It's Women, Not Games Journalists Who are Taking the Brunt of GamerGaters' Attacks

Posted by Matt Birchler
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Is GamerGate About Media Ethics or Harassing Women? Harassment, the Data Shows

But that number pales in comparison to the tweets received by Brianna Wu, another female game developer who has spoken out against GamerGate, and Anita Sarkeesian, who has been a vocal critic of sexism in gaming. Sarkeesian has been bombarded with 35,188 tweets since September 1, while Wu has gotten 38,952 in the same time period. Combined, these two women have gotten more tweets on the #GamerGate hashtag than all the games journalists Newsweek looked at combined. And, again, neither of them has committed any supposed “ethics” violations. They’re just women who disagree with #GamerGate.

Let's also remember that Briana Wu's only crime in this whole thing is having an opinion on the matter. And I guess being a woman.