Katherine Cross / Miguel Angel Casiano, Jr. / quinnae_moon

Discussion in 'Rat Kings' started by Ride, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. Katherine Angel Cross
    Most of you probably know her as that transgender CON participant with a fake British accent.

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    Why does Katherine deserve a thread? Because he's crazy:
    http://feministing.com/2015/02/26/womens-lives-just-a-joke-to-trolls/ (https://archive.is/NbXJf)
    http://feministing.com/2015/01/08/j...arlie-hebdo-massacre-and-duelling-extremisms/ (http://archive.is/iydkv) (tl;dr Charlie Hedbo had it coming.)
    http://feministing.com/2015/07/02/i...standards-could-make-doxing-easier-than-ever/ (http://archive.is/H0M6x)
    http://feministing.com/2015/04/03/t...-should-not-abandon-mya-hall-or-miriam-carey/ (https://archive.is/q3Lh0)
    http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/...ff_Online_harassment_in_the_game_industry.php (http://archive.is/EHxqs) (This article was paid for by Australian tax dollars)
    So cuntfusing.
    http://feministing.com/2016/02/02/h...phobia-and-gender-after-the-cologne-assaults/ (http://archive.is/1n6GY)
    Pretty much all of their articles for Feministing are crazy.

    Here are three videos of them:





    With our favorite politician.

    Katherine Angel Cross
    Original name: Miguel Angel Casiano, Jr.
    Alias(es): quinnae, quinnae_moon
    Birthdate: 12/24/1986
    Education: PhD student in Sociology at CUNY
    BA from CUNY-Hunter College in Sociology
    Graduated from Bronx High School of Science 2004
    Occupation: Freelance writer/Secretary for Feminist Frequency
    Location: Bronx, New York

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Quinnae_Moon (http://archive.is/WT77n)
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/KatherineCross (http://archive.is/oH5lf)
    Feministing: http://feministing.com/author/katherinecross/ (http://archive.is/GnE55)
    Paste: https://www.pastemagazine.com/writers?name=katherine+cross (http://archive.is/cQMl8)
    Bitch: https://bitchmedia.org/profile/quinnae (http://archive.is/Ct6Lu)
    SheWrites: http://www.shewrites.com/profile/KatherineCross (http://archive.is/EzqMS)
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katherine-cross-83471143 (http://archive.is/sNqAT)
    Blogger: https://www.blogger.com/profile/15558682868707581973 (http://archive.is/WFXql)
    DIGRA: http://dm.lmc.gatech.edu/digra2013/participant/katherine-cross/?cs_referer=/digra2013/speakers/ (https://archive.is/ZMtMj)
    Storify: https://storify.com/Quinnae_Moon (http://archive.is/g1qoU)
    Soapbox: http://www.soapboxinc.com/speakers/katherine-cross/ (http://archive.is/a985t)
    Personal blog: https://quinnae.com/ (http://archive.is/V4vhD)
    Email: katherine.angel.cross@gmail.com
    kcross@gc.cuny.edu
    Used to write for this site: http://borderhouseblog.com/ (dead) (http://archive.is/H4IfE)
    PhD Thesis: http://journals.sfu.ca/loading/index.php/loading/article/viewFile/140/170

