Not a Shield
 

Not a Shield

#NotYourShield is irrelevant. All movements love those who agree and submit. #GamerGate hates:

  1. women

  2. who refuse to get in line.

(Funny thing is, just minutes after tweeting that[a], a GamerGater came up and offered proof of the statement's correctness.)

The only question I have for any 'gater reading this is: If you are not about hate, when will Anita Sarkeesian[b], Zoe Quinn[c] and Brianna Wu[d] be able to return to a normal life free from the hate storm that you send their way now?

What we've seen is a disgrace for the whole IT industry[e]. I can't emphasize that enough. While the three I mention above have borne the brunt of the hate, ultimately for me this is about what kind of industry I want for myself - and as I said, an industry hostile to half of the world's population isn't really friendly to anyone. As Cliff Bleszinski[f] wrote way back in March 2013: We're not supposed to be a mob that's storming the gates with our pitchforks and torches. We're not the bullies. And that's what happened to Anita.[*] Luckily, Anita has managed to not just remain unbroken (a feat in itself), but also to rise up and become a speaker on the topic of feminism in gaming[g] and - by extension - the IT industry.

In the end, hate will not win. Love will keep going up, and up, and up...
In the end, hate will not win. Love will keep going up, and up, and up...

[a]

https://twitter.com/leosutic/status/573801738454573056

[b]

http://www.feministfrequency.com/

[c]

http://www.quinnspiracy.com/

[d]

http://www.bustle.com/articles/63466-im-brianna-wu-and-im-risking-my-life-standing-up-to-gamergate

[e]

http://news.yahoo.com/video-game-makers-grapple-diversity-054056312.html

[f]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_Bleszinski

[g]

http://www.pcauthority.com.au/News/400819,see-anita-sarkeesian-in-melbourne-next-month.aspx