Zoe Quinn made a free game, the writers you people are targeting are at the absolute bottom of the industry. They have no power and little reach.
Why not target the corrupt YouTubers that can influence MILLIONS of children and teens? Oh wait, the people actually being paid by billion dollar corporations are beacons of purity and integrity. AAA publishers are our friends, they totally don't view us all as easily brainwashed sheep.(even when they openly say they do)
No one's hurting you, Gone Home will never replace Call of Duty.
Gaming outlets are too scared of pissing off any chunk of their (sometimes paying) communities, so it's nice to see the mainstream media picking up the two month old slack. The harassment victims have had to stand alone until recently, Zoe Quinn even had to take up investigative journalism while the supposed "professionals" were endlessly chatting about being addicted to the "terrible, yet captivating" Destiny.
Brianna Wu is going to get even more shit after calling out a couple of specific sites at the end, I hope our community can act better than last time.
I agree with TC 100%. The movement was founded by a bigot(Adam Baldwin), and all it's really succeeded at is harassing women out of their homes. The movement couldn't care less about corruption, they ignored Yogscast, and YouTuber corruption(people with considerably more pull than any journalist), they ignored the Mordor shit, and they couldn't have cared less when Billion dollar corporations say they brainwash consumers.
All they actually care about are women writers and small, powerless indies "polluting" their sites with "SJW bullshit". All these big sites fucking do is report on AAA games, articles about sexism account for less than 1% of their total output. It's a fucking joke. Also, YOU DON'T HAVE TO READ ANY OF IT!
Literal nazis have associated themselves with the movement, by the way.
It's so crazy to me that the film and comic book industry have spoken out against the harrasment way more than any "mainstream" game writers have. Alex had a few Twitter outbursts when it first started, but he and everyone else has been almost completely silent on the matter.
I completely understand not wanting to be hacked, It just bums me out to see them be quiet when people they are(were) friends with are being assaulted every day. Jenn Frank's lack of support was especially depressing, since she was always a huge fan and defender of Giant Bomb.
@dr_mantas: How are you being silenced? Nobody cares that you've spent half your time on Giant Bomb railing against Patrick, women, and "offended" people. I don't care that you #SideWithAnthonyCumia. I don't care that you threatened to leave the site because Ryan felt really bad about saying a certain slur on a stream.
You're the kind of person that regularly equates criticism with censorship.("I have the right to say whatever I want, so don't you dare SAY anything in response") No one's stopping you from saying jack shit, go mutter off in the corner of your room. Forums have rules and moderation, don't like it? Go to 4chan or buy an apple box and start ranting in the middle of the street.