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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Belial6 Re: Her work (1236 comments)

From the transcripts:

All this marketing is inescapable and young people and adults alike internalize these deeply harmful and limiting messages. Although we don’t wanna believe it, the truth of it is, is that advertising actually works to manipulate us and it works really well, or else corporations wouldn’t do it. What LEGO should have done if they were serious about expanding the LEGO universe to include girls is to actually include them in a meaningful way, not segregate and separate them into their own pink enclave. In the future here are two suggestions that LEGO can use as a starting point to think about producing and marketing new products. First, they’ve got to integrate more female minifigs characters into their themes and make them the focus of those sets. Then they’ve got to completely drop “ladyfig” doll thing from the entire LEGO universe. Secondly, LEGO needs to go back to the drawing board and create products that foster creativity and imagination that children of all genders will adore. They can start by deemphasizing the macho testosterone and the combat

It does require that you are able to follow more than three sentences when someone is trying to make a point. Her call to "deemphasize" testosterone was not some random suggestion that she was making without thought, she was quite clear that it was "deeply harmful and limiting".

So, yes. the statement is absolutely true. No matter how much you would like to sweep it under the rug. You should read the transcript before you claim it does not say something.

13 minutes ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Belial6 Re: Her work (1236 comments)

From the transcripts:

All this marketing is inescapable and young people and adults alike internalize these deeply harmful and limiting messages. Although we don’t wanna believe it, the truth of it is, is that advertising actually works to manipulate us and it works really well, or else corporations wouldn’t do it. What LEGO should have done if they were serious about expanding the LEGO universe to include girls is to actually include them in a meaningful way, not segregate and separate them into their own pink enclave. In the future here are two suggestions that LEGO can use as a starting point to think about producing and marketing new products. First, they’ve got to integrate more female minifigs characters into their themes and make them the focus of those sets. Then they’ve got to completely drop “ladyfig” doll thing from the entire LEGO universe. Secondly, LEGO needs to go back to the drawing board and create products that foster creativity and imagination that children of all genders will adore. They can start by deemphasizing the macho testosterone and the combat

23 minutes ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Belial6 Re: Her work (1236 comments)

Again. You sum up your position perfectly well in this exchange:

Me: I'm not excusing people who make threats
You: you appear to believe that she and her family deserve to be threatened with rape, torture and execution

about half an hour ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Belial6 Re: Her work (1236 comments)

All this marketing is inescapable and young people and adults alike internalize these deeply harmful and limiting messages. Although we don’t wanna believe it, the truth of it is, is that advertising actually works to manipulate us and it works really well, or else corporations wouldn’t do it. What LEGO should have done if they were serious about expanding the LEGO universe to include girls is to actually include them in a meaningful way, not segregate and separate them into their own pink enclave. In the future here are two suggestions that LEGO can use as a starting point to think about producing and marketing new products. First, they’ve got to integrate more female minifigs characters into their themes and make them the focus of those sets. Then they’ve got to completely drop “ladyfig” doll thing from the entire LEGO universe. Secondly, LEGO needs to go back to the drawing board and create products that foster creativity and imagination that children of all genders will adore. They can start by deemphasizing the macho testosterone and the combat

about half an hour ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Belial6 Re: Her work (1236 comments)

It is in the second Lego Video.

4 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Belial6 Re: Her work (1236 comments)

It's in the Lego video.

4 days ago
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U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

Belial6 Re:I like... (622 comments)

While your description of the situation is correct, it doesn't change the fact that the police, prosecutors and judges are circumventing due process. Frequently threatening people with crimes that they know they did not commit in an attempt to get a confession under duress. The two descriptions of our legal system do not conflict.

4 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Belial6 Re: Her work (1236 comments)

Says the person defending a woman who's career is built on denouncing the evil ways of others, and calling for everyone to follow her righteous ways. Your insult applies to your hero, not me. She is the kind of feminist who would tell a stay at home mother, that she is "Only" a housewife.

4 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Belial6 Re: Her work (1236 comments)

You lied. You got called out on lying, and your response is to call that it me justifying the behavior that you just got called out for lying about. Like I said. It doesn't seem to be a reading comprehension problem. It seems to be simple deceit.

4 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Belial6 Re: Her work (1236 comments)

The whole point of the video was to list the things that Lego is doing wrong. Did you not get that? If facial hair were not bad, why would she say that Lego should get rid of it? Lego did not decide that pink was "for girls". People like Anita did. Lego makes pink toys for the same reason that the store who sold Anita her sweater makes pink sweaters. Because that is what people like Anita buy. She is trying to lay the blame for her own behavior at the feet of Lego.

