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Stephen Colbert presses feminist game critic Anita Sarkeesian: What’s wrong with women in nipple armor?

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Stephen Colbert took it upon himself to “defend” GamerGate in an interview with video game critic Anita Sarkeesian on Wednesday.

“It’s a sub-culture war,” Colbert told her, arguing that feminists like her were attacking gamers “for enjoying looking at big-breasted women with tiny armor that barely covers their nipples. What is wrong with that? I like what that looks like.”

Sarkeesian explained that what GamerGate is responding to are the people challenging the idea that video games have to be a “Little boy’s club.”

“There’s many of us women who have been playing games our whole lives,” Sarkeesian said. “So they’re lashing out because we’re challenging the status quo of gaming as a male-dominated space.”

Colbert also asked Sarkeesian to respond to the allegation that she and other feminist critics are colluding with media outlets to compromise “ethics in gaming journalism.”

“What if there was no ethics in Hollywood journalism?” he asked her. “If we can’t trust Entertainment Tonight or TMZ, where would we be? Is that what you want for gamer journalism?”

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“That is a sort of compelling way to reframe the fact that this is actually attacks on women,” said Sarkeesian, who has been forced to leave her home and cancel a public appearance after being threatened for her work. “Ethics in journalism is not what’s happening in any way. It’s actually men going after women in really hostile, aggressive ways.”

Colbert also argued that GamerGate supporters were, in their own eyes, defending their “traditional gamer lifestyle.”

“Yes, there’s a ‘traditional gamer lifestyle,'” Colbert said. “God ordained that it is one man, one joystick. Read your Bible, folks — it’s right there in Sega Genesis.”

Watch the interview, as posted by The Mary Sue on Wednesday, below.

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‘Weakness doesn’t win elections’: Indivisible co-founder explains why members are holding #ImpeachTrump rallies

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The growing support to commence impeachment proceedings by House Democrats is driven by their need to fire up grassroots support to hold control of the chamber, an Indivisible co-founder explained on MSNBC.

"The call for impeachment continues. this as protesters are hitting the street in more than 140 rallies planned across the country. Organizers say the "Impeach Trump" event is a day of action urging House Democrats to start impeachment proceedings," MSNBC's Richard Lui reported Saturday.

"A new survey from the indivisible project finds 80 percent of their respondents say the House should start impeachment proceedings," he noted. "Right now in the House, 63 Democrats and one Republican support impeachment."

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‘Our police are protecting Nazis’: Detroit cops criticized for ‘marching’ with Nazis at Pride event

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Members of the Detroit Police Department are being criticized for accompanying a group of self-described Nazis over the weekend at the city's Pride parade.

Activists reacted in alarm on Saturday after being informed that the Nazi group had been given a permit to protest at the Pride event. According to The Detroit News, police were assigned "to keep the protesters and attendees apart as they marched through the festival."

"Our police, when they should be protecting us, are protecting Nazis," one protester could be heard complaining in a video on Twitter.

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Video catches white couple getting butt kicking on freeway after calling Latino family ‘beaners’

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A fight broke out on highway 118 in California after a white couple allegedly called a Latino family "beaners."

According to a Twitter user with the handle @PattyMonstercx, her parents were cut off in traffic by the white couple.

An included video shows the white couple getting out of their SUV to confront Patty's family. A fight soon breaks out, which the white couple appears to lose.

Members of the Latino family can be heard calling 911 emergency services before the video ends.

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Here’s a video of my parents fucking up an ugly ass racist couple who were trying to cut my parents off, and referred to my parents as “beaners” on the off ramp of the 118 today pic.twitter.com/W7wgRpgbXy

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