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GamerGate: 'Press must tackle misogyny,' says developer

Postby cronus » Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:56 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29616197

GamerGate: 'Press must tackle misogyny,' says developer

More video game news sites must place a spotlight on the misogynistic abuse that could drive women from the industry, a developer has demanded.

Brianna Wu, who said she faced death threats after speaking out, said the sites could help change the industry's culture.

A debate is raging in the sector about claims of corrupt relationships between some developers and reviewers.

But it has also regularly veered into the issues of feminism and misogyny.

"Every woman I know is terrified that what happened to me will happen to them next. And this is a true campaign of terror on women in the field," she told BBC News.

Ms Wu fled her home on Friday 10 October after graphic sexual threats were made against her.

The next day, she shared screenshots of tweets from one user who had threatened to murder her and her family, and had posted her home address to prove they knew where she lived.

The abuse came after she shared pictures on Twitter mocking players with sexist attitudes, who had used the Twitter hashtag GamerGate.

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Postby pErvinalia » Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:44 am

It's about the only sexual activity some of these sorry geeks will ever get.
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Postby cronus » Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:48 pm

rEvolutionist wrote:It's about the only sexual activity some of these sorry geeks will ever get.


First person shooters ask dangerous questions and not only of the players. :nono:
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Postby Forty Two » Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:09 pm

It looks like there is an agenda-driven movement among some in the games press. This seems to have started in August of 2014, when about 10 or so articles appeared simultaneously in the games press declaring gamers dead and descrying video gamer culture. It was discovered that some games journalists had been colluding behind the scenes to start this movement. Also, there were examples of video games journalists with conflicts of interest -- like the video game journalist who was sleeping with developer Zoe Quinn while he was reviewing her games.

There is a radical feminist movement to attack "gamers" because it was seen as a mostly male hobby.
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Postby cronus » Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:09 pm

Appears they have a two prong approach to cut the knackers of boys toys via gaming and science. They are becoming smart or there is a man in charge disguised as a woman? :nono:
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Postby cronus » Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:09 pm

Appears they have a two prong approach to cut the knackers of boys toys via gaming and science. They are becoming smart or there is a man in charge disguised as a woman? :nono:
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Postby Forty Two » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:10 pm

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Postby laklak » Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:12 pm

It's hard to get the tits to stick to them.
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Postby Hermit » Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:18 pm

laklak wrote:It's hard to get the tits to stick to them.
That's not the problem.

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Postby pErvinalia » Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:05 am

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Postby Forty Two » Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:47 pm

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