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The SJW Assault on white/cis/male gamers

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  5.               THE FIRE RISES!
  6. ==============================================
  7. The SJW assault on gaming
  8.  
  9. INTRODUCTION:
  10. ============
  11. re:Silverstring and this "gaming is dead" meme they want to push.
  12.  
  13. Turns out the idea was floated over a year ago in a journal article by Adrienne Shaw, then discussed in a Google discussion group by members of Silverstring, that Anita Sarkeesian consults for. We're examining possible ties between these PR agents/firms, and political lobbying groups that might be backing them. We're also looking into how much of high profile donation campaigns and fundraising (like Sarkeesian's Kickstarter) are orchestrated and donated to by PR firms as part of their initial putsch for clients).
  14.  
  15. This PR group Sarkeesian is tied to is fairly creepy. Heavily ideological, they hold retreat workshops for SJW concepts, with a sharply activist tone. Reminds us of Jesus Camp. They do workshops for game devs where they discuss "dismantling hegemonic masculinity in the gaming industry", and do weird training activities like "State Torture Jenga". "Hegemonic masculinity" -- it's like they're quoting Gramsci's prison notebooks. Creepy.
  16.  
  17. Gramsci's idea "hegemony":
  18. --------------------------
  19. http://www.aber.ac.uk/media/Documents/marxism/marxism10.html)
  20.  
  21. For context, why are male gamers being targeted by SJWs:
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  23. http://reason.com/archives/2014/02/02/is-there-a-cyber-war-on-women/singlepage
  24.  
  25. Silverstring's blog reads:
  26. -------------------------
  27. "We talked a big game at DiGRA about dismantling hegemonic masculinity through intimate friendships. Tearing down those emotional walls that are part of the infrastructure of gendered oppression. Pursuing that male emotional fulfillment that Samantha Allen writes about as essential to the liberation of women. Meghan echoed my call for a games criticism and academia camping trip. Can we just leave the building? Not always. As we kept saying when we designed State Torture Jenga, something compels the players to keep manipulating the architecture. There is no such thing as inaction. There’s just the daily work of trying to turn these structures inside out."
  28.  
  29. LINKS:
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  31.  
  32. "The Playful is Political" on manipulating industries to conform to feminist ideology:
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  34. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Q5kX3LeX1pEz9kn-QPE0YJkNP5rLtBWZozZlTpqRMJg/edit?pli=1
  35.  
  36. Silverstring retreat ativities "State Torture Jenga":
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  38. http://silverstringmedia.com/blog/2014/8/20/a-to-z-a-digra-letter-series-part-4
  39.  
  40. Adrienne Shaw's writing are heavily influential on Silverstring
  41. ===============================================================
  42. "Adrienne Shaw is an assistant professor in the Media Studies and Production Department at Temple University's School of Media and Communication. Her primary areas of interest are video games, gaming culture, the politics of representation, and qualitative audience research."
  43.  
  44. http://adrienneshaw.com/
  45. http://smc.temple.edu/contact/staff-directory/name/adrienne-shaw/
  46.  
  47. ==============================================================================================================
  48. Shaw's Government/Military funded research, US Air Force and IARPA "CYCLES" program, Director of National Intelligence:
  49. ===============================================================================================================
  50. http://www.asc.upenn.edu/News/NewsDetail.aspx?nid=1011&ntype=student
  51. http://www.albany.edu/news/19508.php
  52. http://www.1stplayable.com/1st-playable--research-games.html
  53. http://www.iarpa.gov/
  54. http://www.dni.gov/index.php
  55.  
  56. Shaw's Publications:
  57. ==========================
  58.  
  59. http://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/gaming-at-the-edge
  60.  
  61. Dismantling "hegemonic masculinity in gamer culture":
  62. ----------------------------------------------------
  63. http://adanewmedia.org/2013/06/issue2-shaw/
  64.  
  65. Race, gender, and gamer identity
  66. -------------------------------
  67. (the first 3 lines of the conclusion are interesting, targeting white/cis/male gamers for elimination from gamer culture):
  68. http://imgur.com/a/x6HiE#12
  69.  
  70. (Original behind paywall):
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  72. http://nms.sagepub.com/content/14/1/28.abstract
  73.  
  74. Related:
  75. -------
  76. https://www.westminster.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/182116/005.-Talking-to-Gaymers-Adrienne-Shaw.pdf
  77.  
  78.  
  79. Google discussion forum about retiring the "gamer demographic", members of Silverstring participating (Zoya Street):
  80. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  81. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/game-words-incorporated/VxYXZhDqv8I
  82. http://www.haywiremag.com/?p=101
  83.  
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  85.  
  86. Silverstring Financial Ties (under construction):
  87. ================================================
  88. http://lucasjwjohnson.com/
  89. https://www.indiegogo.com/individuals/277492/activities
  90. ======================================================================================
  91. Name                      Jurisdiction & Number   Date          Additional Information
  92. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  93. SILVERSTRING MEDIA        BC-0110548169           2011Ja27      Pt_Prpshp Active
  94. SILVERSTRING MEDIA INC    BC-0000959998           2013Ja14      Corp Active VANCOUVER  <=== *2013 became incorporated
  95.  
  96. http://i.imgur.com/PtbqKGa.png
  97.  
  98. *Announced incorporated:
  99. http://silverstringmedia.com/blog/2013/7/1/the-new-silverstring
  100.  
  101. Maya Kramer ties to Silverstring:
  102. --------------------------------
  103. http://pastebin.com/qWX5qTvB
  104. http://i.imgur.com/gLmUiW1.png
  105. http://i.imgur.com/3PZltSa.png
  106. http://i.imgur.com/irzIBLn.png
  107. http://i.imgur.com/mVCzf5w.png
  108. http://i.imgur.com/DdNvFvv.jpg
  109. http://i.imgur.com/pbGwdZ0.png
  110.  
  111. Asian twitter spam services:
  112. ----------------------------
  113. http://i.imgur.com/CL9zBH3.jpg
  114.  
  115. Founder:
  116. -------
  117. LUCAS JOHNSON           <=========================== ** FOUNDER of Silverstring **
  118. #403 - 2525 W 4TH AVE
  119. VANCOUVER
  120. BRITISH COLUMBIA
  121. V6K 1P5
  122. CA
  123. +1.7785588331
  124.  
  125. Personal website:
  126. ----------------
  127. http://lucasjwjohnson.com/
  128.  
  129. Related projects:
  130. ----------------
  131. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/firesidemag/fireside-magazine-issue-three
  132.  
  133. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1602825661/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1602825661&linkCode=as2&tag=wordandthin06-20
  134.  
  135. http://silverstringmedia.com/store/azraels-stop
  136.  
  137. http://silverstringmedia.com/blog?category=Transmedia%20Theory
  138. http://lucasjwjohnson.com/things/
  139. https://twitter.com/lucasjwjohnson
  140. ==========================
  141. WHOIS silverstringmedia.com
  142.  
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  155.  
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  157. Registrant Name: LUCAS JOHNSON   <=========================== ** FOUNDER of Silverstring **
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