Quickies: Gamergate, spiders, and consciousness


Amanda works in healthcare, is a loudmouthed feminist, and proud supporter of the Oxford comma.

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  1. “If Zoe [Quinn] had been a man, the blog would have been laughed off as the work of a jilted lover.”

    I think that pretty much sums it up.

  2. I missed the “Quickes:” part and assumed that spiders were being blamed for gaining consciousness and creating Gamergate. My first thought was that it was unusually plausible for a news story about spiders.

    If spiders could burrow through human flesh, you guys wouldn’t be smashing them all the time. Stop, by the way.

          1. Hilariously enough, in Lakota culture, a negative role model (who isn’t always the bad guy, but so goes) is Iktomi, whose name literally means spider. In a lot of stories, Iktomi is trying to get laid. In others, he comes up with Rube Goldberg plans.

            In one story, he challenges a white man to see who’s the better cheater. “But I have to go home and get my cheating magic first. I’ll need your horse. I’ll also need your clothes so the horse thinks I’m you.”

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