What ‘GamerGate’ Reveals About the Silencing of Women

For years, the online gaming community has faced criticism for its often abysmal treatment of women. But even more evidence of this systemic sexism has emerged in recent weeks, prompting a wave of denials and counterattacks from a huge number of gamers. Their vitriol, in turn, provides an excellent example of what crowdsourced silencing of already marginalized voices can look like—and how chillingly effective that silencing can be. Just a few days after credible, violent threats drove independent critic Anita Sarkeesian out of her home in late August, Depression Quest developer Zoë Quinn withstood a deluge of online harassment, which included the publication of her phone number along with nude photographs.

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Big_Game_Hunters1553d ago ShowReplies(1)
LostDjinn1553d ago

So gamers brought Anita and Zoes' deceitful, greed motivated behaviour on themselves? Seriously?

Yeah, good luck with that.

CaptainObvious8781551d ago

This is a classic shaming tactic used by feminists and SJWs. Instead of focusing on the actual argument and maturely address the criticism they receive, they scream "misogynist!!" to anyone that has anything negative to say.

They do this because they know dam why how utterly sexist, hypocritical and stupid their argument is, so they try to silence the nay-sayers.

The title of this article is very ironic.

Serrafina1553d ago

In the article, I read the line about women who act as a gaming critic is viewed corrupted, but I don't believe this because many guys and girls often focus more on what the written or verbal content is rather then the speaker.

Scatpants1551d ago

Somebody needs to silence some women. I remember a day when the videogame scene didn't have anyone whining about anything. Now it's everywhere you look. I don't like this new crybaby culture that has been forming over the past decade or so.

Dlacy13g1551d ago

Wait... I am confused. Are you saying that the gamer whining / crying mentality that has emerged is directly related to women?

Scatpants1551d ago

They seem to be a large part of it.

hazelamy1551d ago

you don't like people complaining about something they dislike in the gaming industry, so you complain about it.

right. >_>

Scatpants1551d ago

You're right, I think I'll do a Kickstarter to fund a 10 part video series about it.

masterfox1551d ago (Edited 1551d ago )

the Silencing of Women ? hmmm what ? go and see a twitch streaming by a women, these gender talks/scream/yells like a mothe#$^fueckr! where is the silencing ?

Women like attention and receive more of it and this is no different, in the end they want the same rights as men so knowing that lets begin by: women Shut the hell up or I will tea-bag-you! :D

Gezmoyassine1551d ago (Edited 1551d ago )

When things don't go their way this what they do.How else will they get what they want.They need to stop making it look like they are victims.

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