The actor hadn’t talked about gamergate due to fears of being ‘doxxed’ – and indeed she was, shortly after she spoke out. By Alex Hern
Felicia Day, a bona-fide geek goddess, talks about fears about speaking out against gamergate because she doesn’t want to be targeted by it, and how silence counts as a victory for the angry mob, and how fear isn’t going to stop her from doing what she loves.
50 minutes later, her personal information and address (she gets “doxxed”) were found and posted in the comments for all to see on her own damn blog by pro-gamergaters.
Two days ago, Chris Kluwe, former kicker for the Minnesota Vikings, and OLD-school gamer, wrote his second brilliant, profanity-laden tirade against Gamergate, and he hasn’t been doxxed yet. Magical penis powers apparently keep the gamergaters from going after him, but Felicia and Zoe Quinn and Anita Sarkeesian and Briana Wu are doxxed almost immediately.
Gamergate is not about journalistic integrity, I don’t care what ANYONE says. It is about silencing women, harassing women (and those that support them), and with the threats made to Utah State University because of Anita’s speaking engagement, ACTUAL TERRORISM.
The “Gamergate” movement is irreparably tainted with the evil and sliminess of the origins and the continuing harassment and threats. If you truly want ethics in gaming journalism, abandon gamergate, CONDEMN all of gamergate, and move on. Gamergate is synonymous with misogyny and assholishness. Leave it in the dust.
Heard about Felicia Day getting doxxed last night, still swearing about it.
What revolting pathetic people.