Comments for Honi Soit http://honisoit.com News, Culture, Comedy, Opinion, and more since 1929 Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:28:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Comment on Wright still in USU after bureaucratic error by Concerned Citizen http://honisoit.com/2014/11/wright-retains-usu-membership-due-to-procedural-error/#comment-1825 Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:28:00 +0000 http://honisoit.com/?p=13057#comment-1825 “the Board is committed to abiding by due process and procedure in all affairs”

I trust therefore that any Board member who has made public statements on this issue, in particular statements that would suggest they have prejudged the issue or anything other than detached professional comments, will be excusing themselves from voting on this resolution?

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Comment on Why you should watch women’s tennis by Max Sarrazin http://honisoit.com/2014/11/why-you-should-watch-womens-tennis/#comment-1821 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:21:00 +0000 http://honisoit.com/?p=13067#comment-1821 Her problem is that the better she gets at tennis, the more she must look like a man. Women don’t like looking like men, unless they are lesbians.

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Comment on What essay-gate is really about by Max Sarrazin http://honisoit.com/2014/11/what-essay-gate-is-really-about/#comment-1820 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:29:00 +0000 http://honisoit.com/?p=13063#comment-1820 “. Specifically about how we’re largely a brigade of spoiled brats funded by mummy and daddy, toting Prada handbags, being ‘functionally illiterate’, and on the receiving end of favouritism for the system as we go about not playing fair.”

Yeah, that’s about right. Daddy is loaded back in China, and being the unpatriotic ass hole that he is he decided to pay top dollar for your education in a foreign country.

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Comment on Why you should watch women’s tennis by Darnell http://honisoit.com/2014/11/why-you-should-watch-womens-tennis/#comment-1817 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:15:00 +0000 http://honisoit.com/?p=13067#comment-1817 Give me a break. It’s not about her winning 4 slams in a calendar year. It’s just about her winning four slams and she has done it 4 in a row. Forget about the calendar year pressure. She held them all at once and would have gone further with 5 if the tennis association had not allowed Justine to cheat at the French. She needs five more, four to tie.

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Comment on It’s not a game anymore by Il Capitano http://honisoit.com/2014/10/its-not-a-game-anymore/#comment-1816 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:13:00 +0000 http://honisoit.com/?p=12923#comment-1816 Why do you feel a perpetual finger pointing & targeting of ‘straight cis-men’ is somehow always the appropriate response to every scenario? Furthermore, where is the rigour in your arguments when they can almost all be applied straight back at the counter-party involved? You mention “games no longer have to submit to the male-orientated paradigms” as some sort of progressive movement, which it is and it’s great the indie community can offer that. But it’s interesting you also mention Anita Sarkeesian, whose goal through her videos is basically to enforce a female-orientated paradigms upon ALL games, based on her subjective perceptions of what signals they give and what implications these have in society. So what is it that you want? For there to be games aimed at satisfying both men and women? From removing male fantasy structures such as female sexuality from games because you feel they ostracize women? How about other things that make people uncomfortable? Where do you draw the line? Is your view consistent, and do you hold these critiques to both male oriented and female oriented video games alike? How about other mediums? What if I feel uncomfortable reading romance novels, and I feel they cater too much towards women and their fantasies?

Why isn’t there ever leveled debates on these situations? Is it so hard to admit there is conflict of interest on all sides, whether its the feminists who will take the default defensive when a women is involved, or game reviewers who will attack and discredit in anyway they can that they are somehow breaching ethics or that the situation is even about ethics at all, or the men who may very well hold the positions against women you claim them to.

When it comes to addressing the death threats received by women in these situations. Yes, this is an issue, whoever does it are fucking idiots. But death threats are not the arguments being put forward by Gamer Gate. If a prominent right-wing mouthpiece receives death threats because of something the left perceives as highly insensitive is said about homosexuality for example and death threats ensue, do you feel that those death threats come from a blind hatred of Christianity and that’s all there is to it? Do you feel that the counter-arguments to whatever was said are now invalid because of the death threats?

And sorry, what’s with the fedora tag? Yes, gamers of the past have historically been the dejected social rejects, have used games to create alternative reality etc. You feel that you should somehow shame these people some more because they mostly compromise white-cis males so they deserve only your disgust and spurn? Even if we decide that somehow your white-cis hate microcosm is the only place worthy of criticism, why is there a constant targeting of weak males, rather than say rugby jocks who would hold significantly more sexist views and would propagate much, much, more problems for women in general? It seems to me like there is a power dynamic involved for people like you that motivates this type of activism.

Want to know why I ask so many questions? It’s because there is a monopolistic culture of critique that exists in this paper that is unbalanced, unfair, dishonest, one-dimensional…

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Comment on My Anaconda don’t want none (of your sexist and racist bullshit, hun.) by Joshua Dabelstein http://honisoit.com/2014/10/my-anaconda-dont-want-none-of-your-sexist-and-racist-bullshit-hun/#comment-1813 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:51:00 +0000 http://honisoit.com/?p=12653#comment-1813 i dont have an opinion i want published though i want to engage in discussion without attempting to derive social capital from it

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Comment on Live Blog: USU Board Meeting 31/10/14 by Madison M http://honisoit.com/2014/10/live-blog-usu-board-meeting-311014/#comment-1812 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:18:00 +0000 http://honisoit.com/?p=12971#comment-1812 likely so, if they encroach on the safety and health of other student(s)

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Comment on “I would like to feel safe on campus”: An open letter to the University by Madison M http://honisoit.com/2014/10/i-would-like-to-feel-safe-on-campus-an-open-letter-to-the-university/#comment-1811 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:23:00 +0000 http://honisoit.com/?p=12881#comment-1811 I believe exactly what you have detailed is the precise “jurisdiction” to which TGMN was referring – that’s how it reads, to me. your “lala land” comment thus doesn’t really apply. you’re right, not being made aware of the outcome is a very serious issue and implies that students shouldn’t expect any justice or closure

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Comment on Wright still in USU after bureaucratic error by Madison M http://honisoit.com/2014/11/wright-retains-usu-membership-due-to-procedural-error/#comment-1810 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:19:00 +0000 http://honisoit.com/?p=13057#comment-1810 there has been lots of legal consultation re: including the offending student’s name and it is the case that Honi is able to do this

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Comment on My Anaconda don’t want none (of your sexist and racist bullshit, hun.) by Madison M http://honisoit.com/2014/10/my-anaconda-dont-want-none-of-your-sexist-and-racist-bullshit-hun/#comment-1809 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:12:00 +0000 http://honisoit.com/?p=12653#comment-1809 letters to the editor are generally published, and responses written – I don’t think it’s appropriate to try and contact a writer directly, it’s better to go through the formal channel of LTEds

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