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[Twitter Bullshit] HunieDev with an update - "I have just received word from Valve apologizing for the confusion, saying to DISREGARD their previous e-mail about the violation, that they are in the process of re-reviewing the game and will follow up soon."

[Twitter Bullshit] HunieDev with an update - "I have just received word from Valve apologizing fo...

So, rogue bot or rogue employee? Have they been made redundant?

I'm hoping rogue employee and the "re-review" of the game is them rubber stamping it while Gaben takes off his belt and whips said rogue employee.

If this was in response to complaints, why didn't they re-review the game before sending the notice?

That "new SJW employee from Campo Santo decided to purge the waifu games" theory is looking more & more likely.

If it was the NCOSE you'd expect their prime targets House Party and Super Seducer to be hit, but it was only anime-style games.

And who hates anime with a blind, all-consuming paranoid rage?

If this was in response to complaints, why didn't they re-review the game before sending the notice?

"Your game contains pornographic content."

"Have you played it?"

"...We'll, uh, need to get back to you."

[SocJus] Ed Department investigating anti-male discrimination at Yale

[SocJus] Ed Department investigating anti-male discrimination at YaleSo, according to a later dated April 26, U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is investigating seven Yale initiatives, including the Yale Women Faculty Forum, the Working Women’s Network, the Yale University Women’s Organization, and the Yale Women’s Campaign School. These initiatives allegedly provide, to varying degrees, scholarships, professional development, academic opportunities, and summer programs exclusively to female students and professors, the complaint alleges.

The investigation was launched after a lecturer at the University of Southern California named Kursat Christoff Pekgoz, alleged in a February 18 complaint that the Yale initiatives provide unfair advantages to women. 

“Yale University violates Title IX by funding/sustaining programs which practice discrimination in their admission/election practices,” he wrote in a complaint to the OCR. His complaint also pointed out that male students are increasingly a minority on college campuses, and that, from an ethical perspective, they deserve equal access to academic opportunities. 

“Men are a minority at Yale University (48%) and nationwide enrollment rates for men are even lower (42.8%),” his letter asserted, adding that “men are even less likely to graduate from college after initial enrollment. Therefore, affirmative action for women in colleges is irrational: indeed, it would only stand to reason to implement affirmative action for male students,” he said, although he noted that he only hopes these opportunities will become gender-neutral instead.

As a PhD student and lecturer at USC, Pekgoz said that filing Title IX complaints is a “political hobby” of his. He used to consider himself a feminist, and has worked with a group called CYDD to promote literacy for rural Turkish women, but said that after coming to America, he realized that educational opportunities here advantage women. 

“It is possible for a reasonable person to support the civil rights of women in one context (such as supporting the education of impoverished Turkish girls) and the civil rights of men in a different context (such as opposing affirmative action for women in colleges),” he explained. “Women are a solid majority in colleges. Male students are also more likely to drop out. Yale does not have any equivalent initiatives for men, even though men are a minority on campus,” he told Campus Reform. “Hopefully the elimination [of women-only programs and scholarship opportunities] may eventually restore gender balance in American college.

According to Campus Reform which cites the website Know Your IX, if the OCR finds that the Yale University programs do violate Title IX  the school will be encouraged to make the programs gender-inclusive. If the school does not comply, court action could ensue.

Source: https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=10899
[SocJus] Ed Department investigating anti-male discrimination at Yale

So, according to a later dated April 26, U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is investigating seven Yale initiatives, including the Yale Women Faculty Forum, the Working Women’s Network, the Yale University Women’s Organization, and the Yale Women’s Campaign School. These initiatives allegedly provide, to varying degrees, scholarships, professional development, academic opportunities, and summer programs exclusively to female students and professors, the complaint alleges.

The investigation was launched after a lecturer at the University of Southern California named Kursat Christoff Pekgoz, alleged in a February 18 complaint that the Yale initiatives provide unfair advantages to women.

“Yale University violates Title IX by funding/sustaining programs which practice discrimination in their admission/election practices,” he wrote in a complaint to the OCR. His complaint also pointed out that male students are increasingly a minority on college campuses, and that, from an ethical perspective, they deserve equal access to academic opportunities.

“Men are a minority at Yale University (48%) and nationwide enrollment rates for men are even lower (42.8%),” his letter asserted, adding that “men are even less likely to graduate from college after initial enrollment. Therefore, affirmative action for women in colleges is irrational: indeed, it would only stand to reason to implement affirmative action for male students,” he said, although he noted that he only hopes these opportunities will become gender-neutral instead.

As a PhD student and lecturer at USC, Pekgoz said that filing Title IX complaints is a “political hobby” of his. He used to consider himself a feminist, and has worked with a group called CYDD to promote literacy for rural Turkish women, but said that after coming to America, he realized that educational opportunities here advantage women.