    In addition to her known associations with CON and FemFrequency, they also seem to be friendly with most of the rat king.
    Aaron Simpson: https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&q=SFtheWolf from:quinnae_moon&src=typd
    Alex Leal: https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&q=desertfox899 from:quinnae_moon&src=typd
    Alexandra DaPonte: https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&q=DreddByDawn from:quinnae_moon&src=typd
    Anna Feldman: https://twitter.com/FakeRobotGamer/status/534816006489649152
    Brian Hughes: https://twitter.com/Quinnae_Moon/status/719379491907375104
    Chloe Sagal: https://kiwifarms.net/threads/chloe-sagal-john-paul-neumann.9216/page-152#post-1892605
    Christopher Makin: https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&q=ThatSabineGirl from:quinnae_moon&src=typd
    David "doesn't know how to wipe his ass" Gallant: https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&q=davidsgallant from:quinnae_moon&src=typd
    Izzy Galvez: https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&q=iglvzx from:quinnae_moon&src=typd
    Jake Alley: https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&q=SecretGamerGrrl from:quinnae_moon&src=typd
    James Corbett: https://twitter.com/Quinnae_Moon/status/704838786476339201 (Someone's bitter about being blocklisted)
    John Walker Flynt: http://feministing.com/2014/11/06/standing-in-the-firing-squad-an-interview-with-brianna-wu/ (http://archive.is/NscVL)
    Kiva Smith-Pearson:

    Leighanna Rose: https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&q=PrincessOtC from:quinnae_moon&src=typd (Not on good terms)
    Margaret Pless: https://twitter.com/Quinnae_Moon/status/604757802523836416
    Mark Boyd: https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&q=magicnanners from:quinnae_moon&src=typd
    Matt Myers: https://twitter.com/m_m_myers/status/692420166265602048
    Morgan Thorp: https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&q=thefirefly14 from:quinnae_moon&src=typd
    Nora Reed vs Randi Harper: https://twitter.com/Quinnae_Moon/status/727660274879180802 (http://archive.is/lHA5s)
    Rani Bakr: https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&q=destroyed4com4t from:quinnae_moon&src=typd
    Rob Mamolejo: https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&q=UnseenPerfidy from:Quinnae_Moon&src=typd
    Sam Schinke: https://twitter.com/sschinke/status/801991220448743424
    Sarah Nyberg: https://twitter.com/Quinnae_Moon/status/638570031710883840
    Shanley Kane: https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&q=shanley from:quinnae_moon&src=typd (Shanley's side is missing)
    Sophia Banks: https://twitter.com/Quinnae_Moon/status/550473708658507777
    Timothy Craig: https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&q=aguyuno from:Quinnae_Moon&src=typd
    Ty Wysocki: https://twitter.com/Quinnae_Moon/status/521522911166083072
    Wesley Bailey: https://twitter.com/Quinnae_Moon/status/583427923648110592 (Laurelai accuses the head of a blocklist as being a pedophile)
    Zinnia Jones: https://twitter.com/Quinnae_Moon/status/788657484802195456

    I believe @Jaimas knows more about Katherine.

    Edit: Updated DOB. Thanks to @zedkissed60 for the date.
     
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    #1 Ride, Jan 17, 2017
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  2. You're really thorough. I like your layout here. Good job.

    One thing, what you note as her PhD Thesis, is just a journal article she had published. Reading through it, it is kinda disappointing that it passed peer review. Let's look for example at page 6.

    Why are we using "I" and quotes around "real" in a scholarly journal article? Kinda unprofessional. Also, this idea of "less 'real'" is already explained by theory and it would be nice if you were professional enough to cite that theory instead of looking like a hack. Of course they wouldn't source media naturalness, they probably don't even know what it is. Most of their sources are like 10-30 years old, and this paper is on technology and society!!!

    There are quotations for things that aren't quotes all over that document actually. An editor must have been sleeping. It is just lazy and sloppy. Then on page 7 we have a quote from a fucking porn star's book. Like, it is clear this idiot knows their argument is poor so they are just dipping into emotional support for their arguments. Throughout this document we see paragraphs of rambling with no citations to support assertions. Then on page 9 this dumb fuck uses Ibid in their citation. This is an APA-style paper. There is no need to say Ibid in an APA paper ever.

    Then from page 10-11 were talking about anonymity and the net. Look how old the fucking sources are. There have been things a web sociologist would be very interested in that have happened in the last 5-7 years. This section shoulda een jam-packed with sources. They seem to have a personal tale they wanted to shoehorn in, an they did it poorly at this point. still, no sourcing for multiple paragraphs.

