Jimquisition: Solving the Sexism Situation

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Rotting Corpse:
I find it amazing how this guy can talk for minutes on end without saying anything. Escapist, please stop paying this guy, this you guys above him. He's not funny, he doesn't make intelligent points, and he doesn't even say anything. He brings up the points without discussing them. That's twice now I haven't even been able to sit through his whole video.

What are you talking about? He made plenty of intelligent points. Chicks in bikinis is not a bad thing because men like to look at titties. But have more games designed to turn women on as well. How do you not get this?

Granted, his video style needs work. But what about giving him a column instead? Or perhaps a podcast?

I let this guy get as far as the cheap shot at Fox News, then I shut this garbage off.

Consider me out. This guy is, in my humble opinion, nothing more than a troll hired to piss people off in video form every week. I really, really hope this isn't just some scheme to get traffic numbers up on days where Zero Punctuation isn't coming out (I have been a fan of this site for a long time, and I've never gotten the sense that it was suffering in viewership or member loyalty) because I love this site and I don't want to be cynical quite yet when it comes to one of my favorite websites, but this is pushing me away.

Seriously Escapist, you're better than this. I beseech you to get rid of this trash in favor of more material like Extra Credits which help make the community a better, more educated one. Or at least give us more British humor. Americans like myself can't get enough of that :P

Last week was boring and uninteresting, this one was actually pretty insightful and makes me interested in seeing what he comes out with next. I do agree, this guy would probably be better suited to a podcast or column though.

Rotting Corpse:
I find it amazing how this guy can talk for minutes on end without saying anything. Escapist, please stop paying this guy, this you guys above him. He's not funny, he doesn't make intelligent points, and he doesn't even say anything. He brings up the points without discussing them. That's twice now I haven't even been able to sit through his whole video.

Absolutely. He's ranting for several minutes with about 10 secs of material.

And he still insists on hiding behind mirror glasses: if you're going to do that, why even bother putting a camera in front of your face? Show us something more interesting instead.

This one is NOT a keeper.

perpetualburn:

loodmoney:
I was hoping that the last video was a one-off; that Sterling wasn't coming back.

The Escapist: do you really need to be giving this guy a voice here? He already has Destructoid, and it's not like he's contributing a whole heap to this site.

It's also worth remembering just how qualified Sterling to talk about sexism:
http://gomakemeasandwich.blogspot.com/2011/02/in-his-words-why-jim-sterling-is-in.html

If you read deeper into ANY of those quotes on the blog, you can see they were mostly jokes (in poor taste, perhaps). If you read any deeper into the "Daphny 'controversy,'" you can argue that the woman he was bickering with was equally to blame, alluding to him only being able to get sex from hookers and having a small penis. In fact, the origin of the argument is unclear and I would hazard to guess that Jim was trolling her hard (his MO) and she was taking the bait. If you read Anna (I'm assuming she's the writer of gomakemeasandwich) other posts, she lambastes Reiq for being a sexist, without realizing that Reiq is a pornographic artist. One doesn't get far into the porn business drawing pictures of flat chested women.

Regardless of how crude you think Jim Sterling is, he's certainly more qualified to talk about sexism that the writer of the blog, who's quick to turn any slightest hint of perceived "sexism" into a shitstorm and throws around the word "sexist" like Fox News throws around the name "Hitler." She finds misogyny in everything. I've said it before and I'll say it again: If everything's misogynistic, nothing is misogynistic.

Also, I find it strange that objectification in women in video games is stirs passionate debate, but the objectification of men in video-games is a nonissue. Not every man is ripped like Chris Redfield or Kratos...

What part of "The key words banned by online shop Dejipare include things like torture, bondage, loli and rape. Regular Christian sex will still be perfectly acceptable, but it seems that the whole underage rape thing that has been seen in many an ero title will no longer be tolerated ... Thanks a lot, RapeLay. This is why we can't have nice things!" is defensible?

Jim is a poor excuse for a human being.

Belated:

... He made plenty of intelligent points. Chicks in bikinis is not a bad thing because men like to look at titties. But have more games designed to turn women on as well. How do you not get this? ...

See, this is the problem - you just summed up his entire show in two lines.

There's really nothing more in the video beyond your summary: just a whole lot of stupid ranting.

