Brianna Wu: The Internet Ruined My Life

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Read the embedded CNN article by Sara Ashley O’Brien on Brianna Wu appearing on SyFy’s “The Internet Ruined My Life,” where after nearly two years and 200 death threats, online harassment has become just another aspect of her daily life:
http://money.cnn.com/2016/03/16/technology/syfy-the-internet-ruined-my-life-gamergate-brianna-wu/index.html

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Under the guise of pushing for journalistic reform and anti-censorship in gaming, GamerGate has targeted prominent women critics and designers like Sarkeesian, Zoe Quinn, Brianna Wu and Leigh Alexander with a relentless campaign of threats and harassment.” —Rolling Stone Magazine

Too many women have had their lives upended by the severe threats and harassment they have received online, and they often feel they have nowhere to turn for help. … These threats cause fear for personal safety, create a chilling effect on free speech, and have a negative economic impact for women conducting business online. That is why we’re asking the Department of Justice to enforce laws that are already on the books, and make these cases a priority.” 
—Congresswoman Katherine Clark

SXSW: The most (and least) remarkable thing about the online harassment summit

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Read the embedded article in the Washington Post, by Brian Fung, on the online harassment summit at SXSW. Panelists included Brianna Wu, Randi Harper, Katherine Cross, and others:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/03/13/sxsw-the-most-and-least-remarkable-thing-about-the-online-harassment-summit/

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Under the guise of pushing for journalistic reform and anti-censorship in gaming, GamerGate has targeted prominent women critics and designers like Sarkeesian, Zoe Quinn, Brianna Wu and Leigh Alexander with a relentless campaign of threats and harassment.” —Rolling Stone Magazine

Too many women have had their lives upended by the severe threats and harassment they have received online, and they often feel they have nowhere to turn for help. … These threats cause fear for personal safety, create a chilling effect on free speech, and have a negative economic impact for women conducting business online. That is why we’re asking the Department of Justice to enforce laws that are already on the books, and make these cases a priority.” 
—Congresswoman Katherine Clark

Tech’s Harassment Problem Is Much Bigger Than This SXSW Catastrophe

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Read the Huffington Post editorial on why the SXSW decision to cancel the anti-harassment panel is not only bad for SXSW, but also for the tech industry, and part of the problem the panel was trying to highlight:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sxsw-gamergate-panels-harassment_562f8299e4b0c66bae5964a4

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Under the guise of pushing for journalistic reform and anti-censorship in gaming, GamerGate has targeted prominent women critics and designers like Sarkeesian, Zoe Quinn, Brianna Wu and Leigh Alexander with a relentless campaign of threats and harassment.” —Rolling Stone Magazine

This Is Not a Game: How SXSW Turned GamerGate Abuse Into a Spectator Sport

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Read the embedded article by Arthur Chu on SXSW using Gamergate harassment as an excuse to cancel an anti-harassment panel, and other fuckery: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/10/27/this-is-not-a-game-how-sxsw-turned-gamergate-abuse-into-a-spectator-sport.html

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Under the guise of pushing for journalistic reform and anti-censorship in gaming, GamerGate has targeted prominent women critics and designers like Sarkeesian, Zoe Quinn, Brianna Wu and Leigh Alexander with a relentless campaign of threats and harassment.” —Rolling Stone Magazine

One Year Later, The Women Of Gamergate Open Up: There’s A Lot Of Work To Do, Still

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Read the embedded MTV News article and interview with Zoe Quinn and Brianna Wu, discussing what has changed for the better, but also the long way still to go in the fight against Gamergate, and sexism and misogyny in the tech and video game industry (and, really, society at large): http://www.mtv.com/news/2245633/gamer-gate-one-year-later/

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Under the guise of pushing for journalistic reform and anti-censorship in gaming, GamerGate has targeted prominent women critics and designers like Sarkeesian, Zoe Quinn, Brianna Wu and Leigh Alexander with a relentless campaign of threats and harassment.” —Rolling Stone Magazine

A moment that changed me – Gamergate

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Read the embedded editorial by Brianna Wu on what she’s learned and how she’s moving forward in the run-up to the one-year anniversary of Gamergate (the beginning of the “movement”, not the ongoing attacks):
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/21/gamergate-sexism-games-industry-women-trolls

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Under the guise of pushing for journalistic reform and anti-censorship in gaming, GamerGate has targeted prominent women critics and designers like Sarkeesian, Zoe Quinn, Brianna Wu and Leigh Alexander with a relentless campaign of threats and harassment.” —Rolling Stone Magazine

Signal Boost – GG attacks SXSW panels on online safety, harassment, and VR

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Read the embedded call for help against Gamergate’s downvoting brigade of South by Southwest (SXSW) panels that discuss online safety, or simply include people they don’t like:
https://jwernimont.wordpress.com/2015/08/18/signal-boost-gg-attacks-sxsw-panels-on-online-safety-harassment-and-vr/

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Under the guise of pushing for journalistic reform and anti-censorship in gaming, GamerGate has targeted prominent women critics and designers like Sarkeesian, Zoe Quinn, Brianna Wu and Leigh Alexander with a relentless campaign of threats and harassment.” —Rolling Stone Magazine

‘This has got to change’: Women game developers fight sexism in industry

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Read the embedded article on the progress of women game developers against hate and misogyny, sexism, and the continued battle for safety and better representation in gaming (in the last year):
http://www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/game-on-women-are-developing-new-video-games-and-a-new-culture/

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Under the guise of pushing for journalistic reform and anti-censorship in gaming, GamerGate has targeted prominent women critics and designers like Sarkeesian, Zoe Quinn, Brianna Wu and Leigh Alexander with a relentless campaign of threats and harassment.” —Rolling Stone Magazine

GamerGate, Twitter, Feminism

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Read the embedded Tumblr post by PyroTyger on the paper-thin (and false) arguments from some of Gamergate’s loudest voices, and the rabid attacks on anyone who questions their inconsistencies (or flat out lies):
http://pyrotyger.tumblr.com/post/125129759336/gamergate-twitter-feminism

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Under the guise of pushing for journalistic reform and anti-censorship in gaming, GamerGate has targeted prominent women critics and designers like Sarkeesian, Zoe Quinn, Brianna Wu and Leigh Alexander with a relentless campaign of threats and harassment.” —Rolling Stone Magazine

Rookie Rep. Katherine Clark Takes Fight To Online Abusers

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Read the embedded article and listen to the recording of Rep. Katherine Clark, speaking on WBUR of her push to have Congress and law enforcement work harder to protect victims of online harassment and threats:
http://www.wbur.org/2015/07/08/clark-online-harassment-gamers

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Under the guise of pushing for journalistic reform and anti-censorship in gaming, GamerGate has targeted prominent women critics and designers like Sarkeesian, Zoe Quinn, Brianna Wu and Leigh Alexander with a relentless campaign of threats and harassment.” —Rolling Stone Magazine