The Love is in the Air guide is coming I promise!
But now for something completely different.
Theres been a little Twitterstorm going on surrounding Mana Obscura‘s Gazimoff who, when watching videos from Machinima.com came across a video where one of the directors said that ‘women were built for rape’. Thats an utterly distasteful comment. Its not a joke – rape is never a joke because rape is a violent, nasty crime that has victims. For those victims, male or female, it can never be a joke. Its not ‘acceptable gaming terminology’ and its not funny. If you think that it is please don’t comment here because all that means is you are an sexist scumbag with no sense of empathy and an ego the size of the moon.
Gazimoff has written to Machinima.com to complain. You can see his letter via Google+. I just wanted to raise awareness of what he is doing and applaud him. I know he will get a lot of abuse for doing this (its a sad thing, but those who stand up against this kind of behaviour do get a lot of abuse from the kind of people I mentioned above who not only think its okay to use that language, but defend the right of people to do it because they think it makes them less of a scumbag if all the cool kids are scumbags too). Hes already had some people complain on Twitter.
So this is the anti-abuse. Its the cheering Gazimoff on post. I often find the haters are more vocal than the support so I wanted to make a point of offering support.