    The idiot takes a philosophical stance here associated with feminism, is comfortable with using ancient sources and wades into discussion of different lines of man-machine social interaction, doesn't bring up Haraway's Cyborg Manifesto. This cunt will make a shit researcher.
     
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  3. Based on their Linked In, at some point they intend for it to become their thesis.
    Here's him giving a talk about the subject:

    Edit: If you don't wish to suffer through an hour long ramble, here's a transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hD-3fyD8wCwC3idVa7pln4blO1qoxwv76EAMBeBU0Jc/edit
     
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    #3 Ride, Jan 17, 2017
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  4. All right, people. Brace yourselves, because it's time to discuss That-Which-Must-Never-Be-Named, and no actual discussion of this cow is complete without bringing it up since she was absolutely integral to how it developed. It's no understatement to say that said event would not have happened without her involvement, and her constant, albeit unintentional, sabotage. Cross herself is the Rat King to end all Rat Kings, to the point I have dubbed her the Rat Omniking - she connects, directly to literally every single existing Rat King Branch. Norasphere, Crash Override, Laurelai, Phil, Chloe Sagal, Katherine Cross has her finger in every single one, and the result has been every single one fucking up.

    If you're wondering how this happened, it's because Katherine Cross, critically, is Feminist Frequency's secretary and acts as a liasion for special-interest groups. Despite being relatively high-profile because of this, you're going to see that Cross isn't exactly highly-prized, so pull up a seat, put on some fitting music, gather around, and let's do this thing.



    Beginnings
    Our story begins around the time Anita Sarkeesian's Tropes vs. Women documentary series was making the rounds on Kickstarter. At the time, everyone saw the ongoing shit-show, and it would basically be the first of many to follow a pattern - high-profile idiot starts talking shit, attracts justified criticism, immediately responds with crocodile tears and claiming to be harassed. Anita was pretty much the first one of a long and glorious pattern of idiots to do this, and, ironically, was also the one who completely fucking ruined it for those who followed (more on that below). Key to Anita pushing this narrative was a cozy relationship with a number of people in "the industry." This included pretty much the entire Game Journos Pros list (a list of journalists that essentially was the "smoking gun" in starting Gamergate), what would eventually become Crash Override and its connected Rat Kings (Quinn, Norasphere, Brianna Wu), and a number of people who had pull on various gaming and media websites such as Jim Sterling and Bob Chipman. Both Sterling and Chipman shamelessly lionized Anita as having done essentially nothing wrong at the time, and tried to frame her as "a monster gamers created."

    Key to this swirling cesspool of things about to fuck up was Katherine Cross herself. As the liasion between the groups, Cross was someone who had connections. Not of the sort that would give her power, but she could get in touch with various power groups and she had enough moxie to use them on the behalf of FemFreq. Cross acted as a go-between for various Social Justice hives, and as such, she had a rare level of autonomy within these groups. Cross would set up and coordinate things between Feminist Frequency, Quinn's indiecade/IGF buddies, and the social media troons (Nyberg, Laurelai, etc), as Cross purportedly had a long involvement with each.

    When the scandal that would become Gamergate would first brew up in August of 2014, Cross was critical, keeping in constant contact with the aforementioned groups. When Gamergate finally got too big, however, that's when everything started to fuck up.


    Everything Fucks Up
    The main strategy of this newly-formed alliance at thwarting the Quinn Scandal, and later, Gamergate, was a concentrated pattern of platform denial. The group thought that if they could deny Gamergate a voice, and subsequently, deny it any ability to be called anything but a group of terrorists and harassers (much as Quinn had once done to Wizardchan), they'd be able to succeessfully deny Gamergate any ability to catch on with the wider press. This ultimately proved a disaster; not only did the group cause Gamergate to expand, via the Streisand Effect, but the group had a serious problem in that its members kept going off the rails and acting like fucking morons in public.

    Cross is basically the reason this happened.