Alright, I like this guy's rant's and he DOES have a point, but I find myself getting drawn into the background music and then I snap back and have to click five seconds earlier because I wasn't paying attention... Might want to look into that

OK, I've done some poking around and this Jim guy is NOT the sort of person I want representing me and my preferred pastime on the Internet. These tweets http://www.bettween.com/jimsterling/daphaknee/desc
Are evidence enough for me to petition the Escapist to take him off the site. I don't think the Escapist is doing itself any favors by associating themselves with him: I think it is more likely the opposite. He is representative of everything that is wrong with gaming culture today and he should NOT be given a platform like the Escapist to spread his message.

NO. Jim does not speak for me. He's an asshole. He's nonconstructive. He's unfortunate. He embodies a plethora of negative gaming stereotypes.

No, you know what? I might read him. I hate downing on a guy who's clearly just starting out, just trying to find his niche, but this just isn't it. What he's doing makes us as a community, you as a website, and himself as a human being LOOK BAD.

Pull the fucking show, repurpose as a column, I'll give him another shot. But THIS? Jimmy, buddy, give up with this. This isn't going to catch on. Try something ELSE.

I can't even tell if you have a valid and intellectual opinion because you can't be heard over yourself. Some people aren't cut out for this. I'm sorry.

Try writing.

This guy is like the douchebag version of extra credits

So much hate... so many sticks up so many asses....

I was actually surprised Jim wasn't censored or made to be less vulgar. At least after what happened to the first few movie bob videos, I thought the Escapist would shutdown any vulgarity(audio and visual) that wasn't Yahtzee or the occasional LRR show. It just turns off so many people.

Now, I like the show. I don't mind the cursing or other vulgar bits. I just don't really get the people who are complaining about this show not covering new topics. I don't think any show on the escapist has recently covered a topic that wasn't already beaten into the ground. All of gaming's issues are fairly old(internet time). And seriously, how many times do we get "half naked dudes" as an answer to sexism rather than the obligatory and neutered response "We shouldn't objectify women." I don't think either sex minds being thought of as sexy. As long as the character isn't vapid, who cares how much clothing is being worn?

Jim's style is to be half tongue in cheek, half making a point. Which doesn't seem to resonate with a lot of people here. But I think it's mostly the cursing/penises that skew everyone's opinions, not necessarily the actual content. Keep the show, I like it... might want to slap a NSFW warning on it, though.

mikespoff:

Belated:

... He made plenty of intelligent points. Chicks in bikinis is not a bad thing because men like to look at titties. But have more games designed to turn women on as well. How do you not get this? ...

See, this is the problem - you just summed up his entire show in two lines.

There's really nothing more in the video beyond your summary: just a whole lot of stupid ranting.

You know what? You and Rotting are right. I was just blinded by my support of a developer's right to depict titties. If this is the extent of his capabilities, I'm more than qualified to work for this site. I want to watch people who are better at arguing than I am. Because there's nothing in this video that I wouldn't have thought to say myself. And nothing that particularly made me laugh. Not saying that Jim should be sacked. But just that he should try to expand a bit. If I were to defend boobage, I'd go into a long explanation about free speech and the subjectivity of "art".

I'm going to disagree with your objection to his sunglasses though. I see nothing wrong with hiding your face but still talking with it. It's a way of addressing your audience more directly without having to reveal yourself. Though on the other hand, I'm not sure if he's aiming for anonymity or it's just a style preference.

I like this guy, he's smart and pretty funny. But what i cant understand is why he's allowed to put dicks all over his videos while we get banned or put on probation for a snide comment or 2.

I wish they would have been more patient with Rob...
To say it again; They get rid of Unforgotten Realms, and we get this...

Hive Mind:

What part of "The key words banned by online shop Dejipare include things like torture, bondage, loli and rape. Regular Christian sex will still be perfectly acceptable, but it seems that the whole underage rape thing that has been seen in many an ero title will no longer be tolerated ... Thanks a lot, RapeLay. This is why we can't have nice things!" is defensible?

Jim is a poor excuse for a human being.

If it were anyone else, I would say it isn't defensible, obviously. But knowing Jim, and seeing how exaggerated that quote is, there's no way in hell I think he's serious. Anywhere else, such a comment would be called satire. Do I think that article was funny or "satirical"? No. But do I think it was sexist? No.

I don't like Jim and agree with the majority for the most part. I just don't think he's sexist and I believe throwing around the word is a disservice to everyone. Agree to disagree, I suppose.

Belated:

mikespoff:

Belated:

... He made plenty of intelligent points. Chicks in bikinis is not a bad thing because men like to look at titties. But have more games designed to turn women on as well. How do you not get this? ...

