Content warning: This post contains graphic language, slurs and triggering content
This article is heartbreaking. And true.
There is a reason I throttled back on doing a lot of creative gaming content a few years ago. And why I still avoid taking some jobs in the gaming world when they’re offered to me. And why, when we have a female host on any of our Geek and Sundry gaming shows, we have to monitor the comments on YouTube extra, to remove the many comments that are offensive and pollute our community’s spirit of equality. Because I hate that shit.
There is an endemic acceptance in the gamer world that “well, it comes with the territory” when a woman receives threats and harassment and the hateful anonymous internet dialogue is focused on her body and whether they would “do” her or not. I don’t know why this became okay. It’s a vocal minority that has been given way too much power over the industry dialogue, and I am so happy to see more and more articles like this shining the light on what reasonable gamer men and women have been conned into accepting as a given.
NOTHING is a given in this world. And frankly, it taints the art form we so love and keeps it back from becoming more respected and more diverse to not at least TRY to fight it. Gaming deserves more than complacency in this area.
Even posting this link will cause me to receive hateful Tumblr PMs. I can always tell when something I write gets linked on certain places on the internet (like 4 Chan or a few other forums of troll-hood), because I’ll immediately get dozens of hate mails along the veins of what is posted in this article.
Well, I’m a lucky one to be prominent enough to have 10 supporters for every hater. I mostly feel sorry for girls and women who aren’t in my position, who may just give up on gaming when they’re too beaten down to fight anymore.
We have to change that. For the good of what we love doing, gamers! Okay, back to work :)
"I’m still alive but I’m barely breathing"
whats it with people calling japanese characters from japanese anime who live in japan and speak japanese and have japanese names white
The tags speak truth.
also finally got a hard drive for my wii u
now I can download more stuff, i’ll need this for the free game offer
ok so someone on passeryby named Jacob asked me to trade and after i agreed, proceeded only to show off all their shinies instead of actually trading
after i escaped the trade he challenged me to a battle and i was like sure ok and when i get the team preview THIS is what i see
the punchline of this post is that i only brought half a party and that i only used two pokemon, klefki and mega mawile, to annihilate all 6 of his mewtwos. smd jacob
my favorite bedtime stories
I want all the jacobs in the world to read this
when ur friend starts liking something u rly like
Currently, only Aradia’s, Tavros’ and Karkat’s horns are available, but we’ll be releasing more in due time!
I can’t get over the face of the girl wearing Tavros horns.
'So this is my job.'
come ooon shovel knight european release
I kickstarted it and want to play it on wii u already
ace attorney au where everything is the same except phoenix wright is a real phoenix and no one makes any comment of it or brings it up, he’s just a phoenix in peace