I can hardly afford to make fun of other peoples’ hobbies, but I believe this ‘Ben Spurr’ has qualified for a hearty “Not cool, bro.” Per Cienna Madrid at Seattle’s Stranger:
Ever since feminist blogger Anita Sarkeesian committed the grave internet faux paus of launching a Kickstarter campaign to research how women are portrayed in video games, she’s been the recipient of rape threats, death threats, and racist tirades by male gamer nerds who are apparently very enraged by the thought of a woman rootin’ out misogyny in the high plains of Azeroth or whatever the fuck.
And instead of simmering down since Sarkeesian launched her May 17 Kickstarter (which skyrocketed past its $6,000 goal in less than 24 hours), the violence directed at her continues to escalate—most recently at the hands of a pathetic, whiny little man named Ben Spurr, who created a brutal video game starring Sarkeesian. Apparently, the sole point of the game is to beat the shit out of her…
Seriously: Isn’t there somebody in Spurr’s gamerpod who could, for instance, let him know there’s a new, “HD”, Kickstarter-funded version of Leisure Suit Larry due out real soon now?