    See, Katherine Cross did not vet anyone who could prove remotely useful, and actively brought new blood into the fold if she thought for a second they could in any way prove useful to their little alliance. This had its advantages at first: The group was able to create what was, essentially, a protective ring of idiots that could be counted on to attack and smear targets on their behalf.

    Unfortunately, it also led to disaster, as one of the first people Cross dragged into the fold was none other than Chloe fucking Sagal. After the group wound Chloe's already-infamous paranoia up to a fever pitch, Sagal would go on to get major mainstream press attention, leading her infamous IndieGogo Scam to fail and subsequently, Sagal blaming Gamergate for it. Unfortunately, Sagal's anger, though white-hot, was completely unfocused and reflected hugely badly on CON and friends. After trying repeatedly (and failing) to act as Sagal's tard wrangler, Cross decided to send another individual who she had brought into the fold to talk to Sagal and hopefully disarm the situation due to their mutual trannyhood.

    ....That someone was Brianna Wu.

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    Suffice to say, this did not go well. Chloe had a now-notorious meltdown in which she began to repeatedly send Brianna Wu death threats, and this led to Sagal being cut off from basically everyone. But Sagal wasn't the only problem; pretty much everyone Cross brought into the fold was more autistic than Chris:



    Most of the people Cross brought in quickly proved more trouble than they'd be worth. Brianna Wu became a walking, talking embodiment of pretty much everything mockable about Quinn and friends, and the only people who were even more fucking pathetic than Wu in this regard were the army of tranny-chasers and beta orbiters that the clique had (Arthur Chu, David Gallant, Peter Coffin, Izzy Galvez, etc).

    As time went on, Cross became less and less relevant, and while she wasn't quite removed from the Cool Kids' club like pretty much everyone she brought into their little hugbox, she wasn't exactly welcome, either.

    TL;DR: It's not hyperbole to say that the decision to use Cross as their go-between ended up being a fucking disaster of the most legendary kind. Cross is literally the reason Brianna Wu was brought into the fold (and coincidentally, why Brianna initially made her attempts to antagonize Gamergate, according to reports and the Rats in the King). Cross herself was eventually shoved out of the cool kids' club herself, and was booted from Feminist Frequency entirely in 2015 when Anita essentially usurped the entire goddamned thing from Johnathan McIntosh.

    If you want a snapshot of the Rat King coming apart at the seams because of Cross's decisions, check out the Crash Override Network Log Leaks. Most of what I brought up is discussed there.
     
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  5. I'm sorry but Donna Haraway would shit this dude out and not even notice. If inclined, here is a much better writing that touches on the topic.

    http://faculty.georgetown.edu/irvinem/theory/Haraway-CyborgManifesto-1.pdf

    I'm not even picking at this idiot for being a cow and having a thread here, that paper shoulda never been published. People will spend weeks-months-years on the research for one journal article. This shit reads like it was written on a vodka bender overnight by an undergrad studying kinesiology trying to knock out some easy soc credits.
     
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  6. Another one of their academic papers (even quotes Haraway):
    http://www.academia.edu/5892863/The_New_Laboratory_of_Dreams_Roleplaying_as_Resistance (http://archive.is/OZHlX)

    Their Medium account: https://medium.com/@Quinnae_Moon/ (http://archive.is/5e4E4)
    An article they were quoted in: http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/24/technology/virtual-reality-sexual-assault/ (http://archive.is/j07Ki)
     
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  7. Miguel has a long and glorious tradition of making patently fucking insane statements and then trying to browbeat her way through the second anyone with actual credentials makes their presence known. My personal favorite was when she said that Ultrasound was transphobic because it let you see the birth gender of an infant.
     
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  8. It is easy to make patently insane statements and get published in journals with an impact factor of .18, all you have to do is send them a check for $200-300. I would like to see their CV.
     
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  9. I dunno...this dude is 100% a cunt, 110% an asshole for sure...

    But is he a lolcow?

