Vox trying to blame #Gamergate for Capitol storming

NB: A comprehensive list of sources and evidence relating to Gamergate is here on my blog. In particular, you may wish to read the FBI report which makes it clear that no known GG supporter has been found guilty of making any kind of threats.

As you may know I have recently been interviewed as a female, ethnic minority Gamergater about misinformation on the topic in a new book by a prominent feminist. Since the delightful @ajaromano at Vox has decided to produce the obligatory attempt to raise the ghost of Gamergate as a spectre of evil which accompanies every incident involving far right extremism in America, I now have to write this. Which I resent. Because I’m tired and have better things to do than clean up a load of dishonest, lazy, sjw arse dribblings, aka @ajaromano‘s ‘journalism’.

Here’s a link to an archive of a recent Vox article, which accuses #Gamergate of somehow spawning the ‘bad actors and bad-faith arguments’ that led to today’s Trumpian extremists. Oh, there were bad actors and bad-faith arguments all right, and they are the ones whose narative is so fragile they have to make sure that – even today – the truth about #Gamergate never reaches the mainstream. Because if it does all their tactics will be seen for what they are – an ideological media that colludes to shape a narrative, bad faith accusations of discrimination and a sense of bullying entitlement which they use to take over and dominate every possible space whether physical or onine.

Bust the GG narrative and the whole woke house of cards comes crashing down. Sjw jurnos and activists know that. And they are working very, very hard to make sure GG remains too toxic to defend.

Please watch my interview with @EyeisBloke where I try to explain things carefully:

And also my own video on the topic:

Every prominent GG supporter made it clear that threats / violence are unacceptable – as a community they went our of their way to expose and report anything like that. If you think about it on the most basic level all those threats were the exact opposite of what would have served any GG objectives. Let that sink in.

To conflate the voices of #Notyourshield with the unacceptable behaviour that happened at the Capitol is wicked – and I find myself yet again an ethnic minority woman who worked in the games industry being made to feel voiceless, silenced and powerless by activist ‘journalists’ claiming to speak for people like me.

Finally, many thanks to @BenjaminABoyce for speaking out about this so insightfully:

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GamerGate Interview and Links

Here is my interview with @EyeisBloke, to whom I am very grateful for the opportunity to speak.

Here are links to support as many of the things I talk about as possible:

