There are now over 400 negative response videos on YouTube directed at my Tropes vs Women in Video Games series. Almost all of them are overflowing with misrepresentations of my arguments, logical fallacies, ad hominem attacks or appeals to biological determinism.
A YouTube user named Char42 has taken the time to respond to one of the most patronizing and nonsensical of these attack videos by methodically deconstructing many of the fallacious arguments regularly repeated by my detractors.
I haven’t watched any of these response videos- I feel like I get a pretty clear idea of what their arguments are just through Internet osmosis- but the kid this guy is responding to is HILARIOUS. Goddamn these kids are obtuse. And angry. But mostly obtuse.
Ah, this kid. I’ve seen his work before. He is, surprise, a popular internet atheist on YouTube. And take a wild guess who his personal hero is!
What do you suggest I do about it?
I’m sick of feeling self-conscious every time someone brings up the burden of student loans. I dread being asked what I plan to do after graduation about paying them back. Sometimes I lie. Sometimes I make up a line about praying I find a great job or can pay off my loans by working for the government.
But I’m sick of lying. I’m sick of feeling ashamed for being privileged.
I am in graduate school and am debt free. I have Baby Boomer parents who work hard and did much better than they ever expected in their careers. They wanted to pay for my college and graduate school. They demanded to pay for my college and graduate school.
I work hard. I earned partial scholarships in college and graduate school. I work a part-time job, babysit, and go to school full-time. I am earnestly applying for jobs and I look forward to a career in public service.
I want to stop lying about the suits I buy for my internship. I want to stop saying they are hand me down’s from my cousin. I want to be able to say thank you when I receive a compliment on them. I was taught that you should always dress for the job you want, not the job you have. I want to be taken seriously at my internship and look professional—and I have the resources to buy nice-looking suits and have my hair professionally highlighted.
I’m tired of justifying my address and the backlash I receive when I tell people I am a student and live in a high-rise apartment. I’m tired of the looks my doorman gives me when he hands me my package (of work clothes) delivered from J.Crew.
So stop making me feel like I’ve done something wrong. Stop making me feel like I am less deserving. I didn’t ask to be born into this kind of circumstance and I’m tired of being judged for it.
I’m not asking for sympathy, I’m asking for people to lay off. There is always enough money in my bank account and I’m not sorry that is my situation. I understand the value of a dollar. I am not wasteful. I understand the overwhelming financial burdens of others and I highly encourage people to openly bitch about it. That blows. But your situation doesn’t change my situation. I am responsible and fortunate for the resources I have. I’ll respect your background if you respect mine.
This is a thing.
This is a thing an actual person wrote.
I’m so done with the world right now.
i couldn’t even make it through half this garbage.
BOO HOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO that is literally all I see in this post.
Wow. I’m so sorry your diamond shoes are too tight. That must be awful for you, princess.
Hey, does anyone I know need help paying their bills this month? I think maybe you could help this poor, poor privileged person who is too rich for comfort. You’d really be doing them a huge favor, I think, if you took some of that handed-to-them-by-sheer-fucking-chance money that’s causing them so much hardship. And that’s what this is all about — THEM.
ETA: I get why everyone would assume a white, bro bro wrote this but, uh…. Kate Menendez. That sounds neither white nor bro bro to me. So… I guess the lesson is that anyone can be a privileged asshole. Hooray?
the prettiest girl in the bingo hall: Reasons I'm Probably Not Going to Watch 'Sleepy Hollow' For a While
- I am possibly never going to forgive Kurtzman and Orci for what they did to Star Trek.
- Seriously, fuck you, Bob Orci.
- I am irrationally loyal to the objectively terrible New Amsterdam, and find it difficult to overlook the situational similarities. (though it seems a bit less likely that…
I tried the pilot. Nope! Pretty British Man and WoC lead be damned, the plot is recycled Supernatural, anachronisms galore, and the pacing is so fast it gave me whiplash.
But also, fuck Bob Orci for-god-damned-EVER.
sursumursa asked: HI DAN! I don't have a question. I just wanted to say that. :)
HI JILL! I have a question — Why… are you so great? Inquiring minds, Jill. Inquiring minds.
Some people are saying my last post is a little on the long side. I get that.
Here’s the cliff-notes, please share them around for me and if you have the time, contact Jamie R. Stone (AKA ‘Punksthetic’) on his Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, or Facebook Fanpage to let him know that this is not an OK way to treat fellow artists:
My favorite part is where he openly admits to copying. Welcome to the t-shirt design business, indeed.