So... I just want to say I agree with the sentiment of this campaign and support it, but I don't think this is a very good article at all.
I mean, I'm all for equality and if women are treated poorly in this industry (I'm a guy, so I don't get exposed that much to it) then this is a worthwhile cause and awareness should be raised. I wholeheartedly support this.
However, this article just comes across as if it's written by someone who's butthurt because people were dicks to him (or dicks in general). Also, as a journalist myself, I feel like it's just kinda lazy. It's a blog post, really, and I feel like Patrick - as a member of the staff - should be above this. And as much as raising awareness is fine, just quoting a bunch of tweets doesn't necessarily make a great article.
I'm kind of a fan of Patrick's work here on the site, I think he's a good journalist and writer in general and I have no problem with him tackling social issues in these pieces. I thought the articles he did about the fighting game scene and the misoginy there were quite good. This one, however, is not.
He did say he's planning on doing interviews and other more investigative articles about this subject, so I'll just say I'm really looking forward to those.