Transactional Ambiguity


Prostitution is not legal in the US, and even when it is legal elsewhere, it is not encouraged.  One reason is that it makes sexual intercourse a transaction.  More specifically, it makes it a transaction that is bound under contract law.  This is not what women really want.  It is must better for them to make the circumstances under which sex happens much more ambiguous in nature.  In fact, much of the legislation (e.g. yes means yes) and other initiatives (e.g.kangaroo courts on campus) are driven by this.  For with ambiguity, many games can be played.  Especially when by the law’s definition, she is the gateway to sex.

For starters, there is the classic “lead him along to get something out him” strategy.   What she wants might be dinner, a ride, a car repair, rent or whatever.  There might be some sweet talk, some coy looks, etc.  But not too much.   And when the time comes such that he might expect a payoff, none.

In modern times there is the issue of sex after marriage.  For eons it was understood that the man would provision and the woman would provide sex.  Notice the word understood.  Things have changed.  After the marriage, the man is expected by law to provide provision, while women claim that there never really was any understanding that they would provide sex; the ambiguity of the long standing traditions and all.

And lastly there is the notion that since sex can never be a transaction with agreed upon contract rules governing it, then she can arbitrarily make up the rules as as she goes along.  For, once again, she is the one who is legally the gateway to sex.  All sorts of nasty things come from this, regret rape, false accusations, blackmail, etc.  Since standards about how women should behave are passe, pretty much anything that she can get away with is legal.

This system will not work in the long run.  It is not really working now.

NAWALT of course applies

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95 comments on “Transactional Ambiguity
  1. Tarnished says:

    Prostitution is not legal in the US

    Unless you happen to be in Nevada, outside of Clark County. 😉

    One reason is that it makes sexual intercourse a transaction.

    Except that many men and women in the ‘sphere keep saying it’s already a transaction. So…

    This is not what women really want. It is much better for them to make the circumstances under which sex happens much more ambiguous in nature.

    I usually call this dishonesty.

    In fact, much of the legislation (e.g. yes means yes) and other initiatives (e.g.kangaroo courts on campus) are driven by this. For with ambiguity, many games can be played.

    These aren’t games anyone should be playing. They

    Especially when by the law’s definition, she is the gateway to sex.

    I’ve always been uncomfortable with this phrasing. Makes it sound as though women don’t need/are desirous of sex in and of itself, but only engage in it because it keeps a “provider” around. Also, it nullifies any instance that one’s male partner is the gatekeeper to sex…since it, y’know, takes 2 sets of genitals to have sex. If he isn’t in the mood, it’s not gonna happen either. :/

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  2. Tarnished says:

    For starters, there is the classic “lead him along to get something out him” strategy. What she wants might be dinner, a ride, a car repair, rent or whatever. There might be some sweet talk, some coy looks, etc. But not too much. And when the time comes such that he might expect a payoff, none.

    That’s when the guy sends her a notarized invoice, to be paid by cash or money order, directly to him. Might teach the coy one that nothing is free.

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  3. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Tarn,
    Last point first. he never going to send her an invoice. He’ll just chalk it up to experience. However, this does backfire on women. He’ll presume AWALT.

    As for the first, I think what Farm Boy is referring to is what has been called “The Social Contract”. To put it in plain terms. Boys cand work a little extra harder to carry the household while she is pregnant of dealing with infants or toddlers. She has to give him sex exclusively to assure his motivation.Before modern times and welfare, this was the only way to raise a family. It’s an overt, eyes open transaction and both are aware before entering and while in in it. It is now a thing of the past. While men have to provide, there are no requirements for women.
    The transactional sex that I object to is when she makes demands that must be satisfied before she will have sex. These demands usually have nothing to do with with advancing the interests of the household.
    Prostitution is also illegal in Washoe County (Reno).

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  4. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Off topic. This may be the last word in yet another false allegation.
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/reporter-who-says-she-was-manhandled-by-trump-campaign-manager-resigns-from-breitbart/ar-AAgKCRz?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=iehp

    Women have to stop doing this. It’s killing their credibility.

