The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.
On Aug 28th at 12:00 PM Vice Magazine published an article on Vivian James. A link is unnecessary as it would only encourage traffic but the message was clear. The root of prejudice is that the sins of the father,either real or imaginary, are visited upon the daughter and Vivian James is not of /v/ but it’s child. Vivian James is a normal girl, with a tough love of video games, a distaste for dishonesty and hypocrisy. Nether a role model or an antagonist she is simply a girl who loves video games, and she was thrust unfairly into this controversy for no other reason than her relationship to her father.
This article has been shared, retweeted, and liked over a thousand of times. And like urine in a swimming pool it’s message penetrates deep into the internet never to be removed. I have contacted the author and received no reply and so I must tell you now I will not be silent.
The controversy that surrounds the Online Journalism World was never about misogyny. It was the lack of accountability. It was the manipulation of stories to attract traffic and the backroom deals around coverage. The sacrifice of innocent people’s character to attract fleeting views to sell products. And now each and every Anon has felt its sting in the slander of their daughter. I am sick of this flagrant disregard of decency, that allows woman to be used as political tools for the benefit of author. This is not journalistic integrity. It is manipulation of facts for the simple goal of making the author rich. And I will not stand for it.
If there was one silver lining in this story it is this. If even one Anon sheds but a single tear over what has been done to their daughter, there will be a greater understanding of the consequences of what this rampant character assassination can do to a woman they care deeply about. And it’s clear who the true monster is. So I ask you, I ask /v/ and I ask Vice.
The true goal of equality is a woman be judged on her action and not her appearance, her family, or her hobbies. What kind of feminism is it, that would sacrifice one of it’s own for the advantages of another.
I would believe no kind, but it appears the rules have changed.
you people and your anime daughter-waifu are real fucking weird