“It is possible for a reasonable person to support the civil rights of women in one context (such as supporting the education of impoverished Turkish girls) and the civil rights of men in a different context (such as opposing affirmative action for women in colleges),” he explained. “Women are a solid majority in colleges. Male students are also more likely to drop out. Yale does not have any equivalent initiatives for men, even though men are a minority on campus,” he told Campus Reform. “Hopefully the elimination [of women-only programs and scholarship opportunities] may eventually restore gender balance in American college.

According to Campus Reform which cites the website Know Your IX, if the OCR finds that the Yale University programs do violate Title IX the school will be encouraged to make the programs gender-inclusive. If the school does not comply, court action could ensue.

Source: https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=10899

“Men are a minority at Yale University (48%) and nationwide enrollment rates for men are even lower (42.8%),” his letter asserted, adding that “men are even less likely to graduate from college after initial enrollment. Therefore, affirmative action for women in colleges is irrational: indeed, it would only stand to reason to implement affirmative action for male students,” he said, although he noted that he only hopes these opportunities will become gender-neutral instead.

Here's the one instance where I will ever support anything 'gender-neutral'. People should not be disadvantaged or advantaged on account of their sex. According to some SJWs, men are given preferential treatment at some colleges because there are so few of them. That's not good either. I think it was Chief Justice John Roberts who said: "the solution to discrimination is to stop discriminating", not to constantly switch the targets of discrimination whenever the group reaches 51%.

Possibly, but unlikely. Tbh, I saw this today...

“The more diverse you are, the stronger you are, because if you create mechanisms like gender quotas - like they’ve got in the Labor Party - the most meritorious people advance through the system.” - Van Badham

Good

I'm sick of hearing how women are oppressed because they don't have a majority in STEM even though there is every opportunity to enroll and work in it. Maybe they should ask Saudi Arabia how their participation of women in STEM is so great

I think i need to book a CT scan and blood work after reading that quote, because i'm pretty sure i have both cancer AND AIDS now.

Count Dankula Confirms He Is Appealing!

Count Dankula Confirms He Is Appealing!

I admire him for doing so, because this precedent should not be set.

In all honesty, I think hes shafted. Go down fighting count! Ill donate to the next one.

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Will 'Ban the Nazis' Wheaton and Brianna 'dropping rocks on your ass' Wu everybody!

Will 'Ban the Nazis' Wheaton and Brianna 'dropping rocks on your ass' Wu everybody!

I still love the "will I have to install a bios to the motherboard?" from a self proclaimed engineer

Unironically praising Zuckerberg.

There are different levels of Engineer; Wu is closer to "Sanitation" than "Computer".

When you thought Wesley Crusher could never become more of an insufferable faggot, he personally asks you to hold his wife's boyfriend's beer

Just a reminder about the mass media...

Just a reminder about the mass media...

Just some rough estimates here, I was on google news looking at this and there was probably 30+ articles all with basically the same headline. Most of them were biased, ie. “The Simpson’s just addressed the Apu issue in the worst possible way”

Probably 90% of the articles were headlined as such. ABC I think had a fairly even headline, saying it divided fans. Most just flat out told their readership that The Simpsons was wrong for the way they addressed it.

Most articles had comments disabled, obviously. Easier to spread your shit when your audience can’t talk back to you. The ones that did have comments enabled were almost completely in agreement that the whole furore was a load of shit. People generally seem to understand that literally every character in The Simpsons is a stereotype.

I’m fairly certain that a vast, vast majority of people think this faux outrage over some nobody comedian & a bunch of sensitive children on twitter is a nothing story. What we have, is a cabal of SJW’s that have entrenched themselves in positions of influence at major news outlets, giving them a platform of which to spread their ideology, disabling comments because they know that the majority of their audience will disagree. They then use this huge position of influence to preach about how oppressed they are and how Bad People run everything.

Wow, where are all the people who were losing their shit over Sinclair last week?

Oh, that's right, they don't care unless the company/outlets coordinating a message have the wrong politics.

Why are 3 out of 6 of these sites gaming sites?

Saloon and Screen Crush I can understand. Jezbell is literally a feminist clickbait site so I can also understand that. Since everything is sexist they cover everything.

But what does IGN, Gamespot and Polygon have to do with The Simpsons. There no Simpsons games since forever.

But remember, if you say that the media is an SJW echo chamber you're just a nutty conspiracy theorist, because clearly all these headlines are not in lockstep, you're just seeing things.

Jon Tron: "This is getting ridiculous, man in UK found guilty for making a joke online, facing jail time. Non-partisan issue, sets a dangerous precedent, sad day for the state of free speech."