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  5. Tarnished says:

    Prostitution is also illegal in Washoe County (Reno).

    Is it? I was told, by a hotel clerk in Vegas, that it was only illegal in Clark. They should probably get the facts straight, lol.

    Last point first. he never going to send her an invoice. He’ll just chalk it up to experience.

    I know. It was something I suggested to a customer who complained that his female friend would shamelessly flirt with him and ask him for numerous cash favors/handouts, but he never got any form of repayment out of it. He didn’t send an invoice, but he considered different points I’d made and broke off their “friendship” soon after. Win!

    He’ll presume AWALT.
    I would hope that it’d take more than 1 bad encounter to paint an entire sex with the same brush. 😦
    Not that I want a guy to have bad encounters, of course. Just that 1 out of 3.7 billion does not a case make.

    The transactional sex that I object to is when she makes demands that must be satisfied before she will have sex. These demands usually have nothing to do with with advancing the interests of the household.

    Ok. I will agree with this. I guess my mindset just revolts at a romantic relationship becoming a form of prostitution aka Sex for Provisions instead of Pleasure for Pleasure. I don’t know, it sounds off to me. Like many other people, I already work to pay for my own Provisions, so I don’t need those from anyone else. Sex, on the other hand…another person is still a requirement for that! 😉

    Or I’m weird. That could be the explanation too. 😛

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  6. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Tarn,
    It’s not just one bad experience. It’s that, when a guy looks around, he can’t see any good. That’s scary.

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  7. Tarnished says:

    Is this your experience, Fuzzie?

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  8. Yoda says:

    Valuable this ambiguity be it must.
    So much effort spilt to enhance over the years there was.
    Not any way to run a railroad this is

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  9. Yoda says:

    Sex, on the other hand…another person is still a requirement for that!

    Correct the first time you were.
    The other hand all that required it is

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  10. Yoda says:

    Wonder if Moehau Mans also gone down this path they have

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  11. Tarnished says:

    Correct the first time you were.
    The other hand all that required it is.

    Sorry, Yoda.
    Self-pleasuring *is* very fun and awesome, but I don’t think it can be defined as “sex”. Another person…even a robotic person, eventually…is still needed to put it into that category of activity. 😛

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  12. Yoda says:

    Swedish women apparently liked to be raped not

    Östersund in central Sweden has decided to cancel its participation in Saturday’s Earth Hour because of the increased rape risk when streets are dark.

    Earth Hour is an annual event where people turn off electricity for one hour to conserve energy. Östersund usually turns off its street lighting, but has decided to keep it lit due to a spree of sexual assaults.

    http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/18/swedish-city-cancels-earth-hour-without-lights-electricity-because-of-rape-risk/

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  13. Tarnished says:

    Listened to Sandman’s newest video on the way to work. It’s surprisingly relevant to this post:

    Men, if you are dating a woman who only thinks about her own sexual satisfaction, and cares nothing for yours, run for the hills.

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  14. Yoda says:

    An implicit agreement for sex they do like

    “A woman’s physical appearance is often seen as the basis for entry to these spaces, and female students described a general expectation that entering final club spaces could be read as implicit agreement to have sexual encounters with members,” the report reads.

    https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/03/18/harvards-report-condemning-all-male-organizations-rare-company

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  15. Yoda says:

    If you are dating a woman who only thinks about her own sexual satisfaction, and cares nothing for yours, run for the hills.

    Rather “run away from the hills”.
    Specifically from the twin peaks it would be

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  16. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Tarn,
    Not all of it but, a lot of it. I am feeling discouraged today. I should stay quiet.

    I saw that video from Sandman that sounds like a racket.. $13k for “certifacation””? Aimed at men to pleasure women? No response to “What’s in it for thew guys?”
    More thn one reason to run away fast!

    Brett Sokolov is famous for backing man bashing campaigns. All this has to stop or there will be no men left to attend college. When it gets to that point, neither will women.

