I'm not trying to excuse anything by saying this, but when you're talking about multigenerational trauma and abuse like this, you're talking about people who have no experience of being loved or cared for then turning around and being responsible for loving and caring for someone else, and they have no fucking clue… » 10/24/14 8:15pm Yesterday 8:15pm

He cried for a moment. He didn't lose his mind. You seem to be operating on the fallacy that logic and emotion are mutually exclusive. This is simplistic and simply incorrect. An emotional investment, an actual care for the victim and her family, doesn't necessarily impair his ability to be rational about the… » 10/24/14 7:58pm Yesterday 7:58pm

It's clear to me that Sam wasn't endorsing bullying, but the joke is a little too easily Poeable, or however one would put that. It's also not clearly punching up in the way that I'd prefer satire to do, ideally. Leaving the idiot Gamergaters entirely out of it, I can imagine someone who'd been bullied reading that… » 10/22/14 4:50pm Wednesday 4:50pm