See, this is the problem - you just summed up his entire show in two lines.

There's really nothing more in the video beyond your summary: just a whole lot of stupid ranting.

You know what? You and Rotting are right. I was just blinded by my support of a developer's right to depict titties. If this is the extent of his capabilities, I'm more than qualified to work for this site. I want to watch people who are better at arguing than I am. Because there's nothing in this video that I wouldn't have thought to say myself. And nothing that particularly made me laugh. Not saying that Jim should be sacked. But just that he should try to expand a bit. If I were to defend boobage, I'd go into a long explanation about free speech and subjectivity.

I'm going to disagree with your objection to his sunglasses though. I see nothing wrong with hiding your face but still talking with it. It's a way of addressing your audience more directly without having to reveal yourself. Though on the other hand, I'm not sure if he's aiming for anonymity or it's just a style preference.

His content (although inane, backwards, outdated and flamebait) is not the entire problem. Yes, near-on anyone could replace him. Yes he is ill-informed and has nothing to say of any relevance that someone has already said more intelligently and on a whole better. Yes he is offensive to many. These things aren't the most damning issue. No. The problem with Jim is that he is a prick. A sexist prick. A sexist prick who describes women as "3D porn". A sexist prick who laments his inability to any longer purchase video games that allow one to rape small children.

He needs to go.

This guy is still around? I thought he was booted off or just left quietly last week. Damn it. I'll go check it out. Maybe he listened to the criticism and deserves another-
*watches vid*
HE HASN'T CHANGED SHIT!! It's still thoughtless, nearly-to-totally witless ranting stating the bloody obvious over and over! I thought he'd change his act up a bit, but nooo~
_Another waste of my time. Best bet, Escapist obviously won't get rid of him so let's all just not click on his vids anymore. Eventually the numbers will ad up and he'll leave.

Unless people click on his vids more than once. Then I guess we're stuck with him. Just ignore the big elephant in the room (and by elephant I mean the sudden drop in quality between the great shows and comics and articles here...and Jim).
Least we'll always have Extra Credits and Yahtzee. *breathes sigh of relief and goes back to watching the AAA shows this site has to offer*

Belated:

... He made plenty of intelligent points. Chicks in bikinis is not a bad thing because men like to look at titties. But have more games designed to turn women on as well. How do you not get this? ...

I won't continue because we'll be here all day. Er, night. There's plenty of pandering to women in videogames. PLENTY. Women get turned on like men, you know. Guy's not naked, or shirtless, but he's a badass, handsome, and has a tight ass. That description (aside from "not shirtless") fits just about every male character in videogaming.

The real issue with sexism in gaming isn't the friggin outfits or pandering. It's that as an industry we often fail at making truly admirable and respectable female protagonists (especially) and characters. There will always be pandering, but that doesn't mean there needs to be sexism. By writing better female characters we can evolve the idea of games and gamers alike. What I believe is that the answer isn't to one-up the other sex's fap material, it's to make more respectable characters to match the pandering: both for men and women.

...By the way, I realized this to it's fullest from Extra Credits. That show rocks.

EDIT: Belated, if you were being sarcastic or if you changed your idea in your original post I apologize for quoting you through another person's quote of you. I also don't mean to offend you since, from what I read, your point is Jim's point and I wanted to explain why I saw it as wrong.

EDIT 2: Yeah, I know Jim is joking. I also note that the guy didn't give a real answer to sexism in videogaming. Not. One. So, taking his joke as the only "solution" he gives, I made my rebuttal to his stupid.

Twitchy Racoon:
I like this guy, he's smart and pretty funny. But what i cant understand is why he's allowed to put dicks all over his videos while we get banned or put on probation for a snide comment or 2.

One, the above quote is very true, save for liking the guy, I hate him.

Two. I refused to watch this video ,and any subsequent Jimquistion videos, because I knew from the first video that I would end up watching poorly drawn penises while being cussed at. Remove Jimquistion from your video line up, Escapist.

To the Escapist editors:

If you truly feel that what your site needs for its featured content is a troll shouting shallow, poorly-reasoned arguments interspersed with gratuitous and unfunny obscenities, the Internet abounds with perfectly qualified candidates entirely willing to perform such work for free.

