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Brianna Wu Is Killing Virtual Nazis to Raise Funds for Her Congressional Campaign

She will also talk about her plans to grow the U.S. economy

To raise funds for her MA-8 congressional campaign, Brianna Wu will stream a Twitch playthrough of Wolfenstein II in which she kills virtual Nazis and discusses her plans for the U.S. economy. Multitasking!

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Things We Saw Today: Music From Last Night’s Flash/Supergirl Musical Can Now Be Yours!

If you loved "Duet," last night's musical crossover episode between The Flash and Supergirl on The CW, then you've likely been humming "Super Friend" to yourself all day today, and/or watching clips from it on YouTube. However, WaterTower music has released The Flash – Music From The Special Episode: Duet, which features seven tracks from the show.

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SXSW Makes Progress With Anti-Harassment Summit, but There’s Still Room for Improvement

In the ye olde age of 2015, SXSW got in some hot water for their decision to cancel two panels related to online harassment and gaming culture after they received violent threats from people who were very HOW DARE about... umm... people saying "hey, maybe we should talk about these violent threats happening on the Internet."

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Brianna Wu Talks About the Changing State of the Games Industry at InspireFest 2015

"What I'm looking forward to is another ten years into my career where I don't have to stand on stage talking about this."

Brianna Wu spoke about the ongoing struggle that women face entering the games industry. Even though she pointed out her disappointment with certain E3 discussion panels, she emphasized that the industry is slowly getting better.

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GTFO: The Movie Gives Voice to Women in Gaming

"This is a real person, and she deserves respect."

Last week, iTunes released Shannon Sun-Higginson's documentary GTFO: The Movie to the general public. In an interview with TIME, the director discussed her goals and the process of making the film about women in gaming.

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[UPDATED] Gamergate Death Threat Is a Slam Dunk for Prosecutors. Will They Act?

The death threat you're about to hear in this tape comes from Columbus, Ohio. The prosecuting attorney in that district is Ron O’Brien. If he wished, he could bring criminal charges against this man by the end of the day. I have an employee at my company whose entire job it is to research and catalogue these threats for law enforcement. And yet, terrifyingly, nothing has been done.

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[UPDATED] Transphobic Joke in Obsidian’s Pillars of Eternity Sparks Legitimate Concern; Jerks Whine Over Censorship

Dragon Age Inquisition's Krem set a pretty great example earlier this year of how to respectfully write a trans character into a world where not everyone they interact with will necessarily be understanding, but some backer-submitted content in Obsidian Entertainment's Pillars of Eternity recently demonstrated the exact opposite.

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Things We Saw Today: Hello Yes I’d Like to Play This Game Now Please

The princess is in whatever castle she damn well pleases.

This amazing redesign of Princess Peach (by Kirbi Fagan) is just one of many great female character redesigns in a blog post by Lauren Panepinto about the male gaze in art and entertainment and how including female perspectives doesn't take anything away from anyone else. Give it a read, check out the awesome art, and maybe join the invite-only Women in Fantasy Illustration Facebook group if you're so inclined.

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Brianna Wu, Margaret E. Atwood, Orphan Black, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, & More Included in 2015 Shorty Awards Nominations

Also Bob Vila?

The Hollywood Reporter has just revealed the nominations for this year's Shorty Awards for achievements on the internetz.

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Gamergate Supporter Who Threatened Brianna Wu Revealed To Be A Parody Character, Is Still An Asshole

AKA, The Boy Who Cried Troll.

Once again, everything is ruined by a dude who thinks he's a comedian but is actually just a dick. Way to go, Jan Rankowski! You've managed to do harassment victims, feminists, the art of comedy itself, and even gamergaters a huge disservice all at the same time.

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Things We Saw Today: This Captain Marvel Jacket Is Superfly

And cozy. Oh God, does it look cozy.

This handmade Captain Marvel-inspired jacket is available for $60 in sizes XXS-5XL from Etsy seller Dorisz1dSz. Shhhh, wallet. Shhhhh.

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Things We Saw Today: Rainbow Batman 75th Anniversary Pop! Figures!

The Funko we deserve.

"I must, Robin—I must wear a different-colored Batman costume each night!" -Batman [Really this time.] For Batman's 75th anniversary, you can collect six different-colored Pop! vinyl Batman figures. Hmmm... the yellow one reminds me of something...

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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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[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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Watch Anita Sarkeesian and Brianna Wu Talk Misogyny in Gaming on Yesterday’s Nightline

It's about ethics in late-night news journalism!

First the Colbert Report. Now the world.

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“You Are Winning:” Read An Ex-Gamergater’s Apology To Brianna Wu

Surprise!

"Whenever a confident woman comes along to have her say in any way she is shouted down and harassed by men like me. Men who have it so easy. We are blind to the faults of society and its focus on men. We don’t like to be challenged, but we should get used to it because I have some news for you: You are winning."

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Brianna Wu Setting Up A Legal Defense Fund For Women Targeted By Gamergate

Today in "sadly necessary..."

If you've been wondering where the repercussions are for harassers who have defamed the personal and professional character of female developers, revealed women's personal details online, and threatened terrorist acts, you're not alone.

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Newsweek Drills Down on Percentage of #GamerGate Tweets to Developers Rather Than Journalists, Results Are Predictable

Predictable by an order of magnitude.

"The Twitter frameworks show I've BLOCKED more users than Newsweek says sent me negative messages," said Brianna Wu.

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Adobe, Mercedes-Benz are Latest to Pull Ads at the Behest of GamerGate

-_-

You might be wondering what kind of doublespeak inanity is going on when tech giant Adobe's announcement that they're acquiescing to GamerGate requests is accompanied by an anti-bullying graphic, so allow us to explain. It's a series of unfortunate events.

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#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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