I’ll definitely do a post on Zoe Quinn and the Gamer Gate scandal when I have time, but for now……
Feminists claim the immoral behavior of Zoe Quinn, who cheated on her boyfriend with allegedly 5 guys (1 admitted and the boyfriend has facebook posts of her admitting to 3 total) is not important and has no bearing on her professional life.
What Qualifies Zoe Quinn’s Personal Life as Gaming News?
“So why is this news? Why are people freaking out that someone may or may not have been an adulterer? Isn’t this none of my god damn business unless I want to romantically pursue said person, and even then, it’s said person’s responsibility or choice to reveal certain aspects of their past to me, not some dude on the Internet? Allow me to answer that writing from the assumption that the accusation that Zoe Quinn is an adulterer is true, as most of why this would be news revolves around that. If it isn’t true it is just another example of someone harassing a prominent female figure for reasons that are unbeknownst to us. This story would be the same one you keep hearing and some of you keep trying to tune out, that women are being harassed for simply being female at a staggering rate that is not only difficult to comprehend, is almost impossible to understand without also being a victim. If this is true, however, it presents a much larger problem and poses a serious question that consumers have to ask themselves. Quinn stands, supportive of and supported by, side by side with fellow feminist gamers such as Feminist Frequency’s Anita Sarkeesian in the raging fight against sexism in the video game industry. Say what you want about their methods, their hearts are in the right place and their intentions are good. The fight against sexism is far from over. That is not the issue here. The issue comes from a figurehead going against what they preach.”
Disclaimer: I can’t find any mention of David Rhinehart professing to be a feminist, but considering how he uses disreputable sources like Feminist Frequency and sounds entirely supportive of anything and everything they say, I’m pretty sure he’d identify as a feminist.
Most male feminists have been tricked by feminist propaganda such as “All feminism means is believing men and women should have equal rights”. I bet David Rhinehart would use that false definition.
I’d like to mention according to some feminists, cheating on your partner and then having consensual sex with them is rape because they consented only to sex where they are aware of STD risks. Thus because they did not know a person was sleeping with someone else they could not have consented to sex.
No consent or inability to consent = rape
Ultimately, what feminists are trying to say with regards to this scandal is that a person’s private life should not affect how they are evaluated in their professional life.
Here’s what a women’s rights advocate, Judy Harris Kluger, who is executive director of Sanctuary for Families has to say:
“The first time with marijuana is different from the first time you are knocking your wife unconscious. It’s not what they did was such a small sort of slap on the wrist. Punishment to me, they should have suspended for a season at least and let him appeal. At least you send a message that this is not tolerated, that this matters.”
I’m confused, how is domestic abuse something that relates to a football career? Seems like a clear cut case of personal life vs private life.
Domestic abuse is a personal and legal issue. It is NOT a professional issue.
If feminists believe the NFL should punish players professionally for issues with their personal lives, then I don’t see how feminists can complain about people having issues with Zoe Quinn’s immoral and possibly “rapist-like” (by a feminist’s definition of rape) behavior.
Hypocrisy and double standards?
In defense of feminists:
Domestic abuse is illegal while adultery is completely legal.
However, it is still a weak argument as the NFL players are punished by the law.
It is not as though they escape with no punishment and feminists can cry how feminist women are beaten and raped in an alleged “rape culture”.
I would actually fully support harsher penalties for domestic violence (but of course, this means punishment for women who commit domestic violence against men as well, something feminists love ignoring) and I would agree with feminists if they were pushing for that case, but they aren’t.
If an NFL player is jailed for domestic abuse, he can’t really practice/participate in football games can he? And usually when players are gone for extended periods of time, they usually get fired/let go from the team anyway.
Once more feminists are trying to take the law into their own hands.