Best Regards

perpetualburn:

Hive Mind:

What part of "The key words banned by online shop Dejipare include things like torture, bondage, loli and rape. Regular Christian sex will still be perfectly acceptable, but it seems that the whole underage rape thing that has been seen in many an ero title will no longer be tolerated ... Thanks a lot, RapeLay. This is why we can't have nice things!" is defensible?

Jim is a poor excuse for a human being.

Hive Mind:

What part of "The key words banned by online shop Dejipare include things like torture, bondage, loli and rape. Regular Christian sex will still be perfectly acceptable, but it seems that the whole underage rape thing that has been seen in many an ero title will no longer be tolerated ... Thanks a lot, RapeLay. This is why we can't have nice things!" is defensible?

Jim is a poor excuse for a human being.

If it were anyone else, I would say it isn't defensible, obviously. But knowing Jim, and seeing how exaggerated that quote is, there's no way in hell I think he's serious. Anywhere else, such a comment would be called satire. Do I think that article was funny or "satirical"? No. But do I think it was sexist? No.

I don't like Jim and agree with the majority for the most part. I just don't think he's sexist and I believe throwing around the word is a disservice to everyone. Agree to disagree, I suppose.

It's not okay to throw around insults, call people cunts, continually refer to women as sex objects, wish for child raping video games, or to troll for a living. It doesn't matter how much of a joke it is. It isn't funny. It isn't clever. It is indefensible.

Hive Mind:

Belated:

mikespoff:

See, this is the problem - you just summed up his entire show in two lines.

There's really nothing more in the video beyond your summary: just a whole lot of stupid ranting.

You know what? You and Rotting are right. I was just blinded by my support of a developer's right to depict titties. If this is the extent of his capabilities, I'm more than qualified to work for this site. I want to watch people who are better at arguing than I am. Because there's nothing in this video that I wouldn't have thought to say myself. And nothing that particularly made me laugh. Not saying that Jim should be sacked. But just that he should try to expand a bit. If I were to defend boobage, I'd go into a long explanation about free speech and subjectivity.

I'm going to disagree with your objection to his sunglasses though. I see nothing wrong with hiding your face but still talking with it. It's a way of addressing your audience more directly without having to reveal yourself. Though on the other hand, I'm not sure if he's aiming for anonymity or it's just a style preference.

His content (although inane, backwards, outdated and flamebait) is not the entire problem. Yes, near-on anyone could replace him. Yes he is ill-informed and has nothing to say of any relevance that someone has already said more intelligently and on a whole better. Yes he is offensive to many. These things aren't the most damning issue. No. The problem with Jim is that he is a prick. A sexist prick. A sexist prick who describes women as "3D porn". A sexist prick who laments his inability to any longer purchase video games that allow one to rape small children.

He needs to go.

Such video games actually existed? Wait, are you talking about the ones done in anime style? Actually, I agree with that. Although it's highly objectionable and many people find it disturbing, it's still art and somebody else's free speech. And you cannot ban something just because you disagree with it, or just because you think it's harmful. What, so a ban is only censorship when it's something you like?

Even if the creator himself is the only one left on this earth who agrees with the content of his games, he should still be allowed to make them. This is the true nature of free speech. It means ALL speech. You should be allowed to depict ANYTHING, as long as you're not in DIRECT violation of another person's rights. If the game doesn't use real children, it should be legal. Yes, it's filthy and disturbing. But it shouldn't land the developer jail time. We are no wiser about right and wrong than the developer is. Art is subjective, so everybody's subjective opinion of art should be allowed.

I agree with him wholheartedly.
Still, he needs a better style of presentation. His swearing and his sunglasses don't make him appear tongue-in-cheek, but more like something along the lines of "trying too hard".

Belated:

Hive Mind:

Belated:

You know what? You and Rotting are right. I was just blinded by my support of a developer's right to depict titties. If this is the extent of his capabilities, I'm more than qualified to work for this site. I want to watch people who are better at arguing than I am. Because there's nothing in this video that I wouldn't have thought to say myself. And nothing that particularly made me laugh. Not saying that Jim should be sacked. But just that he should try to expand a bit. If I were to defend boobage, I'd go into a long explanation about free speech and subjectivity.

I'm going to disagree with your objection to his sunglasses though. I see nothing wrong with hiding your face but still talking with it. It's a way of addressing your audience more directly without having to reveal yourself. Though on the other hand, I'm not sure if he's aiming for anonymity or it's just a style preference.

