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comment by tacocat
tacocat  ·  2726 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Thoughts on things over on Reddit right now?

The ability for the internet to make anything into a pejorative is disturbing. It's mostly kids doing this but responding to stupidity with more stupidity is what the internet does best. See Anita Sarkeesian. She wants a more diverse representation of women in vidja games but clearly didn't play through Hitman. Internet court says the verdict is rape and murder threats

thundara  ·  2725 days ago  ·  link  ·  

To be fair, it happens outside the world of the internets. O'reilly uses "liberal" as a pejorative in the same way that others might use the word "asshole". But anonymous threats, swats, and doxing + bullying are sadly more common among pissed-off internet kiddies.

tacocat  ·  2725 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That was the short form of my rant about how disappointing the internet can be. I was on my phone and irrespective of that the long form probably isn't worth my time