Ok, let’s try this again.
This has nothing to do with games and is not a matter of legitimate public interest, but is simply a personal matter. I would hope and request that the games press be respectful of what IS a personal matter, and not news, and not about games. This is explicitly about…
Great, let’s play the victim and completely avoid taking responsibility for one’s actions! I’ve tried to express sympathy, but holy shit this post just makes me lose all respect for you and what you have done for women in indie games.
Let’s start off by saying having your ex-boyfriend blast all your stuff on the internet wasn’t cool. I think that was a low blow. All these trolls going “lolol burgers and fries” and posting unrelated pictures of you when you did porn isn’t cool either. Or death and rape threats, things like that.
Do you remember the Josh Mattingly incident? Surely you do. I bring this up because this was an example of someone doing a bad thing; something that would taint his career, and sparked a lot of hate in his own direction. But do you know what he did? He fucking APOLOGIZED. He owned up to the fact that he did a shitty thing, and worked to fix himself so he wouldn’t be a stupid idiot in the future. And while he still gets the occasional taunt, things went over a lot better because he apologized and went to therapy for his problem.
You have a problem, Zoe. Stop fucking playing this as a, “The poor woman is oppressed 4 her sexuality :””(“ card. This isn’t even about you having sex. This is about you being a liar and a manipulator, and using “harassment!” the second anyone calls you out on your shit. This is about you being hypocritical in being ~honest~ and standing up for ~consent~. This is more than your ex being a bitter jealous ex-boyfriend. ‘Cause after all, according to how you view consent, you raped him. Time and time again. I guess he deserves no right to properly call out his rapist?
I was really hopeful for you. I was really hoping you would take a mature approach about this, just acknowledging “yeah that happened”, apologizing, and working on yourself to deal with your issues of lying. But nope. Let’s continue to play the victim, like you did NOTHING to bring this upon yourself. Yup. Thanks. I really want to have female representation in games be based upon the notion that women just lie and cheat their way to good reviews, because her popularity can’t be based on her merits alone. And you know who has reinforced that notion? YOU.
Also, it’s unethical to falsely flag a YouTube video because you don’t like the contents in it. This just makes it more and more apparent that what is said in there is true, and you’re abusing power once again to hide it. FFS Zoe, if you just owned up to your shit, this hardly would have been as big of a deal.