Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #652 - The Plight of the Bitter Nerd
So, as I wrote yesterday, I am in the last days of the term in which I am studying hard for my Calculus final, which is SIX DAYS FROM TODAY.
So, I am in a basic re-post, re-share, and minimal original content mode.
So, I bought this Kindle book, sort of by accident:
Understanding #Gamergate: Zoe Quinn, Anita Sarkeesian and the Social Justice Warriors
by Scott Cameron
I stumbled upon it quite by accident, and I believed it might be a fair account of Gamergate, which I wrote about before and considered writing about some more.
It's not a fair account. It's a heavily biased treatise full of logical fallacies, mostly red herrings, false assumptions, and Post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacies dressed about as counter arguments to Post hoc ergo propter hoc (faulty cause and effect).
Reading it makes me angry. Mostly I am angry in how this Scott Cameron person COMPLETELY misses the point of the inherent sexism and misogyny in society that has then come out vitriolically and violently in what has become known as Gamergate.
I feel an original post of a review of this "book" coming soon, but I don't have time to even think it through properly let alone to write it.
For place holding, I already wrote a little about Gamergate, here:
Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #277 - Sexists, Humans, and Anita Sarkeesian
Instead of my review of that awful Kindle book, here's an article from before you passed away, Mom, that I only discovered late last year.
The plight of the bitter nerd: Why so many awkward, shy guys end up hating feminism
MIT professor Scott Aaronson wrote a post about how feminism makes him feel like a monster. Here's what he meant
TOPICS: AOL_ON, EDITOR'S PICKS, FEMINISM, GENDER, NERDS, SCOTT AARONSON, ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.
I miss you so very much, Mom.
Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.
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- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1704.19 - 10:10 (my time)