Following my last post I got in a very productive conversation on Twitter with a #GamerGate supporter about the pros and cons of #GG expanding its focus to explicitly include fighting harassment online (as well as a couple of unproductive ones). My interlocutor said that he preferred speaking in more than 140 character blips so he left a comment on the last post that really got me thinking.
His comment, in case you missed it, is reproduced verbatim below [I didn’t touch any of the grammar or spelling because I didn’t want to be accused of manipulating the text but if you want me to edit it, poster, let me know on Twitter and I will clean it up]:
Update: Dammit! Someone thought of this hashtag already (I knew it was too good to be true)! But the idea is still worthwhile I think. Let’s make #NotYourSword happen. Let’s make visible the people who love games and who are invested in making gaming culture and the relationship between gamers and gaming journalism better. Let’s make visible the people who refuse to condone harassment, who are not apathetic when their cause is being used to harm others.