I thought this particular blog post summed up how I feel about #gamergate. I am a gamer but you don’t have to be to understand that this senseless violence directed at women under the guise of journalistic ethics is absolutely appalling. Unfortunately we live in a world where the vast majority who believes feminism is no longer required – where news hosts can “excuse” young women from voting because too hot to care and where toddler Halloween customers for girls look like lingerie.
I have been forced, through sheer volume of Twitter exposure, to learn what #Gamergate is.
I’m not a gamer. Never have been. I have no reason to take any interest at all in the internal politics of the gaming community. But there’s this stupid hashtag peppering my Twitter feed, compelling me to find out what the hell it means.
Well, sort of. I know what some of its proponents say it means and I know what basically all of its opponents say it means. To be frank, I don’t care how it started (actually, given that the term was coined by Adam Baldwin, I’m actively bummed to know how it started) or whether the original accusation of bias has any merit (seems like it doesn’t, but I’m not going to do enough research to be able to speak with any authority on that). Here’s what I care about: Gamergate…
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