Horrifying misogyny aside, I am actually amazed at the outpouring of hate and vitriol directed at this woman who has done nothing more offensive or terrible than suggesting we ought to take a look at female tropes in video games. It’s truly incredible, the amount of absolute psychopathy aimed at someone who is essentially a stranger.
Internet Dudes everywhere have become completely and totally unhinged at the very suggestion that some woman, somewhere, might want to examine how females are treated in electronic gaming culture. They have lost their heads. They have taken leave of their senses entirely. DDoS attacks on her site. Photoshopped images of her being raped. Misogynist memes created about her. People trying to access and post her personal information (phone number, address, etc.). The YouTube comments, of course. Death threats. Wishes that she would experience some kind of violence, usually overtly sexual violence. Reporting her social media accounts as hate speech, terrorism, and spam. I mean, really crazy stuff. It’s insane. They don’t even know this woman, but the tired old message they’re sending is coming through loud and clear:
Tits or GTFO.