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  17. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Farm Boy,
    To get back to the original post. Women like ambiguity. It leads to plausible deniability.

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  18. Yoda says:

    Women like ambiguity. It leads to plausible deniability.

    Perhaps to “Plausible Deniability” rename the post Farm Boy should

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  19. Tarnished says:

    Hills, mountains, mounds, peaks…All much bouncier than one would initially think.

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  20. Yoda says:

    And perhaps the valleys wetter they would be

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  21. Tarnished says:

    Not all of it but, a lot of it.

    Sorry if I sounded like a doubter, Fuzzie. Should have said something more along the lines of “Aren’t there any nice women in your life?”

    Even just a cashier at your go-to deli, who is always genuinely happy to see you and remembers all your favorites and makes thoughtful recommendations for you? Or a movie-going partner at work? Or a gal you exchange pleasantries with as you jog together? (I don’t know if you do any of these things…they’re only examples of what I’m talking about.)

    I am feeling discouraged today. I should stay quiet.

    A discouraged man staying quiet on a pro-male/MGTOW blog? Why the heck would you do that, bear? This is where you can vent!

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  22. Tarnished says:

    And perhaps the valleys wetter they would be

    True! But even then, they should be a dew covered meadow, never a swamp.

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  23. Yoda says:

    Patriarch missing he is

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  24. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Mountains? Like the bumps on Cindy Bear’s chest? Bears don’t have those but, it is a pleasant thought.

    Tarn,
    Bears are supposed to be cheerful.

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  25. Spawny Get says:

    Patriarch was being beaten up by a woman. Three hours. I mean, she called it a massage, but…

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  26. Tarnished says:

    Women like ambiguity. It leads to plausible deniability.

    Accused of plausible deniablity once I was.
    Smiled at someone I walked by in a grocery store I did.
    Declined his nice offer of a date I did, but then told me it is cruel to “tease” men, he said.

    Confused I was, but smiles still on my face they are. Most men just smile back, they do. Hurt I think the other guy was…

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  27. Yoda says:

    Yoda virus on the loose it is.

    Imagine Hillary or Donald speaking that way you might.
    More intelligent sounding they would be

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  28. M says:

    Yoda’s verb > object > subject > verb better than Hillary’s subject > subject > subject > subject it would be.

    😉

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  29. Yoda says:

    Hillary unlikable she is.
    Yoda likable he is.
    Big difference this would be

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  30. Yoda says:

    Color me green,

    Environmentally-friendly behaviors typically go unseen; there’s no public glory in shortened showers or diligent recycling. But when people can use their behavior to broadcast their own goodness, their incentives shift. The people who buy Priuses and solar panels still probably care about the environment—it’s just that researchers have found that a portion of their motivation might come from a place of self-promotion, much like community service does good and fits on a résumé.

    http://spectator.org/articles/65818/green-color-status

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  31. Yoda says:

    Writing on Intellectual Takeout, Devin Foley pretty much perfectly sums up the lesson in all this for today’s self-righteous, misguided, narcissistic college student:

    North Korea and other despotic states are not playing around. While enormous leniency is given to college students here in the West, elsewhere that is not the case. Indeed, the history of the 20th century is littered with the carcasses of millions upon millions of people who were perceived as undesirable or a threat to the state in countries such as Russia, Mexico, Cuba, China, Cambodia, Germany, Italy, North Korea, Turkey, Rwanda, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Syria, Burma, Sudan, Serbia, etc.

    Perhaps due to modern entertainment and communications and the general state of our society, American youth seem to think that most of the world is just like us or that America is totalitarian while the rest of the world is progressing. That is simply not the case.

    The values and principles that have shaped the West over thousands of years and, in many ways, culminated in America are largely unique to us. While the rest of the world mimics some of our laws due to the global order created by the West in the 20th century, they do not share our fundamental traditions or beliefs regarding human dignity and the individual. Sadly, there are many areas of the world where those in power would sooner put a bullet in your head or imprison you than tolerate any divergence from the order they have established through brute force.

    http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/26662/

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  32. David Foster says:

    “green” status-seeking….I’ve read a comment from someone in the geothermal heat-pump industry that their field is at a relative disadvantage relative to other consumer energy-related investments such as solar panels because….a geothermal pipe running deep into the groun can’t be seen by neighbors and visitors, whereas a solar panel array can be.

