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  1. Twitter Expands On Its New Anti-Harassment Policies And Practices

    It'll totally stick this time, y'all. Right?

    Vijaya Gadde, Twitter's general counsel, took to The Washington Post this week to expand on the social media giant's shift towards protecting its users from harassment and abuse.

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  2. Star Wars Celebration Has Anti-Harassment And Cosplay Is Not Consent Signage And We Love Them For It

    We worked with convention organizer ReedPop earlier this past year on an anti-harassment policy for NYCC, and they've been awesomely implimenting it at cons across the country. Here's the wonderful signage at this weekend's Star Wars Celebration! Thanks for celebrating a safe and fun environment for all, ReedPop. We like you.

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  3. New Video Game, Freshman Year, Allows Players to Experience How Sexual Harassment Feels

    Some games you play just for fun. Others allow you to gain a new perspective. In Freshman Year, a short, free, online game programmed by Nina Freeman with art by Laura Knetzger, you are "Nina," a freshman in college meeting up with some friends for drinks when things take an unexpected and upsetting turn.

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  4. Monica Lewinsky Condemned Online Harassment, Brought the House Down at TED Yesterday

    Like a boss.

    If online harassment is an epidemic, then by Monica Lewinsky's own admittance, she's "patient zero."

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  5. Anita Sarkeesian’s “What I Couldn’t Say” About Harassment Starts With a Big F You. Literally.

    Years of harassment not only take a toll on a person, but the scrutiny you're forced to live under when an angry mob is just waiting for you to say something they can use against you can seriously alter the way you act in public. You have to be unreasonably careful about what you say, so Anita Sarkeesian made this speech at the "What I Couldn't Say" panel at the All About Women Festival in Sydney to give herself an outlet for everything she's been holding inside.

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  6. [UPDATED] Writer Valerie D’Orazio Calls Out Marvel’s New X-Men Writer Chris Sims for Online Harassment

    This isn't about The Comics Industry - it's about human decency.

    Comics fans were in for a shock yesterday as comics writer, Valerie D'Orazio, took to Twitter reacting to the news that Comics Alliance writer Chris Sims would be writing his first Marvel book, X-Men '92. The reason? The online harassment that Sims directed at her via his forums over the course of three years.

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  7. Since Police Still Don’t Know How to Internet, Twitter Allows You to Print Harassment Reports

    "What's an IP address?" - real question posed to real victim.

    Twitter is all, "Yeah, we know we suck at dealing with online harassment but the police are so much worse."

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  8. Ashley Judd Will Press Charges Against Sexual Threats and Harassment on Twitter

    Actual March madness.

    Ashely Judd, co-star of Divergent and Insurgent/woman who dared to have an opinion—on sports or otherwise—isn't standing for being harassed by Twitter trolls. She's pressing charges, no matter how many other Twitter trolls try to explain that threats are alright as long as they happen on the Internet.

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  9. DC Cancels Batgirl #41 Variant Cover Following “Threats of Violence and Harassment”

    In a cryptic official statement referencing "threats of violence and harassment," DC Entertainment announced last night that it would no longer be publishing that controversial Batgirl variant cover.

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  10. Twitter Is Surveying Users to Find Out How Big a Problem Online Harassment Is

    Ooh, ooh! I have an answer for them! *Raises hand emphatically.*

    Twitter, which sucks at dealing with online harassment as a whole by its own admission, is now surveying users to find out how big a problem harassment really is.

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  11. [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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. [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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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