By speaking up, I’ll experience a new round of threats and harassment. The people doing this see themselves as noble warriors, not criminals. I’ll probably get more rape and death threats. I’ll be told I’m being dramatic. For pointing out the game media’s silence, behind closed doors these people will tell themselves what amazing allies to women they feel they are, and nothing will be done.
As a friend recently told me, “It’s a very dangerous time to be a woman with an opinion.”
It really is past time for Reddit to pull the plug on the GamerGate forum with the creepy name “KiA.”