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  33. Spawny Get says:

    The latest bbc shitpiece

    The whole interview with ‘Clive’, recorded by Clive (CSMGTOW)

    Clive’s side of the story

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  34. Spawny Get says:

    Though I knew of Clive’s videos for a few days, I was lead back to the issue by the comments here
    http://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/charlie-bloom-lets-all-laugh-at-men/

    I gave that link a few days ago, (Female) Charlie Bloom seems a most sensible sort, so she’s at home on that blog.

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  35. Spawny Get says:

    Aha, she’s a unicorn, that explains much…

    Charlie Bloom CRM_114
    2 days ago
    Ha you underestimate this human, def not normal….I have Aspergers Syndrome so I don’t understand emotionally charged BS. I’m into logic and consistency. I’d eat them alive if I was confronted by them, big shouty dogs with little logical justification for their argument….bring them on. There is no logic in their screaming and raving, it’s emotionally charged hatred, it is generally full of contradictions….oh I want a high value male to pay for me, yet I can do everything and can pay for myself….illogical!!!!…. Set me at them….👍

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  36. Yoda says:

    Quiet as a Degoban swamp this thread is.

    Moe liven it up he should

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  37. Moehau Man says:

    Yes well, you’ve picked a slow day for it Yoda. Today is Sunday on the rugged Coromandel, and you foreign jokers tell us Sunday is a day of rest. Moehau Man males and females do take things easy on a Sunday and we’re thinking of making Saturdays and Mondays days of rest as well, although Mrs Moehau Man (my industrious old mum) disagrees. “Pikelet making and codpiece production should not grind to a halt because of some pernicious commie nonsense”, she called out just then.

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  38. Cill says:

    Old Moe sure does stir up the comments. He inspires me to profound and sentient comment, in spite of myself.

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  39. Moehau Man says:

    Well it looks like I’ve whipped up a bit of a storm here. Perhaps we could slow it down, the uproar is giving Mrs Moehau Man (my reserved old mum) a headache.

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  40. Moehau Man says:

    When comments come fast and furious as this, most of it tends to go over me head. I think it’s something to do with me brow ridge.

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  41. Yoda says:

    Perhaps combine the pikelet and codpiece business one could.
    Organic codpieces they might be
    Sell well with green people it might

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  42. Yoda says:

    Why Moe’s Mum speaks for herself not?
    Patriarchal oppression it is?

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  43. Moehau Man says:

    Time to slow down, I reckon. Mrs Moehau Man (my harassed old mum) is baking a batch of pikelets so we can all munch a few while we take five. “Everyone should count to four before lodging any more comments”, she suggests. That’s a big ask for your everyday Moehau Man. Four is the total number of digits on his left hand if I recall correctly.

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  44. Moehau Man says:

    ” I speak for meself very well, thank you”, Mrs Moehau Man (my forthright old mum) called out just then.

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  45. molly says:

    Moe is on a roll! LOL. He’s got the speed wobbles 😀

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  46. Moehau Man says:

    “Confuse us not with your foreign sheilas”, Mrs Moehau Man (my indignant old mum) called out just then. “Moehau Man females speak for themselves, not by some damned group think.”

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  47. blurkel says:

    New post following a similar these scheduled for 03/20/16 at 00:01 AM GMT

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  48. blurkel says:

    @ Farm Boy

    Prostitution is not legal in the US…it makes sexual intercourse a transaction…that is bound under contract law. This is not what women really want.

    I beg to strongly differ! Marriage is a contract, and women LIVE for this!