Link to Catherine’s original YouTube Video On GamerGatehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smK3PA9gxJQ&t=11s&pbjreload=101
Zoe Quinn
The Zoe Posthttps://thezoepost.wordpress.com/
Quinn’s Treatment of Mallorie Nasrellahhttps://skepticink.com/incredulous/2014/10/04/zoe-quinns-lying-cheating-claim-stabbing-killing-man-alleged-former-photographer/
Treatment of The Fine Young Capitalistshttps://rottenwebsites.miraheze.org/wiki/Sabotage_of_The_Fine_Young_Capitalists
Quinn Bullying people on Helldumphttps://www.crimeandfederalism.com/2015/05/who-is-zoe-quinn-gameragate.html
Allegations that Quinn trolled herself pre-GanerGatehttps://knowyourmeme.com/editorials/interviews/qa-with-fredrick-brennan-of-8chan
Zoe Quinn and Game Jamhttps://ggwiki.deepfreeze.it/index.php?title=Zoe_Quinn#cite_note-22
Treatment of Jennifer Dawe (links contained here)https://ggwiki.deepfreeze.it/index.php?title=Zoe_Quinn
Treatment Of Jennifer Dawe furtherhttps://observer.com/2015/10/blame-gamergates-bad-rep-on-smears-and-shoddy-journalism/
Interview with Jennifer Dawe – women who disagree with the Anti GG narrative are fearful and bulliedhttps://techraptor.net/gaming/interview/indie-dev-jennifer-dawe-talks-gamergate-and-women-gaming
Skepchick ‘data’ cited regarding custodyhttps://skepchick.org/2019/02/do-21-fathers-commit-suicide-each-week-over-custody-issues/
GameJournoPros Leakhttps://www.breitbart.com/europe/2014/09/17/exposed-the-secret-mailing-list-of-the-gaming-journalism-elite/
William Usher whistleblommentshttps://www.popzara.com/culture/culture-features/the-verge-purge-closing-comments-closing-minds/
Not Your Shield Sources
Video compilationhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYqBdCmDR0M
https://imgur.com/qF8T8mO
https://imgur.com/m5dbja3
https://imgur.com/a/IhaO6
https://imgur.com/KiBprUb
https://imgur.com/YGAwyqo
https://archive.vn/cKzAx
Christina Hoff Sommers on GamerGatehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RVlCvBd21w
Telegraph article illustrating that right leaning media didn’t investigate properlyhttps://archive.is/HXE1j#selection-879.181-879.472
Alison Tieman discussing the Calgary Expo:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHZu-lfibw8&pbjreload=101
Calgary Expo Recordinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyBfJuvopPg&pbjreload=101
The Doxxing of Mombothttps://medium.com/@mombot/zachattack-how-i-tricked-anti-harassment-advocates-into-doxing-me-4d9f055e2738
Milo Threats and Needle & Dead animal sent through the posthttps://twitter.com/nero/status/513666683916255232
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2015/04/22/how-i-ended-up-starring-in-the-most-violent-video-game-of-the-year/
Cassie Jaye On how she was treated by David Futrellehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDxKBuSkoxY&pbjreload=101
Candace Owens original blog posts:http://archive.is/oaILD
http://archive.is/QsHja
https://archive.is/dUnRE
Articles Blaming Trump On GamerGatehttps://medium.com/@DaleBeran/4chan-the-skeleton-key-to-the-rise-of-trump-624e7cb798cb
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/dec/01/gamergate-alt-right-hate-trump
https://www.vox.com/culture/2020/1/20/20808875/gamergate-lessons-cultural-impact-changes-harassment-laws
Women in tech who have been attacked for not thinking the field is sexist / supporting GamerGate
Marlene Jaeckelhttps://medium.com/@marlene.jaeckel/the-empress-has-no-clothes-the-dark-underbelly-of-women-who-code-and-google-women-techmakers-723be27a45df
Jennifer Dawehttps://techraptor.net/gaming/interview/indie-dev-jennifer-dawe-talks-gamergate-and-women-gaming
Meghan McArdlehttps://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2017-08-09/as-a-woman-in-tech-i-realized-these-are-not-my-people
On Male victims of online harassmenthttps://www.pewresearch.org/internet/2014/10/22/online-harassment/
Brianna Wu
Lied about leaving her househttps://ggwiki.deepfreeze.it/index.php?title=File:Wu_never_left_small.jpg
Kept Changing story
Probably trolled herselfhttps://knowyourmeme.com/photos/911071-gamergate
Continued blaming Gamergate for mask videos after they were exhonoratedhttps://arcdigital.media/almost-everything-you-know-about-gamergate-is-wrong-c4a50a3515fb
Research by Brad Glasgow indicating GamerGaters leaned lefthttps://psycnet.apa.org/record/2020-15670-001
Randi Harper 1https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2015/06/29/harping-on-the-hypocrisy-and-lies-of-twitters-most-notorious-anti-abuse-activist-randi-harper-part-1/
Randi Harper 2https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2015/07/02/the-fact-and-fiction-of-randi-harper/
Cathy Young’s Articles
Newhttps://arcdigital.media/almost-everything-you-know-about-gamergate-is-wrong-c4a50a3515fb
From 2015https://observer.com/2015/10/blame-gamergates-bad-rep-on-smears-and-shoddy-journalism/
Alec Holowka
Alec Had wanted to speak up in 2014 but was encouraged not tohttps://reasonandempathy.tumblr.com/post/187429496196/zoe-quinn
Suicide of Alec Holowkahttps://www.rt.com/op-ed/467831-zoe-quinn-gamergate-alec-holowka-suicide/
Sarkeesian, Harper and Quinn at UN Womenhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3m-bcaCVbM
Sarkeesian, Harper and Quinn at Google Ideashttps://twitter.com/Jigsaw/status/646783722570682369
Zoe Quinn Congressional Briefinghttps://www.theverge.com/2015/4/15/8420663/zoe-quinn-congressional-briefing-harassment-cyberstalking
FBI Reporthttps://vault.fbi.gov/gamergate
Gregory Allan Elliotthttps://femalefedupwithfeminism.wordpress.com/2014/03/08/some-thoughts-on-feminists-shutting-down-those-who-dare-to-disagree/
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Letter to Laura Bates about errors in her latest book

Do NOT attempt to contact Laura or any other feminist. It is a waste of your time and no matter how polite you are they will find a way to view it as harassment. I only contacted Laura Bates in this instance to give her a right of reply as I knew I would be speaking about her work in public. I emailed her the below message in good time before the interview and my husband who is still friends with her on Facebook (she deleted me ages ago) also sent her a Fb message as a reminder. She has ignored both messages.

