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The Young Turks React to Chris Plante (Polygon) - #Cometgate

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I thought this was a video that gamers familiar with the gender debates of the last several years would like to see; and need to see.  This is a video from The Young Turks, a liberal, feminist-leaning online news site with multiple female staff members.  In this video, they react to an article from Chris Plante, founding editor at Polygon, who now works at The Verge (Polygon's sister site).

Plante wrote an article at The Verge condemning one of the scientists responsible for landing a spacecraft on a speeding comet millions of miles away from earth.  Plante condemns this poor scientist because he was wearing a shirt that Plante found in poor taste, and called the shirt sexist.  

As you can see in the video, the scientist later apologizes and is fighting back tears.

The kicker is that the shirt was a gift from a female friend who makes the shirts.

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I just wanted gamers, and especially gaming journalism editors and writers at Destructoid to see what a prominent liberal news site's reaction is to the same kind of feminism the gaming community has been subjected to for the last several years.  If this shirt was reviewed by Polygon, I predict it would have gotten a 7.5.

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"Look, every single group has ... extremists, fringe group that's somehow associated with it.  And so ... I hate, I hate that this has taken on the feminist tag because this is not feminism okay?  Real feminism focuses on gender equality."

- Anna Kasparian (TYT anchor) (3 minutes, 40 seconds)

I hope that everyone can listen to the diverse opinions of women on this issue without trying to erase their opinion.  I'd hate to see someone as prominent as Anna Kasparian have to join #notyourshield just to try and prove she exists.

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