Jon Tron: "This is getting ridiculous, man in UK found guilty for making a joke online, facing ja...

Wow! Even Jon Tron is speaking out!

And pewdiepie retweeted it.

As did Notch.

I'm copy pasting my comment on this from /sub/libertarian.

had to remove link due to sub rules

Check what people in the UK think about this.

Top comment when posting.

Hate speech laws are good for the most part. Would rather see them more strictly defined than abolished.

Scary stuff.

Then next is this.

Sounds like you just want an excuse to say hateful and nasty things about minorities, since that’s all ‘hate speech’ laws are for. Why? Have you ever tried ‘not being a dickhead’? I’ve found that it results in a more enjoyable and peaceful life.

Please don't bombard the sub. I just want people here (who are mainly from the US) to know that people here in Europe do not necessarily think this is bad. Which is obviously quite worrying.

Ricky Gervais: "A man has been convicted in a UK court of making a joke that was deemed "grossly offensive". If you don't believe in a person's right to say things that you might find "grossly offensive", then you don't believe in Freedom of Speech."

Ricky Gervais: "A man has been convicted in a UK court of making a joke that was deemed "grossly ...

I'm liking how Ricky has been standing up for free speech lately.

we need these mega-rich stars and comedians to speak out and put pressure on the government to protect the right to joke.

don't believe in Freedom of Speech.

They don't and they make absolutely no bones about it; at this point it's like trying to argue with suicide bombers about the sanctity of life. It's utterly pointless.

I agree. In particular, I think it's a perfect role for comedians. They are among the most horrified at recent trends, and many of them no longer perform on liberal college campuses because of it. Saying controversial things is often central to their livelihood, so they'd better stop privately bitching to each other and start screaming about it publicly.

EDIT: It occurs to me that many probably remain silent because they don't want to find themselves in the crosshairs of an SJW witchhunt. SJWs are toxic, and love to ruin careers over a politically incorrect Tweet. Fuck everything about militant libs.

More and more, I'm seeing liberal Millennials talk about freedom of speech as if it's the enemy that must be stopped. I hear so many of them on reddit, talk like lawyers trying to find a loophole to label any speech they don't like as "hate speech." We're talking about a generation whose entitlement prevents them from withstanding opposing viewpoints, so their first and only instinct is to silence them.

These are people who justify their actions by suggesting that the re-emergence of the Third Reich is imminent. But of course, the adults know that the real threat lies in this 'liberal' assault on what is arguably the most important tenet of our democracy.

Count Dankula has just been found guilty in his batshit trial

Count Dankula has just been found guilty in his batshit trial

So are jokes illegal now?

I want old snarky british comedy back..

The US should offer him political asylum.

I'm not even joking.

Child grooming rings are fine. Let's have those continue without repercussion because that would be racist otherwise. At least we got the true terrors of society punished after spending thousands in tax payer money.

Everyone in the UK needs to protest in whatever way they can right now.

Count Dankula may be a comedian, but the UK is the real joke.

Ricky Gervais: "Everyone agrees with free speech until they hear something they don't like."

Ricky Gervais: "Everyone agrees with free speech until they hear something they don't like."

“It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so fucking what."

Stephen Fry

I'm Catholic. I grew up dealing with Piss Christ, Jesus jokes, and more. I had it drilled into me that this was the price of free speech - being offended by others, and letting them live unmolested.

I accepted that and internalized it. After all, it made sense. I made those values mine.

Now I live in a world of goddamn fragility. Muslim jokes are a rarity, and tremendously serious business when they show up. LGBT activists lose their minds whenever they encounter hints of dissent. Christian and right-wing bashing is still the norm. "Hate speech" gets treated as an important thing that no good Free Speech defender is in favor of.

Bullshit.

Except apparently most teachers, students, millennials, Tumblrettes, and Twitter users. And I guess Redditors too.

I found it particularly saddening to see so many good artists I follow on Twitter fall into progressive insanity. Most recent example was one of them liking a post that was chanting "DEPLATFORMING WORKS!" over and over in regards to Richard Spencer commenting that Antifa "sucked all the fun" out of an event.

"We don't have the freedom of speech to talk about the weather. We have the first amendment so we can say some very controversial things." - Ron Paul

Reddit shuts down /uncensorednews

Reddit shuts down /uncensorednews

Has reddit shut down /sub/shoplifting yet?

Keep in mind the Admins went into /sub/uncensorednews and began deleting/editing/changing things without telling the moderators a few days ago.

They had a post stickied showing it, probably what caused the admins to just remove them.

Oh wow. that pisses me off on two counts. One is the obvious. The other is that people are brazen enough to not just steal, but go on the internet to show it off.

/sub/stealing also exists

Try one of these subthreads