How I Came To This Crazy Conclusion... The freelance writing business takes you on some unexpected adventures. Over the holidays I was doing research work for this one client regarding the political leanings of corporations, which included punching the names of lots of companies into the site Open Secrets. It's a strange world there. In the first place, there's some debate as to whether corporations should be meddling in politics on the financial level at all. But beyond that, the logic behind corporate political donations is baffling. Many of them donate near equally to both Democrat and Republican parties, basically saying "We don't care who wins, we just want to make sure we have a friend when they get in."
Wal-Mart - Lately donates to both parties with a pronounced Republican lean, but during the Bush, Jr. administration went all in for Rs.
Target - Went all in for Republicans during the Bush years and well into Obama's first term, now leans slightly Democrat since Trump took…
It has been almost five years since Gamergate created a reactionary movement that has made far-reaching effects throughout media. But as the culture changes, so do the war that comes with it. Where does all the vitriol we see and read now show us where it will be in the future? In 2017, the angry, mostly straight and white men that harassed women who were fans of video games fell into a lull after years of harassment that included death threats, publishing of private information, and end of people’s careers. Instead of making drastic changes that would create the ideal landscapes for games and gaming journalism, it instead splintered off into pieces from its own toxicity. Make Mine Misogyny But around that same time, there was something growing off in the distance, waiting for its moment to jump out in social media and beyond. It blew up when Heather Antos, then-editor at Marvel Comics, posted a selfie of herself and other female staff members drinking milkshakes on Twitter. Thousands…
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