bprinny said: So what do you think about the Zoe Quinn hullabaloo that's going down? Is it something we should care about?
This is why we, women in video games, can’t have nice things. Because those of us who do reach to higher levels seem to give us such a horrible name that the rest of us need to struggle more just to get half way there.
It’s important to remember that Zoe Quinn isn’t the norm. We really need to keep this in mind. There are tons of female video game writers, programmers, developers, producers who haven’t had a single problem nor flared up any issue when it comes to their motivations or what’s between there legs. But there are so few of us next to the number of men that it’s very easy to see when there is a sour grape in the bunch and that much easier to throw it into the spot light making it seem like a woman’s only issue in gaming. I’m sure there are men acting this way too but it’s easier to pick on one women out of 50 than it is to even find 1 man out of 100. It’s also not like she made it very hard to find her.
But let’s be even more honest and say…while I said I was sure men in the industry are pulling the same shit one way or the other we don’t really see it that often do we? Now we can sit her and say that it’s because there are few women in gaming so these sorts of issues (sleeping with others to get higher positions) isn’t possible for a heterosexual male working with all men, but Zoe did a lot more than sleep with people to get her way.
From what I’ve been told she was using Robin Williams death to fuel advertising and promotion for her game and lied about about harassment in hopes to get a pity play from bleeding hearts of the internet. She attacked those criticizing her idea of depression and downplaying it’s seriousness with threats of her own and may have been the one circulating bad press / troll posts on different fourms.
At the end of the day sleeping around was the icing on the cake and from her conversation about it she is only NOW seeing how much damage it can do to her and her ‘team’. She never thought about how her actions would effect others until they started to poorly effect her and it seems so has little remorse for sleeping with a married man and more for the idea of getting caught or being seen poorly. She was also someone noted for having a strong stance about sex and looked down on those who cheated or acted the way she was acting. She was lying to people from the start.
Now, is this all important. YES FOR THE LOVE OF GOD YES. This is extremely important and for one reason only. How many people are still supporting her to this day. Willing to write off all the lies, anger, hate, cheating and manipulation just for the soul fact that she’s a girl and ‘it’s hard for women in gaming’. No, it’s really not to be honest. It’s not really hard for women to do anything in gaming granted you have a passion and talent for what you’re doing. There is a common misconception that women in this industry are held back and we really aren’t. Regardless of the amount of female game players there are few of us who care to do it for a living but the few that do, do.
No one should be making a single excuse for her actions. No one should support her or attempt to make light of anything she had done base on her gender. She is a bad person, she needs to be held accountable for her shitty actions and removed like the tumor on gaming that she is. Doing so is not an attack on females in gaming, it’s an attack on shitty people who taint out community. Just like Anita Sark(whatever) should be held to the same professional and honest standard as a male in her position so shoe Zoe.
End of story.
-The Silly One