Anyone who has a modicum of intelligence understands that this dumb gamergate campaign is just a bunch of angry misogynists who are afraid of women and afraid of us having any say in a video game industry predominately controlled by men. Anyone looking for nuance in this debacle is kidding themselves. There is no legitimate complaint being put forth by male gamers and their endless sock puppets they’ve created to mess about on Twitter with.
It’s gotten so bombastic that MRA’s are writing letters to fucking grocery store chains who advertise on Kotaku claiming that a video game blog, is attacking their kids. Which MRA do you think is pulling this silly shit? It ain’t Paul Elam for a change. It’s Dean Esmay, who thinks a fucking blog is abusing him.
He wrote this letter to Keith Dailey Communications Director for Kroger’s, a supermarket chain:
Greetings. I have been a Kroger customer, with a Kroger value card* me and my family use, for about 20 years. I have been grossly offended by the insults by Kotaku to me and my son, who have played video games together since he was about 3 years old (he’ll be an adult soon). Kotaku has been spreading hateful messages about people like me and my son and has been involved in what looks like blatant journalistic corruption. Please stop supporting this hateful publication with your advertising. If you do not, I will look to shop exclusively at your competitors in my area, including Meier, Bush’s, and Hiller’s.
Stop Kotaku’s abuse of my family. Thank you.
Fucking ridiculous. If Dean Esmay can’t handle a blog saying it’s had enough of the online/offline harassment of women then Dean Esmay should think about what part of his psychology is driving this need for him to spew this bullshit. Does Dean really think Kotaku is ‘abusing his family?’
I don’t know but I do know that Dean Esmay is a crackpot misogynist who’s tied his caboose to Paul Elam who says women are begging to be raped, women should be beaten to a bloody pulp, and who’s an anti-choice nut job who wants to get rid of child support and rape shield laws.
You know, MRA’s are always screaming about women being ‘victims’ and yet Dean Esmay is the one moaning that by taking a stand against misogyny his sons are being abused! Can we take a moment to laugh at the absurdity? Do you think Dean’s ‘suffering’ is anywhere equivalent to the harassment of Anita Sarkeesian, who Dean Esmay takes delight in harassing online by allowing MRA’s to continually write articles and produce video shows about her? He is the managing editor of AVFM so how is he not culpable for the harassment? If advertisers are responsible then surely managing editors are too, right?
A lolsuit might be next.
The poor, poor guy.