The following linked article is making the rounds on my social network, posted and re-posted primarily by women who love and support and do fantastic things in this hobby and industry that I love. They are hurt, sickened, and angry, and they have every right to be. So, too, anyone who faces discrimination, bullying, and ostracization from those who feel that gaming somehow belongs only to them.
Fair warning – there’s some very dark and disturbing things revealed in this article. The author shares some terrible things done to her, and to others.
It’s important that we acknowledge and deal with this. We are supposed to be better than this. We must become better than this.
One more thing – if you disagree, fine, do so openly and with a focus on discussion and debate. If you’re the kind of piece of work that makes death threats and anonymous trolling posts because “Hurrrr, hurrr, you cain’t take mah hobbee frum me,” just do us all a favor and find a hole to fall very far down. There are plenty of troglodytes to share the depths with you down there.