I have been noticing a lot of similarities between #GamerGate and what is going on at UVa. One such similarity is feminists trying to create self fulfilling prophecies.
One thing that has been discussed in #GamerGate discussion areas like the KotakuInAction reddit is how anti-#GamerGate is driving women away from video games, despite their alleged desire of wanting more women in the video game industry. Gaming journalism does nothing but tell stories about how women in video games receive death threats, are harassed, and so forth. A woman who is interested in the video game industry is going to run in the other direction after reading that. No sane person would want to be in an environment where they’re constantly subjected to such things. Of course, it’s all lies, but only handful of women will do further research to find that out. Over time more and more women stay away from video games. As more and more women stay away, gaming journalism pumps out more stories about how the video game industry is full of “misogyny” reinforcing the cycle creating a feedback loop. The lack of women in video games becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. This doesn’t make sense if their goal is to get more women into the video game industry. It does make sense if they’re trying to destroy the video game industry (which they have admitted to doing).
There’s a similar dynamic with what is happening at UVa (and Lena Dunham) with respect to the false rape industry/false rape conspiracy industry. Whether its “Jackie” from the Rolling Stone article or Lena Dunham, they talk about their rapes (that never happened) where they never go to the police. Women take this to be true and become convinced that the police aren’t doing anything about rape. Real rape victims get their stories co-mingled with the greater mass of false accusations. Even if they went to the police, it creates a view that the police aren’t doing anything when in reality they are (provided it gets reported to them). This creates a feedback loop creating a self fulfilling prophecy where it looks like the police are ignoring an epidemic of rape, even though no such epidemic is happening. At every stage of the feedback loop, there are more and more calls to do something about the “rape epidemic” leading to non-law enforcement entities like colleges to deal with it. This doesn’t actually do anything to prosecute actual rapists but like with the video game example, that isn’t the feminist goal. The feminist goal is to have women be able to make accusations against any man, bypass the court system (since they will ask about things like evidence), and generate a lynch mob against him. Since feminists made it look like that law enforcement can’t handle crimes against women, lynch mobs are the next step. The biggest victims of this will be nerds, unattractive men, and other men low on the social totem pole.