"One guy listens to one podcast which isn't an active Eve 'cast and it's a review about sexism in the community? Really?"
- Arydanika, host, Voices From The Void
Back in March The Mittani was embroiled in controversy due to his drunken remarks following the Alliance Panel at Fanfest 2012. As the mainstream gaming media spun out of control getting their facts wrong, The Mittani and his supporters grew irate with Massively columnist Brendan Drain, who called The Mittani's actions "cyber-bullying". Drain and The Mittani met on Eve Radio's The Funky Bacon Show where Drain apologized and removed references to the term from his stories. Massively's Editor-In-Chief Shawn Schuester acknowledged that the use of the term violated Massively's code of conduct. Following such a firestorm I expected that any web site associated with The Mittani would take care about carelessly tarring people with inaccurate labels.
Fast forward to this Monday. Following a couple of days after Corelin began his campaign against the phrase "Rape Train" (which was picked up on Eve News 24 Monday), The Mittani DOT Com published a story titled "On EVE Podcasts: The Blatant Sexism." In the original version of the story Hoots writes about listening to an Eve podcast that used language that left the author shocked at the casual sexism so callously displayed and accepted. Here is the original ending to the article:
"Even now, I still tell this very story to my non-EVE playing friends when they prompt me about this game’s player culture, and it makes such a good story because it is believable to have come out of EVE Online. That is the tragedy for the rest of us who aren’t raving mad lunatics, and I hope we all keep that in mind the next time we deign to tolerate someone who is downright abusive and nasty."After re-reading this story a few times I don't think that Hoots is trying to blanket the entire Eve podcast community as sexist, but I honestly am not sure. The title of the article definitely gives that impression even though Hoots states in the article to having never listened to an entire podcast devoted to Eve. Eve Radio's DJ Funky Bacon had no doubts and started raising Cain about an article that tarred all Eve podcasters as sexist without getting into specifics or even naming the offending podcast. DJ Funky Bacon posted this in the comments that seemed to sum up his argument: