No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry

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 :)

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#trigger warning: racial slurs #trigger warning: rape threats #trigger warning: death threats #important #sexism in gaming #harrasment

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Taken by Tali on the Citadel just before the close of the Reaper War.  Garrus keeps it in his wallet for a long, long time afterwards: right up until, almost fifteen years later, his wife asks him why he still keeps a picture of his dead ex-girlfriend with him.  He can’t explain, and so he transfers it to a drawer in his workshop … but he never forgets about it.  Decades later, when he’s an old man with several grandkids who never tire of his war stories, he still sometimes opens that drawer and takes the photograph out to look at.  Because even though she’s gone, Shepard is all around him still: in the peaceful Palaven sky and in the faces of his wife and his children and his grandchildren.  But for her sacrifice, all that he now has would be gone - or would never have existed to begin with.  For that, he will always love her.
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