The Fine Young Capitalists – Small Steps and Giant Leaps (#GamerGate)
TFYC’s website: http://www.thefineyoungcapitalists.com/
TFYC’s IndieGoGo page: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-fine-young-capitalists–2
TFYC’s Tumblr Blog: http://thefineyoungcapitalists.tumblr.com/
“I’ll Make a Journalist Out of You”: /v/ – The Musical: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fr7u1tWsGBk
In late August, 2014, the Zoey Quinnspiracy and #GamerGate exploded into the consciousness of gamers everywhere. The widespread censorship by various message board administrators regarding the topic of Quinnspiracy threw into question not only the motives behind the journalists who don’t afford the ‘video games cause misogyny’ claims the same healthy skepticism as the ‘video games cause violent behavior’ activists, but it also threw the accountability and transparency of gaming journalism completely out the window. Far more damaging was the rift that has grown between outraged gamers who demanded more transparency in their gaming news, and the various journalists who had censored public dissent and published attack articles -against their very readers- in order to save face.
But that’s not what LaughingMan and CineMax want to focus on. While they’ve done their fair share of signal-boosting those who have brought the information to light, they believe that amidst the chaos of “the Big Bang” something very special has occurred which may perhaps be a step in the right direction in regards to getting more women into roles of video game development. Despite the controversies of Quinnspiracy and #GamerGate, they’ve discovered a group called “The Fine Young Capitalists”. The Fine Young Capitalists (TFYC) is a crowdfunding group that was created with the intent of providing 5 women professional concept artists in order to pitch their ideal video games, have the public vote on which pitch gets to be made into an actual video game, and give all of the proceeds to charity.
Naturally, such a positive step forward was met with hostility and resistance by social parasites who make careers out of perpetuating discourse, as evidenced by Zoey Quinn’s doxing of the entire TFYC project. However, The Fine Young Capitalists have picked up the pieces, have received an enormous amount of support from gamers, and have ultimately succeeded in their goals! Regardless, The Fine Young Capitalists found themselves under the very same scrutiny by the video game press which the game press refuses to apply to the video game feminist movement.
Nevertheless, CineMax and LaughingMan are glad to have put their money where their mouths are by supporting The Fine Young Capitalists. And while TFYC campaign is no longer taking donations, they believe that there’s still plenty of other such campaigns that gamers should seriously look into, and more reasons why it’s worth considering.