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  49. SFC Ton says:

    LOL Molly knows about speed wobbles….. awesome. Though Cill might not agree

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  50. SFC Ton says:

    Oh and you might want to get your neck bearings checked out/ upgraded

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  51. Yoda says:

    Picture of Liz and Son this is

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  52. molly says:

    Speed wobbles = heebie jeebies 😉

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  53. molly says:

    Fish tail is cool.

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  54. Cill says:

    The powerful bike locked away where wee mollies can’t kill themselves on it is cool.

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  55. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    “Xazis, I hate those guys!”-Indian Jones

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  56. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Molly! 🌯 🌯 🌯 🐻 🙄

    M,
    Glac to see you!

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  57. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    I like the photo of Liz fishing with her son! 🙂

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  58. Spawny Get says:

    Remember The Alamo #GamerGate

    Death to Gawker

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  59. Spawny Get says:

    “Speed wobbles = heebie jeebies” = Collie Molly Wobbles?

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  60. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get,
    Not that I want to see Gawker stay in Business but, aren’t these awards to celebrities a little rich? $115 million to Hulk Hogan and, last week, $55 million to Erin Andrews for a prrping tom video. John and Mary Public can expect goose eggs.

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  61. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get
    In response to GAwker Media being sunk by a lawsuit may I offer…
    As Karen Straughan would say, “Oh wait, there’s more.”
    http://www.returnofkings.com/83292/two-major-media-outlets-that-defamed-rok-as-pro-rape-are-laying-off-hundreds-of-journalists#!
    Jessica Valenti, Julie Bindel, Charlotte Proudman, and who knows how many more of our opponets will have to seek a new outler. Well, if they do it for free, they may stay on.

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  62. Yoda says:

    Wonder if the femail glaciers melt down over this they will,

    Modern society has become so obsessed with finding gender discrimination that we are now finding it in animal behavior.

    First let me point out that this is being done by just a handful of researchers, in a single scientific journal. Science isn’t (I hope) suddenly going to lurch toward explaining almost every behavior as having to do with sexism.

    The researchers have suggested that one of the reasons that females in the animal world are not as colorful or pretty as males of the same species is so that they can avoid sexual harassment. Big eyeroll.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/finding-sexual-harassment-everywhere-even-among-birds/article/2586223

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  63. Yoda says:

    New post following a similar these scheduled for 03/20/16 at 00:01 AM GMT

    Later than this we already are.
    Perhaps Patriarch look into this he might

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  64. Yoda says:

    Gawker vs Gamergate

    When a few thousand gamers started to draw attention to poor standards in video games journalism last September, no one predicted it would grow into a year-long movement that spanned the globe. Nor did anyone predict the damage it would do to Gawker Media. Gamers had no track record as campaigners or great organisers, nor as social media activists. When #GamerGate emerged, it was a bolt from the blue, and some predicted it would be over in a week.

    But gamers were determined. They had a laundry list of complaints against the gaming press, and they had Gawker in their sights from the beginning. The name of Gamergate’s hub on Reddit – “/r/KotakuInAction” – is revealing. (Kotaku, for those of you who don’t know, is Gawker’s video games vertical.) The near-ruination of game developer Brad Wardell by Kotaku’s poor reporting, a steady stream of outrage-mongering on the topics of race and gender, and perceived conflicts of interest on the part of Kotaku writers meant many gamers had gone sour on the site by the start of Gamergate. One supporter of the hashtag described Kotaku as “yellow journalism and tabloid gossip brewed into a foul, brain-killing mess.”

    Twitter in 2014 was the land of #YesAllWomen and #CancelColbert, a haven of politically correct outrage. The emergence of a culturally libertarian, anti-censorship, anti-narrative hashtag like Gamergate was unexpected, to say the least. Progressive journalists in the games and tech press reacted with instant hostility and released a string of articles branding gamers as reactionary, sexist “hyper-consumers.” As Slate‘s David Auerbach argued at the time, games journalists had essentially declared war on their own audience.

