Heather N. isn’t buying into the idea that #GamerGate originates with certain handicaps of guys within gamer culture.
Noah Berlatsky explains why #MetalGate crashed and burned, and it has a lot to do with Metal’s history of social activism.
Evan Lauterborn explains how rampant harassment creates a hostile video game environment.
Matt Rozsa doesn’t see the passion of the basement generation as necessarily a bad thing, but it needs to be used for good, not oppression.
The backlash against statements by gaming commentator Anita Sarkeesian has writer Matthew Rozsa questioning mob mentality in the digital world.
“If there was a push to block trolls and their commentary, you would deny them their voice and reduce their opinions to irrelevance,” writes Angelus Morningstar.
Historian Oliver Lee Bateman examines a console gaming industry bent on peddling the same old trash to willing buyers.
Joanna Schroeder has known a lot of Nice Guys™ and understands the frustration and fear women feel as a result, but believes the bullying and humiliation happening on Nice Guys of OK Cupid is out of line.
Ally Fogg weighs in on the Anita Sarkeesian controversy.
Danny agrees with Ill Doctrine’s Jay Smooth about standing up against the attacks on Anita Sarkeesian. He just wishes the message hadn’t been delivered in a way that dismissed men’s issues as “blah blah blah”.
What was it about the woman who wants to change gender stereotypes in video games that brought out so much hate?