They Gave Her A Standing Ovation Before She Started Talking Because They Do What She Says At The End

I desperately wish we could call her experience a one-off fluke. But we can't. Female game developers, journalists, and players are routinely harassed, defamed, and threatened with bodily harm just for being women in an industry that isn't used to having them around. The Internet is not a safe place for them. And here are some of the ways their reputations, credibility, and sometimes careers are being attacked online.If you're in a rush, start at 14:25 to hear her theory on why this phenomenon exists. But trust me, if you start at the beginning, you might find yourself picking your jaw up off the floor at 3:22 when she shows some examples of the kind of harassment she faces. (If you pause to read, beware of graphic imagery and profanity.) But it's not just harsh words and mean pictures. At 8:55, she touches on some of the conspiracy theories that are following her around. I won't blame you if you have a facepalm moment when she talks about the "whitewashing" conspiracy. But the saddest part is at 12:35. There's no conspiracy there. Just a "shocking inability to show empathy."

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