    Gamers used the attacks to their advantage, sending a deluge of complaints to companies that advertised with their antagonizers. Gawker, with its long history of unethical reporting, was particularly vulnerable to this strategy and lost its first sponsor just days after Gamergate began its campaign. They had already locked themselves in a losing battle — but their Quinctilius Varus had yet to enter the field. That came later.

    Ultimately #GamerGate is reaffirming what we’ve known to be true for decades: nerds should be constantly shamed and degraded into submission

    — Sam Biddle (@samfbiddle) October 16, 2014

    Bring Back Bullying

    — Sam Biddle (@samfbiddle) October 16, 2014

    If there is one feature that unites the imperial downfalls of history, it is the moment of hubris. The moment at which an opponent’s strength is wildly underestimated, or one’s own is wildly overestimated.

    In October 2014, Gawker writer Sam Biddle did both. He no doubt intended to do to Gamergate what he had done to Justine Sacco — publicly shame them, or “degrade them into submission,” as he put it. But his tweets — posted, disastrously, during national bullying awareness month — caused a PR calamity that would lead to one of Gawker’s most visible humiliations. The shamers were about to be shamed.

    Yesterday I tweeted some things about “nerds” that were supposed to be funny, but ended up hurting many ppl. I fucked it up, and I’m sorry!

    — Sam Biddle (@samfbiddle) October 17, 2014

    Gamergate’s boycott campaign pivoted, focusing all of its firepower on Gawker Media’s advertisers and sponsors. Within a day, Biddle had taken to Twitter to issue a public apology — an act that would become a feature of Gawker in the months to come. Editorial director Joel Johnson reiterated his apology on the front page of Gawker — another sign of the future. Johnson also sent a memo to Gawker’s writers warning them to watch their words on social media. A publication whose writers were famed for their recklessness was beginning to show signs of caution.

    Even Gawker couldn’t hide the extent of their defeat. Editor-in-Chief Max Read summed up his feelings in a headline: “How We Got Rolled by the Dishonest Fascists of GamerGate.” A few months later, the full extent of the damage was revealed — Gamergate had cost Gawker seven figures in lost advertising revenue. The myth of invincibility was over.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2015/07/27/how-gamergate-shattered-gawkers-myth-of-invincibility/

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  65. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get,
    I watched all three videos. No one should talk to the BBC. Not even to give directions to the bathroom. The only thing good os that the interested and the skeptical might dig deeper to find out what we are about.
    It’s one thing to be snsational. There is a story of a famous American yellow journalist, William Randolf Hearst, who had a few quiet weeks in Sna Francisco. To livien things up, he paid to have a balloon brought to town. He made news but,it was, at least, legitimate. I think his words for the current crop would be unprintable.

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  66. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    Ashe Schow is a good journalist. She is quickly becoming a favorite of mine too.

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  67. Yoda says:

    Science isn’t (I hope) suddenly going to lurch toward explaining almost every behavior as having to do with sexism.

    Sounds like the theme of a Fun Friday post this does

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  68. Spawny Get says:

    Hmm, I wonder what the scheduling issue is.

    We all know that ’03/20/16′ properly means the third of the twentieth month of 2016, don’t we?

    Now the calender system shouldn’t allow that, so I’m not sure that that’s the problem, but…

    DD/MM/YY because it’s just the patriarchal way…

    Thanks for the heads up Yoda, I have unleashed it…

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  69. Spawny Get says:

    Fuzzie, what a turble, turble thing
    http://www.returnofkings.com/83292/two-major-media-outlets-that-defamed-rok-as-pro-rape-are-laying-off-hundreds-of-journalists#!

    Still, never mind eh? Chin(s) up femeroids and other Social Justice Wankers

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  70. Spawny Get says:

    You have to admire the purity of the Fembot way…it’s just stupidity, hatefulness and envy all the way down

    The researchers have suggested that one of the reasons that females in the animal world are not as colorful or pretty as males of the same species is so that they can avoid sexual harassment. Big eyeroll.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/finding-sexual-harassment-everywhere-even-among-birds/article/2586223

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  71. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Bet,
    When I was brought up as a young cub in school, to go DD/MM/YY, you would write it as 20Mar2016, a less popular format but eliminating confusion. All numerals would be MM/DD/YY.

