Grace & Steel Ep. 92 09/30/17

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TOPIC: We discuss the memoir Crash Override by Zoe Quinn, the queer person central to the start of the controversy known as GamerGate.

Show Notes Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate by Zoe Quinn

Encyclopedia Dramatica: GamerGate

Wikipedia: Zoë Quinn

IMDb: Hackers (1995)

Wired, Jun. 12, 2017: ‘Crash Override’: The Malware That Took Down a Power Grid

Billy Chubbs in Return of Kings, Aug. 21, 2014: How Zoe Quinn Screwed Her Way Through The Video Game Industry

The Zoe Quinn Tumblr: A Gender (article removed)

Gawker, Oct. 30, 2011: Is George Clooney’s Ex Calling Him Gay?

Huffington Post, Aug. 29, 2017: George Clooney Admits Raising Twins At 56 Is ‘Terrifying’–At least, when Amal isn’t around.

Inquisitr, Sep. 21, 2017: Amal And George Clooney Expecting Again? Human Rights Lawyer Reportedly Showing Signs Of Pregnancy

Infogalactic: Tiberius

The Raddist Chick Around, Aug. 9, 2015: Quotes from “Lolita”
“By this time I was in a state of excitement bordering on insanity; but I also had the cunning of the insane.” p64

Oscar Wilde Site: Timeline of Works

WikiHow: How to Be Grunge

ThoughtCo, Apr. 5, 2017: History of the entertaining Atari video system and game computer

The Atari Museum

Old Computers: Commodore 64 – 1982

Pacman: A Visual History

Classic Gaming: History of Pac-Man

Classic Gaming: Play Asteroids

Retro Junk: Rise and fall of video rental

Infogalactic: Blockbuster, LLC

Corus: Brands, YTV

IMDb: Sailor Moon (TV show)

Infogalactic: Rob Zombie

NOTE: Search for “father” and you find a lengthy comment by “Chris Edwards (not verified)” which will give you a good taste of the battle raging online. Mentions Zoe’s fake dox and the phone number for Zoe’s father is actually to a bike shop in Hawai
Adland, Oct. 17, 2014: #Gamergate moral panic resembles the 90s, which directly affects women’s career choices

Canada Food Inspection Agency: Importing or Travelling with Domestic Cats

NOTE: I got it wrong. It was Scarlett Johannson, not Jennifer Lawrence, who was rumoured to play Zoe
The Mary Sue, Nov. 6, 2015: Zoë Quinn to Tell Her Story in a New Book and Film Announced Today!

The Ralph Report, Aug. 18, 2016: BOOK DEAL FAIL: Zoe Quinn Gets Dropped by Simon & Schuster

NOTE: Based on Coup d’Etat by Edward Luttwak
IMDb: Power Play (1978)

Richard’s Funeral Home: Obituary for Mr. Robert O. Van Valkenburg

YouTube, Dec. 6, 2014: Internet Aristocrat – Quinnspiracy Theory

YouTube, Metokur Archive, Nov. 24, 2016: GamerGate The Path We’ve Taken mirror

Simon Parkin in The New Yorker, Sep. 9, 2014: Zoe Quinn’s Depression Quest Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors by Piers Paul Read

Polygon, Sep. 6, 2017: Zoë Quinn tells her story–GamerGate, as told by the woman at the center of its hate campaign

Eron Gonji: thezoepost SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police (The Laws of Social Justice Book 1) by Vox Day

Vox Day’s Vox Populi Blog

Know Your Meme: Social Justice Warrior

Leigh Alexander in Gamasutra, Aug. 28, 2014: ‘Gamers’ don’t have to be your audience. ‘Gamers’ are over.

Pastebin, Sep. 5, 2014: Gamers are Dead articles

NOTE: Here’s an update on the Gamers are Dead thing. SJWs still at it (and don’t you love that sassy “Y’all”
Taylor Hidalgo in The Escapist, Sep. 25, 2017: “Gamers” Are Still Dead, Y’all

NOTE: Example of “There is no debate”, an attempt to shut down the opposing viewpoint.
Jake Tapper on CNN, Aug. 15, 2017: No debate to be had over racists

NOTE: Another example of “There is no debate”
Sen. Michael Bennett in Medium, Feb. 16, 2017: There Is No Debate: Climate Change is Real–The world cannot wait for the Trump Administration to stop ignoring science

Anna North in New York Times, Jul. 6, 2017: When a SWAT Team Comes to Your House

Encyclopedia Dramatica: Phil Fish

Shawn Zipay in Total Gaming Network, Sep. 25, 2015: Zoe Quinn and Anita Sarkeesian Among the Many that Spoke to the U.N. about Online Harassment Against Women

Milo GreekName in Breitbart, Sep. 21, 2015: Zoe Quinn Is The Perfect Person To Address The UN On Cyberbullying Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution by Steven Levy

Infogalactic: Roberta Williams

NOTE: Here is the cartoon KMG refers to with the woman shoveling shit over a fence
Know Your Meme: Social Justice Warrior – an SJW in its natural surrounding

NOTE: The short piece of music at the end of the show is a little thing I wrote. I call “Zoe’s Theme”–Kevin Steel