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Yet another woman in gaming has been driven from her home by death threats

Post memes on Twitter making fun of #GamerGaters, get death threats.
Post memes on Twitter making fun of #GamerGaters, get death threats.

The memes above? A fan of indie game developer Brianna Wu made them, using the text from some of Wu’s acerbic tweets about #GamerGaters. Wu thought the memes were funny, and posted them to Twitter.

It turns out that #GamerGaters don’t really have much of a sense of humor about themselves.

Over on 8chan, the regulars decided to take over the meme.

It got nastier — TRIGGER WARNING for what follows for explicit, violent threats.

And nastier still.

Oh, but #GamerGate isn’t about misogyny. …

Then, believe it or not, it got worse:

And then it escalated to death threats:

All this because she made a few fucking jokes on Twitter. About #GamerGaters. While being a woman.

Oh, but #GamerGate is about ethics.

But guess what, assholes:

 

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Tom J. Nelson
6 years ago

Author (And outspoken feminist) John Scalzi posted on this as well, and linked to your bingo card. http://whatever.scalzi.com/2014/10/11/my-thoughts-this-morning-on-gamergate/

Johanna Roberts
6 years ago

I really wish the GamerGate twits would vanish completely. Everytime we speak up, shit like this happens. I hope she and her family stay safe. This is some seriously terrifying shit.

bodycrimes
6 years ago

And just yesterday there were articles in the UK papers telling women that the solution to internet harassment was to grow a thicker skin.

Howard
Howard
6 years ago

Jesus fucking christ. That’s some disturbing shit right there. Here’s hoping Brianna stays safe.

hellkell
hellkell
6 years ago

I want to find all their mothers and tell them what they’ve been doing with their online time.

Tracy
Tracy
6 years ago

Yeah, this is about ethics in gaming journalism. For fuck’s sake.

@bodycrimes so basically the old ‘just ignore them’ shite. Or more accurately the ‘if you don’t like the heat, stay out of the kitchen’ shite. I am so sick of this reaction, as if the internet in general, or gaming, or wherever, is a place that is just default hostile to women and that’s totes okay, just the way it is, suck it up if you wanna play there. Boys will be boys. What’s next: ‘he just pulls your hair/doxxes you/sends you rape threats because he likes you’?

Tracy
Tracy
6 years ago

@helkell or their wives, or their daughters, or their sisters, nieces…

Bad_dog
Bad_dog
6 years ago

Not just their mothers, I wish there was a way that the shit these dudebros say and do could be revealed to EVERYONE they know. Imagine if these pieces of human waste had to explain their words and actions to their families, teachers, friends, girlfriends… “ya I told a women to go die and helped other guys threaten her and posted her address online all because women playing video games makes me mad”. I really hate these dudes. They go on and on about “women and consequences” while posting anonymously on the Internet. Way to go cowards.

jiggawutt
jiggawutt
6 years ago

Don’t worry guys, this is only a few bad apples… And by that i mean the whole goddamn barrel

Tom J. Nelson
6 years ago

Jiggawutt, its an entire fucking orchard of apples carefully bred to be shitstains.

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
6 years ago

And just yesterday there were articles in the UK papers telling women that the solution to internet harassment was to grow a thicker skin.

Indeed. Skin that is literally bulletproof, like Superman! I bet Superman would not be afraid of someone coming to his house with a ka-bar.

Kootiepatra
Kootiepatra
6 years ago

This kind of stuff makes me so frustrated with outlets that insist on trying to give voice to the GamerGaters’ grievances — all in the name of “fairness”, of course. I hate that they are rewarding the temper tantrum at all, but I especially hate that they are rewarding criminal behavior like this.

GamerGaters are entitled to not like the changes they see in the industry. They are entitled to be misogynistic twerps who are scared of girls getting cooties all over their super manly hardcore games. They are entitled to object to whatever aspects of gaming, game development, and game journalism they don’t like, even if their opinions are straight out of the most backwards corner of the Middle Ages. They are entitled to protest, to write blogs, to write petitions. Whatever.