I do not follow Laura or normally read any of her books. I was made aware of claims in her new book which are wrong and so decided to speak up – I read her book in order to do that. I have been interviewed by @EyeisBloke on this topic, and the footage should be released in the next few weeks. Writing this email, reading her book and preparing for the interview took up a huge amount of time and this entire business has caused me significant emotional stress.

I will let everyone know when the interview is available.

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Dear Laura,


Catherine from the year above you at John’s here. I hope you are doing well and am very sad to have to contact you in this way – I have always tried my best to talk about ideas rather than people in this debate and have no wish to make this personal regarding others or myself in any way.

However, material from your new book has been drawn to my attention which I know to be factually untrue, and which erases myself and other ethnic minority women not only from a discourse but from a physical space. I am sure that you would not want this to be the case and will be eager to correct your statements and feel that it would be cowardly for me to remain silent when the work of women who I know have overcome a huge amount of adversity is being denied recognition by an influential public figure with whom I was educated.

Your description of the 2018 Messages For Men mini conference was met with bemusement by the two women who organised it, whom I know well. In particular your claim that there were no women of colour present was bizarre, given that one of the organisers, Natoya is always visibly running the event from the tech area to the right of the stage and is half Jamaican. I myself come from an ethnic minority and always attend – however I usually arrive late as I like to put my children to bed first. Given that Natoya and Elizabeth (who delivered the introduction) always go out of their way to chat to any women who attend, and that you do not seem to be visible on any of the footage of the event they have concluded that the most probable explanation is that you attended the event for a short period of time, in all likelihood leaving just after the start of the first talk. I think some clarification on this would be greatly appreciated.

It is understandable that you may have been experiencing apprehension at the event. Cassie Jaye documents how disquieting it felt to have to question her worldview and how there were many moments when she could have chosen not to do this and I fully respect your choice not to engage directly with the community you were researching. However I do not believe that this justifies the manner in which you mischaracterised not only what was said in Elizabeth’s introduction, but the makeup of those present. I myself do not identify as an MRA as my personal objective is to work towards greater nuance in our cultural debates by counteracting what I view to be harmful ideological biases. However, my work in this area enables me to vouch that the UK MRA community is ethnically diverse, often features LGBT speakers and certainly centers female voices. Speeches given at ICMI conferences (held at the Excel) will confirm this, and can all be watched at your leisure. Please note that one of the main talking points at such conferences is always the disadvantages faced by black British males. I do not enjoy discussing people on the basis of their race, so please understand that I mention this only in response to claims you have made.

In your work you accuse the non-feminist community of fascism and terrorism. Women like Elizabeth, Natoya and myself do not agree on everything but built a communication network because we felt silenced, gaslit and pushed out of the conversation around gender and society – as such we have not spent time discussing anything remotely connected to fascist ideology, which we find repugnant. We are all mothers, and simply want our children to inherit a world where all humans receive respect and kindness irrespective of their race, sexuality or gender, stand equally before the law, and have equal educational and professional opportunities. We do not believe this will be possible if an ideology which seeks to re-racialise and gender all interactions is forced on our children in schools and on society via public institutions.
This does not make us fascists, and your insinuations have made me feel very unsafe – I am sure that you are aware that groups such as Antifa carry out violent attacks on people accused of some of the horrendous things you mention. While it is very easy to dehumanise people who disagree with you by pigeonholing them as straight, white men – not to mention associating them with parasitic worms – it is my hope to remind you that it is beneath a woman of your intelligence to conflate opposition to feminist ideology with hatred for women, and that 91% of British women (according to the Fawcett Society’s own statistics), in rejecting the feminist label seem to agree.
I would be happy to introduce you to Elizabeth and Natoya and am sure you would gladly take the time to understand their views so that you can correctly characterise their work. 

