10,000 Hours in MS-Paint No.5 – Grab Them by the Vagana



I’m sure you’ve heard by now that Aziz Ansari is the lat­est celebri­ty to be ac­cused of ‘re­spect­ing women’ a lit­tle TOO hard. Cue the back­lash and rather sur­pris­ing counter back­lash. Turns out Aziz may have fi­nal­ly been a bridge too far, but the com­plaints don’t cen­tre on the pa­per thin ac­cu­sa­tions ‑its all about that race baby.

To quote Caitlin Flanagan of The Atlantic:

I thought it would take a lit­tle longer for the hit squad of priv­i­leged young white women to open fire on brown-skinned men. I had as­sumed that on the ba­sis of in­ter­sec­tion­al­i­ty and all that, they’d stay laser fo­cused on college-educated white men for an­oth­er few months.”

I feel sor­ry for Aziz, I re­al­ly do, and in the spir­it of things I wrote him a heart­felt poem:

Please don’t slan­der my ally Pajeet, don’t drag his name through the shit­ting street. He just want­ed to see your pret­ty bobs, #MeToo is meant for white-skinned slobs. Your va­gana too he may have grabbed, but you’re far too priv­i­leged to have blabbed.

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John Sweeney is a ter­ri­bly British man with a back­ground in en­gi­neer­ing. He writes long-form ed­i­to­r­i­al con­tent with analy­sis of gam­ing, games me­dia and in­ter­net cul­ture. He also does the oc­ca­sion­al video game ret­ro­spec­tive with a week­ly col­umn about Magic the Gathering thrown in for good mea­sure. He also does most of our in­ter­views for some rea­son, we have no idea why. A staunch sup­port­er of free speech and con­sumer rights; skep­ti­cal of agen­da dri­ven me­dia and sus­pi­cious of un­ac­cou­table au­thor­i­ty but al­ways hope­ful for change.
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