His content (although inane, backwards, outdated and flamebait) is not the entire problem. Yes, near-on anyone could replace him. Yes he is ill-informed and has nothing to say of any relevance that someone has already said more intelligently and on a whole better. Yes he is offensive to many. These things aren't the most damning issue. No. The problem with Jim is that he is a prick. A sexist prick. A sexist prick who describes women as "3D porn". A sexist prick who laments his inability to any longer purchase video games that allow one to rape small children.

He needs to go.

Such video games actually existed? Wait, are you talking about the ones done in anime style? Actually, I agree with that. Although it's highly objectionable and many people find it disturbing, it's still art and somebody else's free speech. And you cannot ban something just because you disagree with it, or just because you think it's harmful. What, so a ban is only censorship when it's something you like?

Even if the creator himself is the only one left on this earth who agrees with the content of his games, he should still be allowed to make them. This is the true nature of free speech. It means ALL speech. You should be allowed to depict ANYTHING, as long as you're not in DIRECT violation of another person's rights. If the game doesn't use real children, it should be legal. Yes, it's filthy and disturbing. But it shouldn't land the developer jail time. We are no wiser about right and wrong than the developer is. Art is subjective, so everybody's subjective opinion of art should be allowed.

I didn't say anything about banning said games.

I said Jim is a disgusting excuse for a human being for liking them.

Onyx Oblivion:
I like Jim, every since I found Dtoid.

He does need to lose those glasses, though.

Still think he should stick to issues like this, though.

That PLAYING IT WRONG one showcased a lot of bullshit in the game reviewing process.

Monocles. Lose the glasses and get with the monocles.

I haven't seen the vid yet, as I'm at work. Will comment later.

I liked it

Onyx Oblivion:
I like Jim, every since I found Dtoid.

He does need to lose those glasses, though.

Still think he should stick to issues like this, though.

That PLAYING IT WRONG one showcased a lot of bullshit in the game reviewing process.

Monocles. Lose the glasses and get with the monocles.

I haven't seen the vid yet, as I'm at work. Will comment later.

This is quite a simple and ingenious solution. I'm pro.

Well of course, if the half-naked dudes are purely optional and disabled by default.

MmmFiber:
So much hate... so many sticks up so many asses....

I was actually surprised Jim wasn't censored or made to be less vulgar. At least after what happened to the first few movie bob videos, I thought the Escapist would shutdown any vulgarity(audio and visual) that wasn't Yahtzee or the occasional LRR show. It just turns off so many people.

Now, I like the show. I don't mind the cursing or other vulgar bits. I just don't really get the people who are complaining about this show not covering new topics. I don't think any show on the escapist has recently covered a topic that wasn't already beaten into the ground. All of gaming's issues are fairly old(internet time). And seriously, how many times do we get "half naked dudes" as an answer to sexism rather than the obligatory and neutered response "We shouldn't objectify women." I don't think either sex minds being thought of as sexy. As long as the character isn't vapid, who cares how much clothing is being worn?

Jim's style is to be half tongue in cheek, half making a point. Which doesn't seem to resonate with a lot of people here. But I think it's mostly the cursing/penises that skew everyone's opinions, not necessarily the actual content. Keep the show, I like it... might want to slap a NSFW warning on it, though.

The thing is, it really ISN'T tongue in cheek; even if that's what he was going for, it didn't come off that way at all. A lot of what he said in this episode was really, REALLY sexist and it was really NOT OK. And by sexist I mean reinforcing the notion that women are and should be subjugated to men's whims and desires, not in the "I hate women" way that he has attempted to portray accusations of sexism in the past. His "jokes" all speak to this feminist concept of white male privilege, which is a really intense and in-depth topic that I won't get into here but would encourage you guys to look up if you are so inclined.

At any rate, what he's saying and the way he's saying it is highly inappropriate if we're going to discuss gaming as a mature community capable of effecting change for the betterment of everyone involved in gaming. It's ignorant, it's hurtful, it's sexist and misogynist and it needs to stop.

I totally understand what he was trying to present, and I agree about the need for equality in games. The way says it though sucks, it smacks of heteronormativity and for lack of a better word ignorance. I come to the Escapist because it has awesome content, that is well thought out and funny. This is neither of those things, not to be mean but it makes the gaming community look bad.

