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  1. [UPDATED] Feminist Frequency Releases Its Annual Report, Sarkeesian Affirms Commitment to Fighting Online Harassment

    Mmmmm, numbers.

    Need a breath of hope for the video games industry, particularly the presence of women and women's voices within it and its community? Well, Feminist Frequency's 2014 backer report isn't all sunshine and rainbows... but it's got a few solid rays.

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  2. Zoë Quinn Has Launched A Network to Help Fight GamerGate Harassment & Other Online Abuse

    Billed as "by survivors, for survivors," Zoe Quinn and Alex Lifschitz have launched the Crash Override Network, which is also billed as an "online anti-harassment task force."

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  3. Maisie Williams Talks Online Harassment, Lena Headey, and “First-World Feminism”

    Girls see more blood than boys.

    In a recent interview with The Guardian, Maisie Williams revealed that she was inspired by personal experiences to address online harassment and privacy in her upcoming hacker drama Cyber Bully.

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  4. Aisha Tyler Speaks Out About Harassment and Women in Gaming

    Press start to kick ass.

    While the main focus of Monday night's Paley Center panel was discussing the ways in which women in STEM fields could be better represented on television, that didn't mean the video gaming industry didn't also come up in conversation as well. As a gamer herself and frequent host of Ubisoft's E3 press conference, actor and comedian Aisha Tyler had a lot to say on how women fit into the community, both as players and as characters.

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  5. [UPDATED] EA’s Peter Moore Unhappy With Twitter’s Handling of Harassment Just Like the Rest of Us

    EA Games' Peter Moore probably isn't surprised that he gets some hate as the COO of one of the biggest video game companies around. But that doesn't mean he has to just sit back and take it, and he's not too happy that Twitter seems to think he should.

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  6. Twitter Finally Improves Harassment Reporting and Blocking Procedures

    About time.

    Twitter has announced an overhaul to its reporting and blocking systems, both in-app and behind-the-scenes.

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  7. Germany Honors Woman Murdered For Defending Teens From Harassment

    An incredibly upsetting story, but one deserving of global recognition. Trigger warning for violence and harassment.

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  8. Nonprofit Begins “Unprecedented” Partnership With Twitter to Reduce Gender-Based Harassment

    About time.

    It's no secret to any savvy nerd that Twitter has not been particularly kind to women over the past couple of months, particularly those in gaming. It's also no secret to any woman on Twitter, gamer or not, that harassment didn't just start in August—people use the Internet to openly attack, stalk, and threaten all different kinds of marginalized users, and Twitter's harassment reporting policy is too ineffectual to do anything about it. But hopefully, that's about to change.

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  9. Youtube Singer Jonathan Mann Continues To Fight Gamergate Harassment With Music

    Now, imagine if he was a woman...

    You might remember Jonathan Mann from the autotuned rebuttal he made in September to a conservative group's claim that women should stop criticizing video games. Now, almost a month and a half since then, GooblyGobblies are unfortunately still vocal, and the "Song a Day" singer has made nearly an album's worth of songs smartly subverting the logic of harassers.

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  10. Woman Who Featured In Street Harassment Video Receives Online Rape Threats

    Oblivious, thy name is man.

    Yesterday Hollaback, a nonprofit advocating to end street harassment, published a recording of the 100-plus unwanted comments received by actress Shoshanna Roberts during a ten-hour span. The video quickly went viral, receiving over a million views and 27,000 comments in less than a day, as well as its fair share of criticism--Bad Feminist author Roxanne Gay had some reservations. Unfortunately, scum-of-the-Earth asshats did as well.

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