Does #GamerGate Have The Support Of Female Gamers?

As #GamerGate continues to stir up controversy both within and beyond the gaming community, plenty of female gamers have spoken up in support of the movement. A panel of female gamers joins us to discuss what they really think #GamerGate is about.

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scark921880d ago

They make powerful points! Well done for fighting for us gamers!

Septic1880d ago (Edited 1880d ago )

Yes they do! Wicked video! Why is NeoGaf, a forum being singled by Jennie Bharaj though?

Also sorry if this comment goes against the crux of this topic, but some of those women were cute.

Btw, I haven't been following this too closely because, this whole issue just seemed to be overblown to me but watching this video, I'm starting to realise how big the issue really is.

Kenshin_BATT0USAI1880d ago

Neogaf's owner refuses to allow discussion of pro-gamergate, going so far as to ban members and insult them for talking about it.

Mr Pumblechook1880d ago (Edited 1880d ago )

Jennie Bharaj does fantastically in summing up the points. As do the other women including Jenna.

They basically say that the gaming media are calling GamerGate an attack on women. But these three passionate and articulate gamer women say this is dishonest and it is to deflect from criticism of corruption by mainstream media.

TheWackyMan1880d ago

They are the holy trinity of gamergate

thorstein1880d ago (Edited 1880d ago )

Not sure how to read that. Can you expound? Are you saying they are the ones that are screaming "Mysogyny?"

They certainly don't seem to saying that, rather they are arguing that there is too much cronyism in gaming reviewers and developers.

Jemma: "It isn't about mysogyny. Gamers do not hate women."

BTW, the interviewer is terrible. Ugh. He keeps trying to make it something it isn't.

TheWackyMan1880d ago

What? I mean they as in the 3 women supporting gamergate on Hufftington Post Live.

thorstein1880d ago

Sorry. I mean, how do you define #gamergate?

According to these three women, it is about terrible journalism and reviews that are not accurate. They further claim that it is being hijacked by people trying to push their own ideologies (ie misogyny, minority representation in games, etc.)

So for them, it is terrible journalism and bad review practices and you are applauding them for their efforts? Correct?

Godmars2901880d ago

And you problem with that is...?

thorstein1880d ago (Edited 1880d ago )

At Godmars...what?

I ask someone to clarify what he means by expounding on it and your response to me doing so is

"And you[r] problem with that is...?"

A) The question as part of the discussion of the video was aimed at Wacky. He answered.

B) Problem? This question makes no sense, especially after I already explained my stance above.

mhunterjr1880d ago

That IS what it's about.

Septic1880d ago

Come on Godmars wtf? The chap asked a legit question and you respond like that? Ffs...


Yeah I'm kinda new to this whole Gamergate thing too. Was gonna ask the same question.

Godmars2901880d ago (Edited 1880d ago )

"According to these three women, it is about terrible journalism and reviews that are not accurate. They further claim that it is being hijacked by people trying to push their own ideologies (ie misogyny, minority representation in games, etc.)"

You pretty much summed up GG, yet seemed to no understand it.

While militant feminist pushing Marxist ideologies into gaming is a bigger problem, inserting transparency into gaming media would at the very least make that effort harder. Stop them from blackballing devs who don't want to be controlled by them as well as protect others.

It may also clear up other issues like buggy games being given passing glowing reviews or lead to the report of 40k online accounts.

As is however, we have to work at just being heard over all of the sexist claims and death threats.

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Harold_Finch1880d ago

Stop putting GATE at the end of every issue please.

Trigger_War1880d ago

Other pedantic points include:

Don't end words with "aholic".

Steampunk and other words should not end in "punk" as they do not include the "punk" aspect of the original "cyberpunk" rules.

There was no trigger warning on this video.

Harold_Finch1880d ago (Edited 1880d ago )

I don't even know what Gamergate is, because the "gate" part looks so pretentious that i don't think that it deserves my time.

If you could explain it to me, without the use of words such as gate and rhododendron, it''ll be all good and i'll listen?

Trigger_War1879d ago

Using the word "gate" as a suffix is a linguist tic denoting a wide-reaching scandal. It originated during the Nixon era where agents working for Richard Nixon infiltrated the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee in the Watergate hotel.

More information:

WeAreLegion1880d ago

It works here because it's about corruption.

Harold_Finch1880d ago

Yeah but it isn't in the Gamergate hotel. It's probably in a fooking PREMIER INN!!!

thorstein1880d ago

Attn: Media. Please stop interviewing trolls like Anita Sarkeesian and start interviewing women like Jennie Bharaj, Georgina Young, and Jemma Morgan.

Roccetarius1880d ago (Edited 1880d ago )

Just because they're female doesn't stop them from supporting GG. I'd say those who do probably have their head installed correctly.

Pretty much anything the anti-GG supporters come up with, is unable to sustain a counter. It's such a weak foundation they base their arguments on. That's why certain unmentionable names have no interest in talking about it, because they know their points aren't going to hold.

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