Amateur game invites player to beat up woman
OK, the mods are obviously free to move this thread if deemed to be better placed elsewhere.
There is a currently and ongoing "Internet" drama that basically involves a U.S. woman, Anita Sarkeesian, who started a project on the "Kickstarter" website to make a series of videos that discuss female representation in video games.
That immediately drew the ire of young males, who objected to the donations she was getting to fund "a bunch of feminist videos", which soon led to a flash game being posted to a website that had an actual photo realistic likeness of Sarkeesian, which a player could "punch" causing the face to eventually become bruised and lacerated.
It was soon discovered the miscreant who created the hateful misogynist "game" was a Ben Spurr, from Sault St.Marie, Ont.
Ok, that's it, those links will be more that enough to get caught up.
But my question is, after reading through everything, including (especially) the comments being left, and TBH I've seen it before in places online, but still, I am struck by the depth of venomous misogyny emanating from (seemingly) young males, where is it coming from?
Schools systems have brainwashed our youth right out of the habit of smoking, such that it's almost disappeared from our landscape, yet the hateful and seriously messed up views some young men hold towards woman in 2012 would raise eyebrows at an English pub in the 1950's.