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When humans are capable of this kind of shit, I don't want to be one: https://storify.com/adriarichards/if-trolls-have-doxx-d-you (Of course, I'm talking about the harassment, not the response to it.)

Apparently, a misdemeanor property crime, when done in the context of political activism, can get you branded a terrorist: http://jetsettingterrorist.com/about-a-tsa-labeled-terrorist/

[UPDATE: I've created a petition on Whitehouse.gov to address the second issue. Please sign it and pass it along: http://wh.gov/i3wHN]

Perhaps caprine's idea of euthanizing the entire species for its own good isn't such a bad idea after all...


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Oct. 12th, 2014 12:38 pm (UTC)
Last night, I was playing WoW, and My Partner was watching. There is this thing in the game called the Dark Moon Faire where your toon gets to go to this eerie carnival and play games for prizes and reputation. One of them is a shooting gallery.

My partner asked me "Why is there a big guy standing in front of you while you are trying to shoot?"

My answer was "because this is one of my few female characters, and guys think it's funny to harass female characters when they play. This is one of the many ways they do it. It almost never happens when I play a guy, it almost almost always happens when I play a girl."

While she watched, the harasser summoned a mount to make my visibility even more obstructed... first a bear, then, I kid you not, and elephant. An elephant standing in front of a person at a shooting gallery is pretty ridiculous.

My Partner said "Shoot him!"

"I can't" I said. "The game won't let me".

"Well, attack him, then!"

"Nope. The game won't allow that, either."

"There must be something you can do!"

"Not unless I follow him around and try to harass him in kind... which is exactly what he is hoping for, and I'm not going to give it to him."
Oct. 12th, 2014 01:15 pm (UTC)
This is one of the many, many reasons I don't play that game.

SWTOR isn't free from it, but I have high-level characters in both the Imperial and Republic factions, so when I see it happening, I try to intervene.
Oct. 12th, 2014 01:27 pm (UTC)
Sometimes I just adjust the camera angle so that I can see it, anyway and have my character say "You know, I can see right past you." Or "you aren't bothering me." Usually, though, if the harassment goes on too long, I just log out and go play a dude, which irritates me, because I know that this is a reflection of my life as a woman, and because I can't just log out in real life.
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