hello, yes, i am an asian-american female/feminist who enjoys video games and i am here to tell you why zoe quinn is terrible.
zoe quinn is a terrible person, first of all she raped her boyfriend, she cheated on her boyfriend with other men (one of which was married!!) to further positive press surrounding her video game, publicly lied about it, then called herself a “feminist,” all while wanting special treatment because she’s a woman who is in the video game industry, and shooting down a female-centric game development event.
dear zoe, firstly, DO NOT rape and DO NOT cheat on your partner (this should be obvious); secondly, you make the rest of us feminists look bad because you unprofessionally and disgustingly used sex to greenlight your game, raped and mistreated men, then called it “feminism.” please stop.
feminism means we should be held at the same standards as men. i’m not being slut-shaming or misogynistic. consensual sex with whoever you want is fine. i don’t care about that. but if your sex life becomes involved with, furthers, or demeans your business life, it isn’t your “personal” or “private” life anymore. you have to pay the price for those kind of things. you know damn right that if the gender roles were reversed, that if zoe were a man, tumblr would be all up in arms about this. “how dare he use sex to further positive reviews and press reports?!” again, feminism means that we as women are held to the same standards as men. zoe shouldn’t be seen as “a female game developer” in this situation. she should only be seen as “a gaming developer.”
yes, i do believe that the death threats, personal attacks, calling her dad, etc etc err on the side of “too much.” but hey, you get out what you put in.