Much Ado About Hitler

You know the drill.

Christians constantly bring up the idea that it was Hitler’s atheism and indeed “belief in the Darwinistic principles of Survival of the Fittest” that brought about the Horrors of the Holocaust. And that somehow Stalin and Mao’s atheism had more to do with their dictatorship than them being dictators of large populations and many seemingly good ideas that turned out to be really bad ones and many horrible ideas that were made in order to maintain power.

So let’s look at Christian Post’s diatribe on the topic. [Read more…]

A Night on Suicide Watch

The following happened last night. What ensues is a discussion about a case of attempted suicide and the management of it and a look at some of the causes. It is a frank experience. There are photographs not of anything graphic but of the view I had throughout the night I spent 12 hours straight trying to make sure someone didn’t kill herself.

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Hags of Lag – Sarkeesian

It’s no secret that women in the geek industry constantly have to demonstrate their credentials above and beyond the call that is normally expected. When I say I read comics, no one demands to find out if I read Archie or not.

What we have is a problem. #Gamergate demonstrates it quite well. There are people making a fairly daft argument. That feminists are evil because Zoe Quinn who made Depression Quest (A Free to Play Game) slept with a games reviewer who never even reviewed her game. And this apparently is the death knell of game writing. [Read more…]