PERSONA 5 - Coming To PS3 + PS4 (ATLUS)
the fact that there have no leaked nudes in my dashboard proves that i’m following the right people
- Do not forget Michael Brown
- Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
- Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
- Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
- Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $200,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
- Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
- Do not forget Ferguson
Darren Wilson supporters are the literal worst.
The funniest part of all this is that there’s no answer. The games press is obviously not perfect, but it’s not as if we could swap the current line-up of professionals with the most insightful Reddit and 4chan posters and everything would be glorious and bias-free. The problem is that when people don’t see their own biases or viewpoints reflected in the press, they get unreasonably upset. In truth, no one wants you to be completely unbiased, as that’s usually inescapably dull. They just want you to have their bias. Right now, the general consensus of the games press is to be extremely biased against those who use terms like “White Knight” and “Social Justice Warrior,” often the same people who will harass and threaten and psychologically destroy those in the industry, or often the press themselves. And just because someone has made mistakes, there is never an excuse for that kind of behavior. Not ever. You can say that it wasn’t you posting death threats, and you just want to have a reasonable discussion about the issue (which in this case is someone’s private life). But when you’re posting in the same places as those people, and using all their buzzwords, it should be no surprise when you’re lumped in with them as part of the general hate-filled community.
In a recent Space Money Octagon stream while playing the game Princess Crown for the Sega Saturn, in the midst of large blocks of Japanese text that we could not read, I began to invent my own narrative for the game, part of which involved a once-hateful old man renouncing his own misogynist ways towards the mighty Robo Princess.
By acknowledging that misogyny is a thing that exists, some have speculated that I am, in fact, a Social Justice Warrior, who believes our society is actively and maliciously abusing people with disabilities, people of color, women, queer people, trans people, and people outside of the gender binary, among others.
Also, this speculation implies that my status as an “SJW” would mean that I am actively advancing ideas that seek to eradicate these injustices on which our society operates, both on a personal and on a larger community level. Additionally, some speculate that I want to destroy men, gender, and Video Games.
All of these things are true.
I sense that there may be some additional concern about how my status as an “SJW” will effect Space Money Octagon operations, the types of activities / ideas we participate in, and how we conduct ourselves in our podcasts or livestreams.
The answer is: FULLY. My compatriots and I will continue to have no patience for sexism, ableism, racism, body shaming, transmisogyny, homophobia, or any other form of bigotry. Additionally, we will strive to better ourselves in these areas, and take all criticism of how we conduct ourselves with these subjects seriously.
That’s it. If you don’t like it, feel free to fuck off.
Still A Threat.
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