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  1. Zoë Quinn Talks #GamerGate On MSNBC

    Zoë Quinn has experienced two months of harassment at the hands of GamerGaters. Today, she followed in Brianna Wu's footsteps and appeared on MSNBC to talk about the abuse she's experienced and what it means for other women in the tech and gaming industries.

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  2. Joss Whedon, Boston Globe Journalist Smack Down “But GamerGate Is About Journalistic Ethics!” Argument

    Really? Realllly?

    Journalist writes about how GamerGate is fueled by a hatred of feminism and "social justice warriors." Journalist is invited to go to /r/KotakuInAction to see what the "real" GamerGate is about. Journalist does. Journalist is not swayed.

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  3. #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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  4. 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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  5. #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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  6. [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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  7. 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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  8. [UPDATED] Brianna Wu Describes “War On Women” In The Gaming Industry On MSNBC

    Cosigned.

    Game developer and podcaster Brianna Wu appeared on MSNBC's The Reid Report yesterday to discuss the ongoing harassment of women in gaming, and to share how male developers and journalists can help change that culture of misogyny from the top down.

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  9. What We Know About The Supposed “Snappening” Snapchat Hack

    Short version: not much, but it still really sucks. I mean, did Jennifer Lawrence's heartfelt words about violating personal property teach the Internet nothing?

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  10. 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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