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  72. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get,
    Yes, what terrible thing to imagine Jessica Valenti, Julie Bindel, Charlotte Proudman, and who knows who else standing in the unemployment line.
    Do you think that they can write straight copy?

    I think Ashe Schow is secure. Good!

    Also, when I was a cub, DD/MM/YY was military and MM/DD/YY was civilian.

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  73. molly says:

    F. Dubya Bear is right, M was here! 🙂
    M for Vice President!
    (of local Biker Broadsiders Club. Me President lol)

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  74. Spawny Get says:

    “Do you think that they can write straight copy?”

    Nope. They wouldn’t know straight if they were hit with a straight (cricket) bat. Not a chance.

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  75. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Molly! ;burrito: 🌯 🌯 🌯 🌯 🌯 🐻 🙄
    Burritos for you and M!

    Spawny Get,
    They are so bent, no amount of time at the chiropractor will help.

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  76. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    A new pot! While the sun shines in Spawnyland?

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  77. Spawny Get says:

    I confirm that the sun is still in the sky…just…and there is a new post

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  78. Yoda says:

    The new post over there it is

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  79. Cill says:

    “Perhaps combine the pikelet and codpiece business one could.
    Organic codpieces they might be
    Sell well with green people it might”

    Add to the carbon footprint it would.

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  80. Yoda says:

    A new pot! While the sun shines in Spawnyland?

    Chamber pot?

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  81. Yoda says:

    Biodegradable the cod pieces would be

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  82. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    This is not a good idea. I get hugry a lot. Eating codpieces?
    Better to keep the two separate.

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  83. Tarnished says:

    The researchers have suggested that one of the reasons that females in the animal world are not as colorful or pretty as males of the same species is so that they can avoid sexual harassment.

    Or…or…it has actual biological reasons.

    Like how the female typically is the one to sit on the resulting eggs longer/carry the young in her, so being dull colors is, in fact, preferable camouflage. And, hold on to your chairs here, this means that through the mysterious and obviously magical process of natural selection, we now have numerous species with high sexual dimorphism in regards to plumage or coloration.

    Holy shit.
    It’s almost like I was paying attention in 8th grade biology.

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  84. Spawny Get says:

    Or me no ors…

    What? We should listen to someone speaking from scientific knowledge? When we have expert feminist ideologues dribbling their wisdom in our ears.

    Crazy talk from the unicorn.

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  85. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Is this why the word “cockamanie” was coined? To describe the quality of this hypothesis?

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  86. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Then, there is “birdbrain”.

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  87. Farm Boy says:

    This captures things well,


    Last week, in assessing the rise of Donald Trump, New York Times columnist David Brooks engaged in an uncharacteristic bit of self-reflection:

    “Trump voters,” he wrote, “are a coalition of the dispossessed. They have suffered lost jobs, lost wages, lost dreams. The American system is not working for them, so naturally they are looking for something else. Moreover, many in the media, especially me, did not understand how they would express their alienation. We expected Trump to fizzle because we were not socially intermingled with his supporters and did not listen carefully enough. For me, it’s a lesson that I have to change the way I do my job if I’m going to report accurately on this country.” (Emphasis added.)

    Well, it’s a lesson for a lot of people in the punditocracy, of whom Brooks — who famously endorsed Barack Obama after viewing his sharply creased pants — is just one. And if Brooks et al. had paid attention, the roots of the Trump phenomenon wouldn’t have been so difficult to fathom.

    Brooks is, of course, horrified at Trump and his supporters, whom he finds childish, thuggish and contemptuous of the things that David Brooks likes about today’s America. It’s clear that he’d like a social/political revolution that was more refined, better-mannered, more focused on the Constitution and, well, more bourgeois as opposed to in-your-face and working class.

