[TRIGGER WARNING: MISOGYNISTIC SLURS, ABLEISM]
Then why the fuck did I have to read this yesterday? [Ableist language at link]
I'm Brianna Wu, And I'm Risking My Life Standing Up To Gamergate
Why does Brianna Wu have "a folder on my hard drive with letters from dozens and dozens of women who’ve abandoned their dream of becoming game developers due to Gamergate, some as young as 12"?
Why is there something called "Kotaku in Action" operating on Reddit that's made up of "fringe of gamer doxxers who slanders us creates a culture that is making it impossible for us to do our jobs."
If GamerGate isn't about harassment, then why is it that GamerGate had to be banned from 4chan because they violated the site's ToS (yes, 4chan actually does have rules), specifically the part about no doxxing and harassment campaigns? Why then did they flee to something called 8chan, where they continue to announce frequent harassment campaigns that include prizes (I went to the site, I've seen this with my own eyes) and also contains something called "Baphomet, the most hardcore doxxing and swatting site on the Internet."
Why is it that I heard story after story after story after story of GamerGate people harassing women, always women, and when I complain that it's only women then they break out a list of men they've harassed LIKE THAT MAKES IT BETTER. OH MY GOD STOP HARASSING PEOPLE.
Why is it that I can't have a conversation with a GamerGate person without eventually being called a cunt, accused of not being a real gamer, uncovering obvious lies told about women, or more often all three?
Can someone answer these questions for me? Without calling me a cunt?