    He's just another exceptional tranny looking for his chunk of the hipster welfare and his time in the sun was over the second Saint Anita kicked him to the curb. I personally find nothing funny about his shitty rantings that we've all seen/heard before from the same type of person.

    YMV I guess
     
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  10. Abso-fucking-lutely. It's not just because of the shit I mentioned; Cross is an absolute lunatic who has a long and glorious history of very public meltdowns and chimp-outs. I can understand hesitation on the grounds that Cross is another cow associated with the Rat King and is yet another insane tranny, but believe me when I say that a festering weal of autism lies just below the surface on this one. This is someone with ties to every single Rat King branch and then some, so you know what this implies. Yes, he's part of the Norasphere. He's the one who promoted Jake Alley, on good terms with MagicNanners, and was right there at ground Zero in Quinn's Rat King. You'd better believe he's part of the PIDF as well, and even has ties to Laurelai Bailey. You should know from the likes of Kengle alone that anyone with this wide a net is going to have a ton of shit to hide.

    Also, guess who's attached themselves like a Barnacle to Team Wu?



    Now, I will acknowledge that Miguel is more of a "background cow," than one who engages directly, and that Cross's own Autism is far better concealed than that of the Troons he surrounds himself with, and that frankly I'm fed up with covering cows tied to you-know-what myself. But if there's anyone with the ability to sustain a thread and offer the potential of bigger issues down the line, it's this.
     
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  11. This man pretends to have a British accent while passing himself off as a woman and an academic, so I'm leaning heavy on yes this is a lolcow.
     
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  12. He's a subtle cow. He doesn't do a lot of public chimping, but there's a babbling brook of autism. He's a male from New York named Miguel pretending to be a British woman is high on the list.
     
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  13. This is a lolcow and this thread is overdue. Well done OP

    Expanding on @yawning sneasel's posts:

    The (failed) metaphor of the Möbius strip appears in Miguel's/Katherine's (crap) paper and at least one of his (crap) lectures. Miguel is trying to argue for the point that gamers' disposition towards online interactions is deliberately dualistic, i.e. that they deem online activity as distinct from or a part of IRL as it suits them. Miguel doesn't present any empirical evidence that this is the predominant attitude of gamers, but that is a separate matter. The Möbius strip as a metaphor fails because:
    (a) the Möbius strip has only one side--that is its distinctive feature; and
    (b) the Möbius strip does not embody or represent any sort of duality.

    So as a metaphor it simply doesn't work; and this metaphor is central to the paper.

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    Source: http://mathinsight.org/moebius_strip_not_orientable

    But Miguel's poor scholarship extends further in this regard. Miguel can't decide how to write Möbius strip:
    --In the abstract and in pages 8,9,10 12 and 16 it's möbius strip
    --In page 4 it's Möbius-strip
    --In pages 6 and 7 it's Möbius strip

    For an academic paper this is awful and I too am surprised this shit was published. The failed metaphor and incorrect capitalization and hyphenation is what you would expect to find in an undergraduate essay written by an academically weak student. It's this sort of shit that harms the reputation of the humanities and social sciences.

    You can't pretend to be intelligent and this is where Miguel's LARPing of an upper-class British intellectual woman fails.
     
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  14. This is an excellent point. I am surprised that there hasn't een the creation and acceptance of transintellect because the idea that some people are just exceptional is ableist. It makes me think of that one Vonnegut story Harrison Bergeron. These people REALLY would create that world.
     
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  15. I remember some time ago, a friend of mine told me she had a case of Brianna Wu syndrome going on: Claiming to have various certifications, but really just being an overpromoted toady. I would not be at all surprised were this accurate.
     
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  16. Too bad Miguel is Puerto Rican so Trump can't chuck him over the Wall
     
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  18. The Hard Bastard tears into Cross's attempts to quell free speech:
     
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  19. I'd disagree with the "liberal" appellation. If you are against free speech, you have no right to that word any more. You are a regressive, reactionary element.
     
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