If you haven’t heard, the gaming world has been facing criticism for its extreme and pervasive misogyny… and some gamers aren’t handling the criticism well.
A group of gamers using the hashtag “#Gamergate” have been pushing back on this critique, while claiming that they’re just concerned about “ethics in gaming journalism.” But these “concerns” seem to be aimed exclusively at women and often serve more to demonstrate the problem of misogyny in gaming culture than anything else. They’ve included threats of rape, death, and mass shootings and have forced Anita Sarkeesian and other women who have spoken out in the gaming community out their homes for fear of their safety.
But Anita isn’t backing down. Watch her appearance on the Colbert Report to find out what Gamergate is really about.