    The thing is, we had that movement. It was the Tea Party movement. Unlike Brooks, I actually ventured out to “intermingle” with Tea Partiers at various events that I covered for PJTV.com, contributing commentary to the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Examiner. As I reported from one event in Nashville, “Pundits claim the tea partiers are angry — and they are — but the most striking thing about the atmosphere in Nashville was how cheerful everyone seemed to be. I spoke with dozens of people, and the responses were surprisingly similar. Hardly any had ever been involved in politics before. Having gotten started, they were finding it to be not just worthwhile, but actually fun. Laughter rang out frequently, and when new-media mogul Andrew Breitbart held forth on a TV interview, a crowd gathered and broke into spontaneous applause. A year ago, many told me, they were depressed about the future of America. Watching television pundits talk about President Obama’s transformative plans for big government, they felt alone, isolated and helpless. That changed when protests, organized by bloggers, met Mr. Obama a year ago in Denver, Colo., Mesa, Ariz., and Seattle, Wash. Then came CNBC talker Rick Santelli’s famous on-air rant on Feb. 19, 2009, which gave the tea-party movement its name. Tea partiers are still angry at federal deficits, at Washington’s habit of rewarding failure with handouts and punishing success with taxes and regulation, and the general incompetence that has marked the first year of the Obama presidency. But they’re no longer depressed.”

    One of the most famous things about the Tea Partiers was that — as befits a relentlessly bourgeois protest movement — they left things cleaner than they found them. Rich Lowry reported from Washington, DC: “Just as stunning as the tableaux of the massive throngs lining the reflecting pool were the images of the spotless grounds afterward. If someone had told attendees they were expected to mow the grass before they left, surely some of them would have hitched flatbed trailers to their vehicles for the trip to Washington and gladly brought mowers along with them. This was the revolt of the bourgeois, of the responsible, of the orderly, of people profoundly at peace with the traditional mores of American society. The spark that lit the tea-party movement was the rant by CNBC commentator Rick Santelli, who inveighed in early 2009 against an Obama-administration program to subsidize ‘the losers’ mortgages.’ He was speaking for people who hadn’t borrowed beyond their means or tried to get rich quick by flipping houses, for the people who, in their thrift and enterprise, ‘carry the water instead of drink the water.’ The tea party’s detractors want to paint it as radical, when at bottom it represents the self-reliant, industrious heart of American life.”

    In San Francisco, too, tea party protesters met pro-Obama activists and picked up their trash. “John,” author of The City Square blog wrote: “As Obama supporters moved along in the line to get into the fundraiser, they left behind an impressive amount of trash … Tea Partiers shouted ‘pick up your garbage’ and ‘this is San Francisco, what about recycling?’ There was no response. They chanted ‘Obama leaves a mess.’ Still no response. Eventually, a tea partier (wearing the black cowboy hat) crosses over and starts to pick up the trash on his own. Other tea partiers join him. Another manages to find a trash bag. Soon the trash is being collected.”

    Yet the tea party movement was smeared as racist, denounced as fascist, harassed with impunity by the IRS and generally treated with contempt by the political establishment — and by pundits like Brooks, who declared “I’m not a fan of this movement.” After handing the GOP big legislative victories in 2010 and 2014, it was largely betrayed by the Republicans in Congress, who broke their promises to shrink government and block Obama’s initiatives.

    So now we have Trump instead, who tells people to punch counterprotesters instead of picking up their trash.

    When politeness and orderliness are met with contempt and betrayal, do not be surprised if the response is something less polite, and less orderly. Brooks closes his Trump column with Psalm 73, but a more appropriate verse is Hosea 8:7 “For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.” Trump’s ascendance is a symptom of a colossal failure among America’s political leaders, of which Brooks’ mean-spirited insularity is only a tiny part. God help us all.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/03/20/donald-trump-political-establishment-elites-tea-party-bourgeois-working-class-column/82047484/

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  88. Spawny Get says:

    We have exactly the same situation over here, but there’s no analogue of Trump.

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  89. Farm Boy says:

    Actually, that blurb above is a really, really good description of the situation

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