In recent days, #Gamergate has gone from being covered mostly by niche sites to gaining full cultural awareness by the mainstream media. Today, Anita Sarkeesian's story of harassment hit the front page of The New York Times.Read More
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Easy to say when you're not scared for your life, I guess.
"If I could go back in time and tell myself not to do this. I wouldn’t. That is, I wouldn’t tell myself not to. Because it’s for the best."Read More
It takes everyone working together to ensure that a community is safe for all its members. Here's how two sets of panelists from New York Comic Con weekend think you should go about doing just that.Read More
Over the last two months, the Gamergate movement has consistently harassed women out of both the gaming industry and their homes. After Anita Sarkeesian was forced to cancel a speech in Utah due to terror threats, she called for the media and the gaming industry to take a strong stage against the "movement" - and now, one of gaming's biggest players is taking up the charge.Read More
Pros and Cons
Yesterday was the first day of New York Comic Con 2014, and with it came the convention's brand new anti-harassment policy and a campaign of making sure it's visible throughout the con. (Full disclosure: we helped.) We happened to notice that the signs placed around the convention were a topic of interest in Reddit's r/ComicBooks, and thought we'd highlight some of our favorite comments here!Read More
“MURDER PRANK!!!” Wonderfully Dismantles Everything Wrong With YouTuber Calling Sexual Harassment A “Social Experiment”
I murdered people to show that murder is wrong.
You may have been following our coverage of Sam Pepper, the YouTuber who uploaded videos of himself sexually harassing women and then tried to pass it off as a "social experiment," meant to raise awareness for violence against men. Though I already expressed my distaste for this "explanation," YouTuber JusReign uses parody to get the same point across in a much funnier manner. "MURDER PRANK!!!" is on-point - especially once he starts mimicking Pepper's "explanation" video. Perfect.Read More
YouTuber Who Sexually Harasses Women Dropped By His Network Amidst Further Allegations of Sexual Harassment
And good riddance.
Sam Pepper, the YouTuber who posts videos in which he sexually assaults women, has been under fire this week for, you know, sexually assaulting women on camera. Many women have also stepped forward to discuss their personal experiences with Pepper - and the YouTuber has subsequently been dropped from his network.Read More
"Ethics of game journalism" my ass.
It's heartbreaking that another article about harassment in the gaming community is necessary, but the escalating and ongoing vitriol being spewed against women and their male allies who dare to criticize gamer culture or work in video games is continuing to take on new and disappointing forms.Read More
Trolls get banned, JSYK.
I wish this didn’t have to be said again. I know many people have spoken about this, written about this, and yet the issue keeps coming back again and again.Read More
[UPDATED] A Disheartening Account Of The Harassment Going On In Gaming Right Now (And How Adam Baldwin Is Involved)
AKA, an actual depression quest.
This month has been terrible in every concieveable sense of the word, in some part due to the rapidly escalating harassment of prominent feminists in gaming. Every time you think it's at its peak and things might start to cool down, jerks on the Internet ensure that it all ramps right back up again, to the point where we weren't sure how to cover the story because we didn't even know where to start. In case you haven't been following, here's what's been going on.Read More