I have also been asked to speak as a guest on a YouTube channel on behalf of the #GamerGate and #NotYourShield communities in response to comments made in your book. Like you I feel not only fear of repercussions for doing this but a huge weight of responsibility towards the many marginalised voices which have been excised from your narrative. If you have any comments as to why you saw fit not to include Not Your Shield in your discussion of GamerGate I will gladly discuss them in the interview which will probably take place in around a week’s time.

Best Regards

Catherine

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The Salem Witch Trials

Well, it only took me a year and a half but I finally made the YouTube videos about Witch Hunts I promised you all.
Many thanks for sticking with me if you’re still here:

 

They are way too long and full of waffle – most of the interesting info about the historical facts is in the second video so skip to that if you have a life x
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Local Elections: #Unseat Fails in Barnet after Anti-Semitism Scandal

Here is my latest article for The Backbencher on the recent council elections in the UK and how my borough stood up to the anti-Semitic bigotry of the hard left:

http://thebackbencher.co.uk/local-elections-unseat-fails-in-barnet-after-anti-semitism-scandal/

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Charities Scandal, Brendan Cox & being targeted by Hope Not Hate

My latest YouTube video…

 

REFERENCES

My original blog about how Hope Not Hate wrote a hit piece on me and the other Liberty Belles: https://femalefedupwithfeminism.wordpress.com/2017/06/10/being-targeted-by-hope-not-hate/

Hope Not Hate’s Original Hit Piece: http://archive.is/DbnwB

Our Interview with Philip Davies; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVzv6vvVa9M
The English Eccentric’s video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9nf1QTNqEA

The Jo Cox foundation’s funding of Hope Not Hate https://www.jocoxfoundation.org/the-jo-cox-fund/
Afua Hirsch’s Guardian piece plaming the Oxfam scandalon white saviour mentality: http://archive.is/8uyFS

Allegations against Oxfam: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43112200

Allegations about Oxfam staff in Caligula style orgies (paywall): https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/oxfam-in-haiti-it-was-like-a-caligula-orgy-with-prostitutes-in-oxfam-t-shirts-p32wlk0rp

Oxfam chief apologises for ‘babies in cots’ comment https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-oxfam/oxfam-chief-apologises-for-babies-in-cots-comment-as-more-abuse-reported-idUKKCN1G41DJ

Claims about right-wing fake news: http://thirdforcenews.org.uk/tfn-news/charities-slurred-by-vicious-right-wing-fake-news
World Vision food for sex scandal: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5404317/Charity-backed-Meghan-Markle-faces-food-sex-scandal.html

Allegations against the Red Cross and of child sex abuse against Plan International: https://news.sky.com/story/red-cross-and-plan-international-admit-cases-of-sexual-misconduct-11264717

Allegations against Save the Children: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/save-the-children-dismissed-staff-over-sexual-harassment-allegations-charity-boss-confirms-a3771331.html

Save the Children boss resigns http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/save-the-children-unicef-charity-scandal-misconduct-justin-forsyth-resigns-a8223901.html

Allegations against Brendan Cox while he worked ad Save the Children: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/17/widow-murdered-mp-jo-cox-quits-charities-sexual-assault-allegations/

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Social Justice Activists call Churchill a Nazi

I think the tendency of the social justice left to call everyone they don’t like a Nazi is beginning to get seriously deranged. So I wrote this for the The Backbencher:

Social Justice Activists call Churchill a Nazi

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Watch my short film ‘Women and the Vote (UK)’

Watch this little film made by me and Paula Wright (@SexyIsntSexist) on the topic of the Representation of the People Act of 1918:

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New Video: The Economist goes full SJW on GamerGate

My video about an appallingly stupid article in ‘The Economist’ about GamerGate.

Being a doofus I managed to make this video way longer and more rambly than my first one which I thought was a bit long and rambly.

I also failed to mention that the article refers to the ‘fake news squalor of GamerGate’ while itself being a piece of fake news that fails to understand the internet – probably by design rather than accident.

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT ANYONE FROM THE ANTI-GAMERGATE SIDE OF THE ARGUMENT – NO MATTER HOW POLITE YOU ARE THEY WILL SAY YOU ARE HARASSING THEM. DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME.

 

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First ever YouTube Video on Lindsey Shepherd

After five years of doing this I’ve finally managed to make a YouTube video… way too much use of the phrase ‘these people’ but I guess I’ll learn:

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