Well, I'm not sure the delivery necessarily adds anything to the argument (indeed, I would say that he detracts significantly from the real point), but this is something I've been saying for a long time. The Japanese industry is already moving in this direction (indeed, they've begun to build whole franchises around the "sexy, half-naked men" idea) in some pretty big ways, even if no one comments on it (following in the footsteps of Japanese comics and Japanese television). We're also starting to see a lot more of this in big Hollywood films. It is my personal theory that this trend goes unremarked by the academics who raised awareness of the issue in the first place (credit here goes mainly to the excellent work of feminist film criticism) because it is not a kind of change that they ever anticipated, nor is it the specific change that they had hoped to see. We are, nevertheless, moving towards equality, even if the reality bears little resemblance to what we had originally envisioned, and I welcome it as such.

jrplette:

At any rate, what he's saying and the way he's saying it is highly inappropriate if we're going to discuss gaming as a mature community capable of effecting change for the betterment of everyone involved in gaming. It's ignorant, it's hurtful, it's sexist and misogynist and it needs to stop.

I get that about the style, but not so much about the actual content (the central point, anyway, the tangential stuff was pretty awful). If you like, I can show you where to look up figures that show sex sells to women just as well as it does to men, although I can't see why anyone would be trying to dispute that fact at this point. There's nothing that says a character of either gender can't be attractive and a good character at the same time (the "sexy = sexist" argument has been doing us quite a lot of harm for some time now). Would you please explain your point in greater detail? I'm a touch autistic and nuances are often lost on me.

jrplette:

MmmFiber:
So much hate... so many sticks up so many asses....

I was actually surprised Jim wasn't censored or made to be less vulgar. At least after what happened to the first few movie bob videos, I thought the Escapist would shutdown any vulgarity(audio and visual) that wasn't Yahtzee or the occasional LRR show. It just turns off so many people.

Now, I like the show. I don't mind the cursing or other vulgar bits. I just don't really get the people who are complaining about this show not covering new topics. I don't think any show on the escapist has recently covered a topic that wasn't already beaten into the ground. All of gaming's issues are fairly old(internet time). And seriously, how many times do we get "half naked dudes" as an answer to sexism rather than the obligatory and neutered response "We shouldn't objectify women." I don't think either sex minds being thought of as sexy. As long as the character isn't vapid, who cares how much clothing is being worn?

Jim's style is to be half tongue in cheek, half making a point. Which doesn't seem to resonate with a lot of people here. But I think it's mostly the cursing/penises that skew everyone's opinions, not necessarily the actual content. Keep the show, I like it... might want to slap a NSFW warning on it, though.

The thing is, it really ISN'T tongue in cheek; even if that's what he was going for, it didn't come off that way at all. A lot of what he said in this episode was really, REALLY sexist and it was really NOT OK. And by sexist I mean reinforcing the notion that women are and should be subjugated to men's whims and desires, not in the "I hate women" way that he has attempted to portray accusations of sexism in the past. His "jokes" all speak to this feminist concept of white male privilege, which is a really intense and in-depth topic that I won't get into here but would encourage you guys to look up if you are so inclined.

At any rate, what he's saying and the way he's saying it is highly inappropriate if we're going to discuss gaming as a mature community capable of effecting change for the betterment of everyone involved in gaming. It's ignorant, it's hurtful, it's sexist and misogynist and it needs to stop.

essentially this. Doesn't matter if he was " trying to be sarcastic" he failed at that BIG TIME, if it's impossible to tell if your being a dick, or jokingly being a dick... you're being a dick.

Er, we kind of have it both ways already. The amount of hyper-sexualised masculinity that borders on the homoerotic in games like Gears of War is outright ridiculous enough as it is. To be honest i think that's just as bad as the whole women in bikinis lark. Women wish female characters weren't so hypersexualised / hyperfeminised or 'submissive', well i wish men weren't all hypermasculinised douchebags who think it's cool to rock a six-pack and talk trash all the time.

jrplette:
OK, I've done some poking around and this Jim guy is NOT the sort of person I want representing me and my preferred pastime on the Internet. These tweets http://www.bettween.com/jimsterling/daphaknee/desc
Are evidence enough for me to petition the Escapist to take him off the site. I don't think the Escapist is doing itself any favors by associating themselves with him: I think it is more likely the opposite. He is representative of everything that is wrong with gaming culture today and he should NOT be given a platform like the Escapist to spread his message.

wow i read that and what a prick o.o
anyway yeah i don't like him too much anyway, just a boring waste of time really.

COLUMNIST. Knock it off with the videos and make this a column. He has some good ideas, but they honestly would be better portrayed in a column.

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