They do NOT have any right whatsoever to threaten, doxx, harass, or otherwise harm people they don’t like.

I wish to anything that mainstream outlets would categorically refuse to give them an audience unless and until they stop attacking women. Whatever “good points” they have are not worth terrorizing people over.

John Scalzi retweeted this earlier; I wish there were a thousand more articles like it. http://www.sibylmoon.com/time-to-leave-gamergate/

kinginascendent
6 years ago

It never was about ethics in games journalism or the industry. It was just another justification for lashing out at women rather than deal with whatever issues are affecting them psychologically.

Bina
Bina
6 years ago

(waits for someone to bleat that that poor oppressed “death to” dude shouldn’t be silenced, because what if it was one of ours?, yadda yadda…)

jbgarner58
6 years ago

Reblogged this on J. B. Garner – Musings of a Starving Author and commented:
Long-time readers of this blog probably have a sense of my moral beliefs by now. I usually try to minimize my political thoughts and focus on writing, but things like this force reactions.

I whole-heartedly support all the women who have to fight against this kind of sexist assault every day.

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

Hellkell,
I have that some impulse, but the cynic in me thinks that these guys are like this partly because their parents think their precious boy can do no wrong and validate every behavior, no matter how bad.

I’m babysitting my friend’s 15 month old son right now and I cringe to think he’s shortly going to be told by the world that he should treat others as subhuman because he is a white male. Luckily his parents are good people and will teach him better. But the rest of the world is a lot to overcome.

inurashii
inurashii
6 years ago

Brianna is my best friend’s most recent boss. This shit is creeping steadily, slowly closer, and every single time I wonder how long before they come for me. And inevitably call it a ‘false flag’.

*sigh*

I made this little app where candy compliments you, in case it’ll make anyone feel better. http://inurashii.xyz/AffirmApp/

Aunt Edna
Aunt Edna
6 years ago

Wow.

Jay Elmore
6 years ago

Funny thing about the use of the term “bad apples” to deflect criticism of GG; the original proverb was “One bad apple spoils the barrel”, which pretty much describes the GG movement to a T.

thepestoa (@thepestoa)

http://www.fakehatecrimes.org/

Was most likely one of your own who sent the threats. SJW’s love making false hate crimes

http://tinypic.com/?t=postupload

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
6 years ago

inurashii that app needs a content warning for adorableness and awesome. I love it!

Boogerghost
Boogerghost
6 years ago

Not sure what that one troll was going for with the Phil Fish reference (Suck my dick/choke on it), but it adds another layer of tacky/ironic/strange. Firstly because Phil himself was allegedly driven out of the industry by online abuse (still got my fingers crossed it wasn’t for good), and then also because he’s been openly denouncing GamerGate misogyny. Plus “Suck my dick. Choke on it.” represented Phil’s efforts to fight back with confidence – if not with much tact or nuance – against his detractors, who included both regular old critics and straight-up harassers. It’s not exactly a rallying cry for justice, but any GamerGater trying to reappropriate it has doubly proved they’re not really interested in anything but douchebaggery.

tinyorc
6 years ago

https://twitter.com/reptile09/status/520959562531487744

Brought to you by the people who created #notyourshield, everyone.

Does anyone know a home remedy for getting irony out of your pores?

Jay Elmore
6 years ago

David: I love the guy responding to your farewell by claiming that you are being used by Anita Sarkeesian as “a means to an end”. The irony, it is too much.

Orion
6 years ago

Inurashii, I love your app. I have to say that when I got to the green candy who says “we love the meadow because it is so peaceful” the world flipped from adorable to creepy for me, but it’s an enjoyable experience either way.

inurashii
inurashii
6 years ago

haha, that’s funny because I write a lot of horror games too XD
Maybe I’ll rephrase jolly’s dialogue.

