Vespabros wrote:Glad to see the wolfire community isn't full of whiteknights who would defend this hypocrite Zoe for the shit she pulled.
Feminism isn't so much the focus of the rage going on about this, although it is a key piece; it's more about how easily one can tamper with the integrity of gaming journalism, while using "muh feminism" as a defense to try to defuse it. People who use feminism as a tool of persecution in their favor, and not as a political belief, are real sacks of trash. Im glad she was caught red handed, and that her devious actions backfired.
Feminism is needed because opinions and beliefs are still shapes in such a way that women are in a worse position than men. For example, here you are saying that Zoe was in the wrong, that feminism was the reason or the tool in her alleged wrongdoing instead of money or sexual favours.
You also claim that anyone who defends Zoe is "white-knighting", that is, acting, as if it was impossible to disagree with anything on this at all.
You haven't named any of the journalists. Why does this one woman matter more to you than the journalists?
How can you be happy that an angry ex could upset the life of a normal person by making some claims on the internet, and have her private life become a meme and a mess on her professional environment? Everyone she will work with in the next few decades will know about this. This is libel and bullying and just plain wrong
even if the allegations are right, because there's no way for her to defend herself, or anyone to defend her.
That being said, it's unfortunate that feminism has lost it's original interpretation; "equal rights and opportunities for both men and women." Now, that definition is outdated, and has become, to society's mind at least, "Giving women more rights, and stopping men from being misogynists." By the former definition, i'd say most of society is "feminist". It's been twisted so much in modern society that many people wouldn't even want to label themselves as one anymore. A shame. Anyways, i hope Zoe is made an example of, because she's not the only person that has done dirty dealing in the industry. She was just caught doing it.
Feminism also hasn't been "equality for both men and women". Look into the name. It's "make women equal with men", with focus on the women. Why is this an actual difference and not just pedantic wordplay? Because feminism has its roots in the fact that women couldn't vote, couldn't wear trousers, couldn't own property like men could, and so on.
Men are systematically given more than women.
This is so systematic that many men won't even realize those differences.
Not understanding this doesn't make men misogynists. There is a term feminists use to try and remind men that their have an inherently better position in society. This word is "privileged".
This was and in many ways still is the goal of feminism:
That picture has been taken in 1970s. In Iran.
Feminism is about women being able to choose what they wear, where they go, getting an education and a job if they want to. Driving a car, or a scooter.
Things such as "men don't get custody of common children in a divorce" or "men are supposed to be able to fix everything in a house" and so on are inequalities raising from difference social expectations. Breaking down social roles is a part of feminism, but first wave mostly focused on legal equality, second wave on economical equality but also somewhat traditional gender roles. Social roles, gender stereotypes etc. are a more recent phenomenon, and many feminists are tackling it too, and when they tackle it the ones I've talked to always acknowledge that they're harmful to women and men both.