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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Gamergate Tries To Convince Indie Devs of IndieCade & IGF’s “Corruption,” Indie Devs Are Like LOL NOPE

    Gamergate announced a big new op yesterday because it was the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, and they have an over-inflated sense of self-importance. Their plan? Convince indie developers that the Independent Games Festival and IndieCade are colluding with corrupt developers. Because Ethics In Games Journalism. Sadly for Gamergate, it's not going over so well.

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  4. No, the Game Journalist Who Contacted the Moms of Threatening Trolls Is Not Being Sued

    Alanah Pearce, the gaming journalist who took new and exciting steps to combat those sending her rape threats online by telling their mothers what they were up to would like to clear something up: She's not getting sued by any of the families for defamation.

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  5. Things We Saw Today: Congrats on Making the Gamergate SJW Blocklist!

    High five team!

    You'll be happy to know that every single one of The Mary Sue's editors have wound up on GamerGate's SJW autoblock list, and we can now proudly wear this badge designed by Kate Leth. Well, that's not quite true - all of us except our one male editor made the list. Funny, that. (via Twitter)

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. This Gaming Journalist Fights Back Against The Trolls Who Threatened Her By Contacting Their Mothers

    "I'm telling MOM!"

    One video games journalist has found a rather clever way of calling out the harassers who find their way to her social media accounts. She goes to their families. She goes to their moms.

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  9. Anita Sarkeesian Is Animated On The Cover Of Bloomberg As A “Video Game Avenger”

    Blastin' through tropes like the Kool-Aid Man.

    Ok, but what class of Social Justice Warrior is Video Game Avenger? Is that higher or lower than Feminist Mage? Plz advise.

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  10. Some Twitter Users Are Mad About Gamergate Block Bots. Too Bad We Can’t Hear Them

    "But why can't I talk to people who don't want to hear me!? Unfair!"

    In the wake of Gamergate and all the harassment that has gone with it, some intrepid Twitter users have set up auto-blocking apps to free your timeline of harassment, and everything is rainbows and unicorns again! Just kidding. Now people are mad they've been blocked with... varying degrees of validity.

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