Sure, Lego sees their primary demographic as boys, and that leads to them using boys in ads, but this is the world we live in. She doesn't just ask Lego to start advertising to girls. She doesn't just ask Lego to start making toys that appeal to her view of what girls should want. She wants Lego to stop making toys that boys want because she finds masculinity to be offensive.

4 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Belial6 Re: Her work (1236 comments)

Me: I'm not excusing people who make threats
You: you appear to believe that she and her family deserve to be threatened with rape, torture and execution
I suspect that it isn't a reading comprehension problem, but that you are so on board with "men are evil" that you ignore anything said that doesn't fit your women are victims, men are evil narrative.

5 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Belial6 Re: Her work (1236 comments)

Because pointing out a hate-monger is darkly twisted now, eh?

5 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Belial6 Re:HEY LOOK, I FOUND AN ASSHOLE ON THE INTERNET! (1236 comments)

Are you seriously trying prove your point with a false dichotomy and then calling me stupid? Really?
How about her call to Lego to remove any facial hair from their characters because showing men with facial hair is bad.
How about her call for companies not to show men playing with their sons because that is bad.
How about her claim that testosterone is bad.

5 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Belial6 Re: Her work (1236 comments)

You haven't watched her videos then. She is very clear that men are bad. Even going so far as to say that men playing with blocks with their son is proof of men being bad. She also decries the evils of razor stubble and testosterone as more evidence of the evil that is man.

5 days ago
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U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

Belial6 Re:The death of leniency (622 comments)

By letting police and prosecutors decide when to enforce the law and when not to, you make them defacto judges. When their decisions carry penalties, they become defacto "executioners" (Yes, I put the word executioners in quotes because they do not actually kill you, but they do enact punishments including jail time and financial costs).

When you have laws the get selectively enforced, innocent people are already getting punished. Worse yet, you are giving a criminal the tool to use that punishment for his own agenda. Selective enforcement means that the law isn't really a law, it is just an excuse to use the color of law to abuse citizens, and lives are already being ruined by stupid laws combined with selective enforcement.

A big reason that we have so many stupid laws is due to selective enforcement.

5 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Belial6 Re:Just proves the point (1236 comments)

I watched one of her videos. It was 13 minutes of man hate. Things like calling out father-son road trips as being bad. Or fathers playing with their sons at all as being bad. Claiming that testosterone is an inherently a negative trait is understandably sexist. She is simply a hate-monger. Dismissing her sexist hate-mongering does not make the parent poster a bigot.

5 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Belial6 Re: Her work (1236 comments)

You are right, there is no excuse for threats of violence. That being said, she is is absolutely trying to insult men. The video I watched had her saying that commercials that show fathers playing with their sons, and father son road trips are wrong. She also says that testosterone and facial hair are negative traits. Basically the video I watched was 13 minutes of man hate.

When you make a high profile career out of hate-mongering, it should not surprise you that someone is going to behave badly towards you.

5 days ago

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PPTP works on Android

Belial6 Belial6 writes  |  about 2 years ago

Belial6 (794905) writes "One of my ongoing complaints with Android has been that from very early on, it has included PPTP in the OS, but it never worked. Every time I got a new version of the OS, I would again try to connect to my DD-WRT router, and every time it would fail. I would search the internet for an answer, and from all of search results it appeared that PPTP VPN was just broken in Android. Worse yet, it looked like it was something that was never going to be fixed. It looks like I have the problem is that DNS breaks VPN on Android. I have now tested a Nexus 7, an HTC G2 and a Nexus One. They all work if I put in the IP address directly, and they all fail if I try to resolve the IP via DNS. Has anyone else tried this?"
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Google Betas a new game

Belial6 Belial6 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Belial6 (794905) writes "I don't know if I'm the only one that missed this, but Google has launched a new game. Image Labeler. The game involves players being randomly matched with other players, and being presented with images. Each player starts typing what they see, and when a match is found, the players get a score based on how common their words are. Fun AND useful!"
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Belial6 Belial6 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Belial6 (794905) writes "It appears that the question of 'Where's my flying car?' may have an answer. Today Moller announced that they are ready to start selling flying cars. According to the article 'The M200 volantor is a small two passenger saucer shaped aircraft that can take-off and land vertically. It is the size of a small automobile and operates vibration free with little noise. The prototype M200X has completed over two hundred flights with and without a pilot on board. Those who have flown the M200 describe it as a truly "magic carpet" experience.' and 'Prices are dependent upon the final production volume but are expected to range from $125,000 for the M200G model to $450,000 for the Firefly model.'"

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