Why Is The Media Continuing To Sell Out Victims Of Abuse?

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Read the embedded article by Arthur Chu on the media’s penchant for sacrificing abuse victims to the gods of high ratings, clicks, and money:
http://www.theestablishment.co/2016/02/17/how-the-media-continues-to-sell-out-victims-of-abuse/

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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

Randi Harper: The Meaning of Victim

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Read the embedded blog post by Randi Harper on what it means to be a victim:
http://blog.randi.io/2015/02/23/the-meaning-of-victim/

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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

Shanley Kane: My Statement

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Read the embedded statement by Shanley Kane, recent victim of Milo Yiannopoulos, GamerGate, 8chan, MRAs, and an onslaught of online hate and harassment (PS. she has nothing to do with game journalism, but, you know, ethics):
http://pastebin.com/3jAQARCy

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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, meet Ferguson; Ferguson, meet GamerGate

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Read the embedded post on how the GamerGate hashtag reacted to Ferguson, or open the page in a separate window:
http://wehuntedthemammoth.com/2014/11/25/gamergate-meet-ferguson-ferguson-meet-gamergate

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Anna Kendrick on Feminism, GamerGate, and the Celebrity Hacking Attack

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Read the embedded article with Anna Kendrick that touches on feminism, GamerGate, and the treatment of women, or open the page in a separate window: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/11/25/anna-kendrick-on-feminism-gamergate-and-the-celebrity-hacking-attack.html

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Scrutiny: Some Thoughts on Thick Skin

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Read the embedded article on “thick skin” and victim blaming, or open the page in a separate window:
http://feministing.com/2014/11/13/scrutiny-some-thoughts-about-thick-skin/

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YouTube, Patreon, and the Rise of the Professional Victimizer

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Read the Storify on professional victimizers in a separate window:
https://storify.com/a_man_in_black/youtube-patreon-and-the-rise-of-the-professional-v

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Gamergate: Has the online world turned against women?

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Listen to the embedded interview with Brianna Wu on GamerGate and women’s online treatment, or open the page in a separate window: http://www.cbc.ca/q/blog/2014/10/21/gamergate-brianna-wu

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Brianna Wu: The Routine Harassment of Women in Male Dominated Spaces

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Read the embedded blog post by Brianna Wu, or open the page in a separate window:
http://secretgamergirl.tumblr.com/post/100182276170/the-routine-harassment-of-women-in-male-dominated

From Emma Watson’s nude threat to abusive YouTube comments: why women aren’t safe on the internet

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Read the embedded article on women’s safety on the internet, or open the page in a separate window:
http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/25/6841531/from-emma-watsons-nude-threat-to-abusive-youtube-comments-why-women