Talking pudu
Talking pudu
6 years ago

Wait, the person threatening has no mention of anything related to gamergate. How was the connection made?

vaiyt
6 years ago

Can someone make a meme with this text:

SEES WOMAN ASSOCIATING GAMERGATE WITH MISOGYNY

RESPONDS BY PROVING SHE’S RIGHT

daintydougal
daintydougal
6 years ago

inurashii wins. All hail Bootsy…inurashii!

thermonictriode
6 years ago

Inurashii, AffirmApp is brilliant. (Tho’ I sort of want to see one with flowers or kittens because it weirds me out when food talks.)

NonServiam
6 years ago

I can be really flippant about the trolls and misogynists that whine about women wanting to be respected for their work in video games, but real talk: it’s absolutely sickening how much harassment women in the industry have to put up with. How on earth can anyone get to the point where you’re threatening people’s lives over memes and tweets?

nikoofdeath
nikoofdeath
6 years ago

I thought you people supported Phil Fish? Why did you put a trigger warning before a Phil Fish quote?

Also getting scared of maymays you choose to look at is ridiculous.

cloudiah
6 years ago

13-year-old asshats have a lot of time on their hands. Glad Brianna appears to still be going strong.

Bina
Bina
6 years ago

“A means to an end”, says the useless idiot. Who is being used as a means to an end by 4chan and Bog knows who all else.

AltoFronto
AltoFronto
6 years ago

I haven’t been able to see any embedded images in this or the last few posts (I can see the header image and read the block-quotes just fine). Does anyone else have this problem, or is it just something screwy going on at my end of the tube?

Probably just as well I can’t see the misogyny, it would only make me sad.

Monster Garden
Monster Garden
6 years ago

I’m having the same problem as AltoFronto– it started around the “panty sniffer” post. So it’s not just you. And while I’m fine not having to see these asshats flail, I am curious.

seraph4377
6 years ago

Reblogged this on Dreams of the Shining Horizon and commented:
#Gamergate finds another woman to harass.
#Gamergate is about harassing women and trying to drive them out of video games. It was always about harassing women and trying to drive them out of video games. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying.

Kootiepatra
Kootiepatra
6 years ago

@AltoFronto and @Monster Garden – The images (including the background) won’t load for me at work, though they do load for me on my home network. Could be some kind of firewall/blocked sites?

MordsithJ
6 years ago

I was having the same problem, then I turned off Adblock.

lol
lol
6 years ago

Shooting for feminist brownie points. How can you only be concerned with issues of one gender? You’re like the Al Sharpton of females 18-24

HJ
HJ
6 years ago

“If you have any kids, they’re going to die too….”
Because you made some memes.

People who write this kind of stuff off, say oh well deal with it it’s the internet….
are sick and sad.

I hope Brianna stays safe and applaud her for not running away from all this. They’ve chased so many women away because that is the tactic of hate-mongers who see someone as a threat. They feel they are entitled to terrorize people into silence, and that entitlement has to be called out. Definitely not defended or made to seem like it’s a joke. As they are so fond of pointing out, yes this is the Western World where women have rights. Like the First Amendment.

noko
noko
6 years ago

That guy who doxxed her never used the GG tag, though. How do you know it was one of them?

Monster Garden
Monster Garden
6 years ago

@MordsithJ: That worked like a charm, thanks!

LBT
LBT
6 years ago

RE: inurashii

Sneak adores your little candy app! Very soothing.

FrieVonFrieburger
FrieVonFrieburger
6 years ago

@inurashii

Love the app! Really cheered me up in this sweltering hot noon day 😀

@bodycrimes

What UK papers published that, out of curiosity? The Mail? The Telegraph?

pallygirl
pallygirl
6 years ago

I am hoping that this type of hate being spread online will lead to changes in laws, where perpetrators get made to answer for what they do.

Unmoderated spaces on the internet have become a cesspool. This is why we can’t have nice things.

Bonelady
Bonelady
6 years ago

Brenda Wu is a truly courageous woman. May she and her loved ones be safe.

fruitloopsie
fruitloopsie
6 years ago

WHOO!!! BRIANNA!! YOU GO GIRL!!!

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