Hi. My name is Zoe Quinn. Long story short, the Internet spent the last month hating me.
Cracked is dead.
They let Zoe Quinn publish an article on their website, one whose opening contains a link so you can download her ‘game’ (which is pretty shameless and pathetic). The comments seem to either be saying the whole “Gamergate” scandal as pointless or getting pissed off at ‘women-hating douces’ and what have you.
Here is one commenter who had it right:
“This article likes to paint Quinn as some kind of hero or martyr for standing up to “misogynistic gamers” but makes no mention anywhere of the fact that she torpedoed a women’s gaming charity because she didn’t like them, or of the fact that these supposedly misogynistic 4chan users donated thousands of dollars to the same organization to repair the damage that Zoe Quinn did to them. Zoe Quinn is not a victim of misogyny, she is someone who got caught doing something wrong and cried misogyny to protect herself. Unfortunately, sites like Cracked seemed to do no research beyond the sexism angle that Quin likes to claim. They show misogynistic tweets from Gamergate advocates that are supposed to prove that the entire movement is hateful (though there are far more tweets, such as #notyourshield, that would show that the movement is more concerned with Quinn’s actions than her gender) yet don’t show the abusive tweets that her supporters have sent out, such as one that told a woman that she had a “cavernous” vagina when she criticized Quinn on Twitter. Very disappointed that Cracked ran this with no consideration whatsoever toward the truth.” - sdcrocks
This piece right here is a response to the article and is much better and based in actual facts, and doesn’t try and whitewash the whole thing as a misogynistic conspiracy against women.
It just seriously disappoints me that Cracked.com, once one of the funniest and most educational websites you could find, would let someone publish this before doing research… though Cracked does that an awful lot, so why am I even surprised?
Every time I read another “Cracked is dead” comment I thank the little baby jesus because it means the asshole are purging themselves from popular websites.