Seems there’s quite a bit of gamer-gate over-reaction here to what amounts to little more than trolling.
To begin, my perspective: there are fully valid critiques to be made of existing inequalities of opportunity (and outcome) across certain identity lines. One I know about is gender and craft-apprenticeship (i.e. the traditional trades: electrician, plumber, etc.,). When I worked in the field (about 2.5 years ago), there were only 45 women in training across all the traditional trades (and there would be several thousand apprentices). I think we had something like 25 of those in electrical, with a total of maybe 3000 apprentices in electrical across Ireland, so less than 1%.
When I had this discussion with people, lots would say: “it makes no sense to try for equal representation”. And my response would always be, “sure, 50:50 may not be the right answer, but can you really imagine that 1%:99% is the right answer?”. You’d also hear that there is no bias, and while there was little formal bias in the system I inherited, there was definitely a “similarity bias” that means that people tended to pick people who looked/sounded like them and looked like other successful candidates so far. This helps to minimise risk (those people will generally do ok), but it misses out on some great candidates who would be exceptional electricians or whatever. There were also un-noticed biases where certain knowledge was assessed and valued in the interview process that would be easier to obtain in a boys than a girls school, even though that was all fully trainable (in a few weeks you could close the gap, so made almost no sense to select candidates on that basis except as tie-break).
This didn’t only go against women, it also to a lesser extent mitigated against urban (versus rural farm-based) candidates.
When I talked to women actually recruited, the anecdotes reveal further barriers: career guidance counselors with minimal understanding of the trades in the first place, and no imagination to understand how a woman would fit into that career path. Family members skeptical of such choices, and nervous for their daughters; friends slagging; etc.,
The problem with these barriers is you have some women missing out on a career they would love and do really well in, and employers/society missing out on some great tradespeople. You also have lads doing the trade who aren’t really fitted to it, even if they do “ok”, but got railroaded that way by a mammy who filled in application forms (real anecdotes)
Anyway, this is a long tour on a specific topic, but it was one that I found very eye opening when I lived it. The beauty of the gender divide is you know you start out with 50:50 in the population at large, and if somewhere you end up with something very different from that (like 1:99), and don’t know why, then that’s an interesting place to ask some questions. I have no doubt that similar barriers to opportunity arise in relation to race, sexuality, and a bunch of other identifiable groupings. It’s absolutely valid to critique those, and to look for biases, and to see if you can smooth out some of those barriers.
To start conflating discussion of discrimination and measures to address it with nonsense terminology like “Cultural Marxism” (as in the New Discourses article) and collapse of western civilisation is either delusion or grift or scam: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankfurt_School#Cultural_Marxism_conspiracy_theory
These alt-right-turns also lead to the true dead-end-alleys where rational thinking dies.
(On optimistic note, I know there were attempts to build an alt-right sensibility among open source community online, on back of gamer-gate success; but that these did not succeed. I can’t find links for it any more, but know that it was not very successful; I was reminded of it recently on a Reddit thread where a chap was looking to move to Arch Linux because he was disillusioned with what he saw as social-justice agendas around Debian, but got very polite yet firm clarification from the Arch folk that his problems had more to do with his own personality than one project or another)