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When dickwolves attack

2011-03-04 21:43:27.557554+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Maddy Myers: Gaming, rape culture, and how I stopped reading Penny Arcade. Really thoughtful look at the controversy inspired by this comic and the reactions to it.

And I haven't been a Penny Arcade reader for a while, and actually found the "Dickwolf" t-shirt funny because I interpreted it in a context where it was geek culture pointing at jock culture, but there's a lot of deeper back-and-forth here which I think deserves some complex thought.

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-03-07 17:12:40.959877+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yes. I thought the original comic made a good point. I thought the "Dickwolves" T- shirt could be heavy handed subtle satire. The reaction of the Penny Arcade guys to the reaction their art to convinced me that my reading of both was way too charitable.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-03-05 22:35:15.340743+00 by: Medley

By virtue of TLG's existence, I now have yet another lens through which I view such things.. and part of my reaction to all of this is to think that if he ever behaves like the Penny Arcade guys have in reaction to the criticism, he and I shall .... have words.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-03-04 21:54:03.780863+00 by: other_todd

It always interests me who I intend certain links for versus the people who actually pick them up. You weren't the reader I had in mind when I posted that, but I'm glad you liked it nonetheless!