Zoe Quinn is a Feminist.
See… what we need are more Feminists in game design.. You know, for equality.
See, because here’s the thing everyone seems to be treading around rather lightly. Zoe Quinn IS a Feminist.
See, when you get into conversations with the vast majority of Feminists the person you’re probably talking to is actually just a dupe. A chump. Someone being used by a movement to further their own ends. Virtually all tumblr feminists fall into this category.
Zoe Quinn, on the other hand, is the real deal. The professional victimhood, the sociopathic manipulation of sexuality, the total moral disconnect, the constant fucking lies, the manipulation of media, the absolute viciousness with which she’ll attack anyone that doesn’t pay up.
Those are the hallmarks of a Feminist.
A Feminist would fuck around on her boyfriend to further her career and then calmly explain to that boyfriend that he would be a total piece of shit for exposing her because it would set women back.
A male feminist is someone that would agree with her.
The ugliness you’re seeing exposed before you is what Feminism is actually about. This is a Real Feminist.
This is the sort of person that teaches women’s studies courses. That lobbies to ensure women are awarded child custody by default. That gets to publicly state men should be culled to 10% of their current population for the good of all without being questioned.
This is what a Real Feminist Looks Like.
Okay, I can understand your frustration, I can see the points you make and I can follow your train of thought, but what your looking at with Zoe Quinn is a coldhearted manipulative person.
This is not feminism.
This is a woman who is trying to use feminism as a shield against her own actions, and to be brutally honest, it ain’t working. This woman has united the majority of Tumblr, Reddit, and 4chan in their contempt of her.
Rachel Foster Avery is feminism, Ottilie Davida Assing is feminism, Susan B. Anthony is feminism, Wei Tao-ming is feminism, Harriet Tubman, Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah, Flora Sandes, and let’s never leave out Laverne Cox, all of them are feminism. I’d bet my life that each and every one of these women would look down with shame upon this lady who claims to share their values.
I’d say this woman is insane, but I’m pretty sure she knows just how bad she really is. I can’t even call her a straw feminist, because no, she’s just a corrupt, greedy, hateful coward, and there is no excuse for her actions.
ESPECIALLY not feminism.
And I wish you were right and I was wrong.
But the evidence to the contrary is astonishing because you see the exact same thought process this Feminist has in the actual policies Feminists back.
When I say this woman is a “Real Feminist” I mean that she’s the one who absolutely completely and totally becomes a career Feminist. Even if she has another job… she’s multi-classing because she took her first level in Feminist and all the decisions she makes from there on out are influenced by that choice.
The problem being is that the overwhelming majority of “feminists” think they’re the real deal. They’re not. They’re tools. And I don’t mean tools as in stupid… I mean they are tools in that they are being used for purposes they are unaware of.
Let’s step outside of the feminist discussion for a moment and move it to a different arena.
I’m going to hazard that you’re liberal (if I’m mistaken I apologize, just playing the odds here). Don’t worry, I’m not going to knock liberalism here.
Instead, I want you to think about Republicans. If you were around during the Bush administration I’m sure you frequently heard about fearmongering, and propaganda, and swiftboating and so forth. Tactics employed by the Republican party in order to keep the base in line and organized and most importantly *voting*.
Now, everyone in the party could be called “republican”… but it might be better to describe some of those Republicans with big Rs and some of those republicans with little rs.
The neighbor guy? The one afraid of terrorists, goes to church once a week, has his 2.3 kids, owns a rifle and works in a factory? He’s a little r republican. He has a life to live so he mostly does what he’s told. He takes sound bites as he hears them… but on the whole he votes the party line.
Karl Rove is a fucking Republican in every single sense of the word. The Koch brothers? They’re Republicans. Big R Republicans. Not just because they’re influential.. not just because they’re True Believers… but because they are the ones who, on a fundamental level, reap the benefits of the Republican party. They are invested so much it’s become a lifestyle choice.
Moving back to Feminism, and you’re reasonably intelligent so you know where I’m going with this….
Most of these little f feminists just do what they’re told. They don’t ask too many questions. They make sure they have their echo chambers. And they go about their day for the most part. Some spend too much time on tumblr.
But the BIG F Feminists… they’re straight fucking Supremacists. They’re batshit fucking nuts. They’re *unbelievably hypocritical and cruel* and they will stop at nothing to achieve their goals, especially if it’s a man that stands to suffer as a result.
It’s the distinction that’s so terribly difficult to get across but it’s absolutely imperative.
The Real Feminists are… well, look at it this way.. think about how many *positive* words there are in the Feminist lexicon.
Hell, they even have their own viral marketing campaign in the form of “I need Feminism because…”.
I don’t know, I’ve tried to explain as best I can. If this can’t wake you up to what I’m talking about I don’t know what to tell you except that Zoe Quinn *absolutely* is a Feminist.
And everyone else reading this knows it.