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  1. Law and Order SVU Is Doing an Episode Inspired By Gamergate

    DUN DUN

    In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered actually about ethics in game journalism.

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  2. Things We Saw Today: Here’s What #BlizzardOf2015 Looked Like From Space

    Ooooh, stormy.

    Regardless of how much or how little snowfall your state got, you must admit—seeing the pictures from NASA of this week's snow storm are pretty rad. (via ABC News)

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  3. Wikipedia Organizations Address Gamergate Editor Controversy: Women Are “Invaluable Contributors”

    Something wik'd this way comes.

    So what gives, Wikipedia?

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  4. During Public Speech Gamergate Asked Leigh Alexander About “Pushing Values” in Video Games

    It's easy to start a conflict online; it's another story in person. Many who would be emboldened behind a keyboard would never dare say the same things to a person's face. Mostly from fear of getting punched, I'd wager, but also from sheer awkwardness. Personally, I've always wondered when a commenter would jump out from behind the computer into real life; and, well, it seems that's just happened to Leigh Alexander.

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  5. [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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  6. Lindy West Interviews a Repentant Troll in Latest This American Life Episode

    Here at The Mary Sue, you can imagine that we know all about what it's liked to get harassed on a daily basis by people who miiiiight have some personal issues with women to sort out for themselves. So does Lindy West, feminist critic and former staff writer at Jezebel, whose recent story for NPR's This American Life is an emotional breath of fresh air for anyone who's ever received—or sent—an angry or harassing message online.

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  7. Wikipedia Has Banned Five Feminist Editors From Gamergate Articles & More

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    A decision was made this week by "Wikipedia's supreme court" to ban five editors who were attempting to prevent the "Gamergate Controversy" article from taking on a pro-Gamergate slant. The editors can not only no longer edit the Gamergate entry, but also any other entry having to do with "gender or sexuality, broadly construed."

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  8. [UPDATED] Adam Baldwin’s Upcoming Appearance at Supanova Pop Culture Expo Incites Controversy

    For someone like Adam Baldwin, whose livelihood (and certainly his demand as a con guest) is fairly dependent on his relationship with fans, identifying as a Gamergater should be a career killer--and if women received the respect we deserve overall in nerd culture, it could be.

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  9. Smash Bros. Community Boots Harassing Host of Their Largest Tournament

    Over the past day or so, the Smash Bros. community has come together in a big way to denounce years of harassment by the host of the largest Smash Bros. tournament around: Apex. With Apex 2015 rapidly approaching the last weekend of January, Jonathan "Alex Strife" Lugo has been forced to step down from his position at the tournament in a huge win for safety in the fighting game community.

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  10. 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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