If you posted something like, “If love is color blind, then why does this site only allow white women and black men?
I think in the coming years the video game industry will have to grow up, it will have to realize that it is not a little boys club and it will have to stop downplaying the roles of women.
This was another article that I cuaght a lot of flack for, but only from people who were angry that I made fun of the name of thier site in the article. well that and I voiced my opinion of how full of crap I thought the majority of them were. As you can imagine that made me quite unpopular. I’ve since decided that some people are “happy in the matrix” and even if I think something is unhealthy and wierd it makes others happy. So to each their own and lets hope those nutjobs stay off this blog.
Some started as newsgroups in the early days of Yahoo and AOL. Others are newer to the game offering hot flash sites and of course porn (if you click long enough, all sites link back to porn).
It seems harmless enough, people uniting in love and fellowship despite the colors of their skin; doing their part to rid the world of injustice and bigotry one passionate union at a time.
Like a Vera Wang wedding dress on a 40-dollar Broad Street hooker, the net can take a good thing and make it bad, very very bad. With names like PollyWannaCracka, Aznlover and the thankfully now defunct “Mandingo Lovers” [ed. note: site was actually called “Mandigo Love”] how can anyone take these places seriously?
There are thousands of dating sites and forums around
In the information age of course not only are they dangerous they can be down right hilarious and a never ending source of morbid entertainment. This phenomenon has spawned an off shoot of humanity; sometimes basement dwelling- always hunched over a computer screen laughing at the misfortune of others, this thing is called a troll.
Last year, I found one of my most lulz worthy of targets, AznLover, which I can say I’ve been banned from at least 4 times. I was invited to through Myspace, by a woman who thought we were kindred sprits simply because my boyfriend was Korean, and her boyfriend was Korean also.
I’m sure it made a lot of sense to her: she’s a white lower class 35-year old All-American Christian divorcee from the mid west with a vocational school education, and I’m a frist generation Black/Asian Caribbean agnostic middle class college student.
It’s widely known that when people date a person of another race they instantly become bonded with everyone else that has a beau of the same hue.
So if you so choose to journey into this dank corner of the internet you too will be amused as I was.
Eventually I decided to make sure that no one would ever bother me with their crap again. I decided to troll with the strongest weapon in my arsenal – the truth.
Many sites have funny taglines like, “Love is Color Blind” or “Loving All Things Asian;” filled with stock photos of multi racial models that are somehow supposed to entice someone into joining. The easiest way to cause drama and get cheap laughs is to point out the faults in them.
Any place that has a tag line suggesting color blindness but is only supporting the relations of one race with others can easily be called out for bullock.