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Anita Sarkeesian

  1. #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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  2. 2014′s GeekGirlCon Was a Much-Needed Home For Diverse Geeks

    When I got back from my fourth GeekGirlCon, held this past weekend in Seattle, I couldn't help but feel a little lonely. While other Canadians were celebrating Thanksgiving, I was spending time with, in a way, my other family. The one that I've seen once a year for the last four years since the GGC started. My people.

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  3. 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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  4. [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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  5. Anita Sarkeesian Cancels Speaking Engagement After Threats Of Campus Shooting

    Well, it's finally happened. Feminist Frequency's Anita Sarkeesian, who's long been a target of harassment and abuse for her work on how women are portrayed in video games, was forced to cancel a public appearance due to safety concerns in light of a threat against her and the institution where she was scheduled to speak. Trigger warning for violence, particularly violence against women.

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  6. You Can Watch Anita Sarkeesian’s XOXO Talk In Its Entirety Right Here

    Listen. Believe.

    "One of the most radical things you can do is to actually believe women when they talk about their experiences." [Trigger warning for rape threats and harassment.]  

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  7. Hey, Remember That One Time Someone Sent Anita Sarkeesian a Bomb Threat Saying They’d Murder a Dozen People?

    I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

    Just when something good comes around and I think it's OK to have hope for the fate of the world again, I see this. Via Kotaku, some jackholes threatened to detonate a bomb at last March's Game Developers Choice Awards unless they revoked Anita Sarkeesian's Ambassador Award. BRB, flying into the sun. Tell my dogs I'll miss them.

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  8. [UPDATED] Female Game Journalists Quit Over Harassment, #GamerGate Harms Women

    "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.

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  9. Zelda Williams Returns To Social Media While YouTube’s PewDiePie Turns Off Comments Forever

    If you think you're seeing more stories about people being jerks or otherwise getting up to criminal mischief online, you'd be right. But it's not because it's happening more often, it's because more people are taking a stand against it.

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  10. Hundreds of Game Developers Sign an Open Letter to End Hate in the Gaming Community

    Be excellent to each other.

    It hasn't exactly been a great time to be a gamer lately—except for huge, gross gaming trolls, who seem to be having a blast taunting people, making threats, and generally being the worst. But those trolls are now the target of an open letter from the gaming community's creators to its fans, asking them to end intolerance for the good of everyone.

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