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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. #Gamergate’s Harassment Of Women Hits The Front Page Of The New York Times

    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.

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  5. Man Who Sparked Gamergate Says The Movement Is “For The Best” Despite Harassment

    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."

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  6. #YesAllGeeks And Beyond: Talking About Bullying And Harassment At New York Comic Con

    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.

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  7. [UPDATED] Major Video Game Associations Condemn #Gamergate’s Harassment Of Women

    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.

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  8. The Best Comments on New York Comic Con’s Anti-Harassment Signs from r/Comic Books

    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!

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  9. “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.

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  10. 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.

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