Are all gamers evil because of the harassment of Zoe Quinn? Ugh, surely no one actually believes that?
I refuse to believe it.
I am a female gamer and I refuse to believe that this group of ‘misogynstic male gamers‘, as they’ve been called, is actually all that big of a group.
Every male gamer and every fellow male game developer I have met so far was absolutely nice. I also worked at a AAA game developer for a very long time and found that my skills were what was important, and my gender not so much (ok, mostly). Of course, I worked with human beings, not trolls.
But, as always, those that scream the loudest are mistaken to speak for the whole group. Gamers are not evil.
By the way: The same is true for feminism. Zoe Quinn and Anita Sarkeesian do not automatically represent all women that are interested in a little more gender equality. I can’t count the times those names have been flung in my face when I so much as mention that maybe not all is always fair and right with the world of men and women.
Stop it. Please.
My opinions are my own. (And I haven’t even seen Anita’s videos.)
GamerGate isn’t evil, and feminism isn’t bitchy.