Felicia Day Writes About Fear of #GamerGate, Almost Immediately Gets Attacked By #GamerGaters

Actress (and highly public geek culture figure) Felicia Day wrote a rather personal entry in her Tumblr blog yesterday expressing her fears about #gamergate and how the misogyny-driven movement has affected her life in a negative way.

Well within an hour of posting it, Felicia Day was almost immediately “doxxed” by #Gamergaters.

I don’t know if participants in #Gamergaters understand the concept of “proving their opposition right,” but it seems to be their forte. We’ve avoided talking about #gamergate here at Nerd & Tie, not because we don’t have strong opinions about the hate-movement, but honestly because we were kind of hoping it would have blown over by now.

But it hasn’t.

Zoe Quinn is still getting threatened. As is Anita Sarkeesian. As is Brianna Wu. And it’s not about “ethics in gaming journalism” no matter how you slice it, since that smoke screen was literally created just to confuse the argument. There may be some who joined on for that reason, but that’s not where this started.

And if you have a problem with Nerd & Tie’s opposition to #gamergate, feel free to stop reading or listening to our content – because we don’t want to hear it.

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

2 thoughts on “Felicia Day Writes About Fear of #GamerGate, Almost Immediately Gets Attacked By #GamerGaters

  • October 23, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    In a somewhat ironic twist, Chris Kluwe (ex-Vikings punter) wrote a scathing article against GamerGate and wasn’t doxxed. But hey, ethics huh?

    • October 24, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      And he even pointed this out on Twitter. Oy vey.


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