/12/12 10:24 PM, Thegluestickman wrote: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eCnmeaoGMA

I saw this video around on the internet. Thought I'd pass it on.

I'd probably agree with this video, but i simply can't watch it.

It's impossible for me to take this person even a bit seriously after all the stupid, illogical things he's said and done, the stuff he's shoved up his ass, and the fact that he got completely humiliated in that debate recently.


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Response to Beat up Anita Sarkeesian 2012-07-15 10:54:40


At 7/15/12 04:31 AM, homor wrote:
I'd probably agree with this video, but i simply can't watch it.

It's impossible for me to take this person even a bit seriously after all the stupid, illogical things he's said and done, the stuff he's shoved up his ass, and the fact that he got completely humiliated in that debate recently.

I had the advantage of not knowing anything about this guy before watching it. Hmm, I had not known about any of these things.


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Response to Beat up Anita Sarkeesian 2012-07-15 16:06:39


At 7/8/12 12:34 PM, Elfer wrote: What makes this a special case is that there is a ton of heat on the game from external sources, AND it involves a specific individual.

Hell, even things like this aren't new by any measure:

: The combination is much worse from a liability standpoint than either one on its own. In fact, it's very possible that the game was taken down in response to a legal threat.

Probably was, but again: Since when did NG give a shit about legal threats? Has this place since pussied out on us?

And here's a philosophical question: How much money do you reckon NG would get via a kickstarter in aid of raising legal funds in response to threats from people like her? This place may be getting "family friendly", but there's a big difference between that and catering to complete imbeciles who rip people off via the internet and then wonder why they get this kind of attention. I mean, 60,000 for some YouTube videos? What the hell for? The Forsaken City was gonna use state-of-the-art cinematic techniques and effects for the entire series, and the budget for even that only amounted to half of what she's asking for.

Response to Beat up Anita Sarkeesian 2012-07-15 16:13:29


At 7/15/12 04:31 AM, homor wrote:
At 7/12/12 10:24 PM, Thegluestickman wrote: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eCnmeaoGMA

I saw this video around on the internet. Thought I'd pass it on.
I'd probably agree with this video, but i simply can't watch it.

It's impossible for me to take this person even a bit seriously after all the stupid, illogical things he's said and done, the stuff he's shoved up his ass, and the fact that he got completely humiliated in that debate recently.

Do you mind linking me to this debate? I don't watch/know of The Amazing Athiest besides of the video I saw here.


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