So you actually believe that what ComicsGate is about? Seeing as these 'gate' controversies keep happening when someone in the media (be it any level) gets caught doing something wrong, causing a chain reaction of others getting caught as well due to a 'paper trail', how do you at all believe in the smokescreen red herring they put up? It's the oldest trick in the book.
But that's what it is, isn't it?
So you completely ignored my explanation of how comicsgate started?
Well, what else could I really say in response?
Could've made the topic more about him rather than the topic he was talking about
Look, I'm not gonna act like Ian is a perfect guy here. He has his flaws, as I'm sure we all do. But in this particular case, I happen to see where he's coming from. I too have had similar experiences to what he's been through and I can understand his frustrations with those particular crowds. And really, simply talking about a subject somebody doesn't like is enough to make anyone look like a jerk to someone with differing viewpoints.
It sounds like you're continuously bringing up a specific instance or specific instances rather than the general attitude he's been displaying that I'm talking about. So I have to ask, what specific thing happened to him for him to go on his little crusade?
I'm also beginning to think you're purposely trying to avoid acknowledging what's wrong here.
- Comicsgate was given a falsely applied stigma/definition. What he says it is is WRONG.
- Easily fooled people are accepting this stigma and definition.
- Ian's labeling people who give him crap as comicsgaters.
- People, who aren't fond of bullies in general, stupidly believe it, and dismiss them as intolerable.
https://www.inverse....el-dc-gamergate<--- This is bullshit
https://en.wikipedia...wiki/Comicsgate<--- This is correct.
Here's the thing. What many people believe to be a problem is actually apart of something larger that they would definitely want to keep the way it is if they had any brains about it. It's freedom of speech. Limitting it in any fashion limits your own unless you're a damned hypocrite, because you have to take the good with the bad, or you're basically cheating in ways that others aren't allowed to, completely obliterating your credibility. The internet allows you to have contact with people you would normally not be able to face under normal circumstances, because hell, 20+ years ago, you wouldn't be talking to ANY of these pros, and the best you could do is HOPE that your letter reaches them, and most likely, if it was negative feedback, they'd ignore it. Now it's out in the open where everyone can see how they react to it, and comicsgate is a result of that. If you're an adult, you can simply use the tools given to you by the platform and block them, or better yet, if you're really "mature", you can listen to their opinion, no matter how they state it, and respond appropriately and move on. Ian did none of that. He decided to take the scumbag route and try to rally people against his critics. That's not a point of view, that's a FACT.