gamergate

SXSW Caves To Pressure To Reinstate Sexual Harassment Panels After ‘GamerGate’ Debacle

Annual Austin, TX event South By South West recently dealt with the venom of the dangerous Gamergate community – who threatened violence if they planned to go through with two…

Katrin Higher | November 1, 2015 - 11:00 am

Instagram Specifically Bans Female Nipples, Is Totes Fine With Male Nipples

Instagram’s new guidelines specifically ban images of female nipples except in the case of breastfeeding mothers, post-mastectomy breasts, and artwork.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 17, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Rigging The Hugos: A Sad Puppies/George R. R. Martin Explainer

Fandom is alight with scandal right now over the Hugo awards, if you hadn’t heard or don’t follow sci-fi and fantasy writing. I will be totally honest and say from…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 10, 2015 - 3:05 pm

The Obamas Are Starting An Education Initiative For Girls Around The World

Malala Yousafzai has inspired the Obamas to start a new initiative to support education for girls around the world. [Washington Post]
Vice President Biden will be the headline…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 3, 2015 - 6:25 pm

Get To Know The Women Of The #BlackLivesMatter Movement

Meet the women of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. [The Atlantic]
Is casual, everyday sexism making women sick? [The Guardian]
Islamaphobic bus ads in San Francisco have been “defaced”

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 27, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Hillary Clinton’s Detractors Are Staying Away From Gender-Based Attacks

Hillary Clinton’s critics are focusing less on gender-based attacks as the election season gears up. [New York Times]
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for transgender protections in…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 23, 2015 - 6:00 pm

India’s First Transgender Mayor: “My Focus Will Always Be My Community”

Read this interview with India’s first transgender mayor, Madhu Bai Kinnar. [Wall Street Journal]
The NFL’s first openly gay player, Michael Sam, is engaged! All together now: Awwwwwww.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 9, 2015 - 5:30 pm

MRA Site Accidentally Publishes John Birch Society Tract As #Gamergate Manifesto

This past November, Roosh V — a “Men’s Rights Activist,” “seduction guru” (LOL FOREVER) and proprietor of the batshit MRA site “Return of Kings” — decided to start a new…

Robyn Pennacchia | January 9, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Gamergate Supporters Tried To Send A SWAT Team To A Critic’s House, Got The Wrong Address

Last Friday night, about 20 police officers responded to a tip that an armed man was holding people hostage in a home in southwest Portland — only to determine that…

Robyn Pennacchia | January 5, 2015 - 3:15 pm

White Americans Don’t Think Race Played A Part In The Deaths Of Mike Brown Or Eric Garner

There is a tremendous divide between Black and White perceptions of the Mike Brown and Eric Garner cases, with the majority of White Americans convinced that race did not…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 8, 2014 - 5:00 pm

On Death, Identity, Humanity In Video Games, And Why Majora’s Mask Is So Important

If you’re into pop culture blogs, but not so into Nintendo, you might have noticed that a lot of people are REALLY REALLY EXCITED about the release of the Legend…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 7, 2014 - 9:30 am

The Best Tweets Of #ReaderGate (So Far)

Writer Tauriq Moosa tweeted out a link to a conversation he’d had about PS4 specs and firmware versus XBox One on a gaming web site, saying, “at least this is…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 6, 2014 - 3:30 pm
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