I know lots of people are tired of hearing about this but I wanted to add my $.02. Under a read more for people who just do not want to hear it.
Just as a heads up, about her “raising awareness for depression,” that is EXACTLY the reason why many people (myself included) are very, very angry with her.
Ever hear of Wizardchan? THey are basically western hikkikomoris. They are depressed (often to the point of being suicidal) and anxious individuals who have no motivation in life and no willpower and bravery to kill themselves, and so instead took to their own little corner of the internet to suffer in silence and only have each other for mutual comfort, just so they would feel slightly less alone than they would if they actually were alone.
In other words, they were the people Zoe Quinn was claiming to represent and trying to help. Keep this in mind, because it’s important.
Now, a while back, Zoe claimed that Wizardchan was harassing her. She claimed that they carried out (thus unproven) raids against her (which she never mentioned again) and made harassing phone calls and stalked her (despite the fact that most of them are anxious even when ordering a fucking pizza). The only proof of this “harassment” was two posts on WIzardhcan which were most likely made by someone else. This incited her swarm of game journalist friends to harass, bully, and verbally abuse these poor losers who didn’t understand why they were being attack, were not allowed to defend themselves, and didn’t understand why people couldn’t just leave them alone with their misery.
Zoe Quinn threw the people she claimed to represent and love under the bus so she could get positive PR for her ridiculous game (which wasn’t that well made either, it does not reflect depression properly), and if that’s not the most slimy behavior I’ve ever seen then I don’t know what is. Why shouldn’t I attack her? Why shouldn’t I hold her accountable? Where were the people who could have spoken up for Wizardchan, the true victims? I didn’t know about it before but now that I do, I cannot in good conscience allow this miscarriage of justice to go unanswered.
THAT is why I will never let up, not until people know about what she did, and the people she hurt. Her victims deserve that much, at the least.
Reblogged for visibility. Thanks. I’d forgotten to mention the Wizardchan debacle.