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OMG: What is this campus' opinion on gamergate?

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  1. Misogynistic bullshit, masquerading as a debate about "ethics in journalism," which apparently means that journalists who write opinion pieces I disagree with are corrupt.

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  2. when I hurt my hamstring, I went to see a member of Gamergate

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  3. As a girl who previously wanted to get into the gaming industry and is probably too scared to bother with a career like that now, I wish it would fucking go away. (To be fair, most people have completely forgotten about it already so it kind of feels like it's almost gone, but the shitty impression it made on everyone who'd even vaguely heard of it is going to make gaming hard to take seriously for years and years.)

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    1. gaming is for kids and fat nerds, why would you waste your time in that "industry"?

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    2. lol 4a is an obvious troll. The reason gamergate happened is BECAUSE gaming is mainstream now, and the people who used to be hardcore 'gamers' couldn't accept that.

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  4. LOSERS. I think that about sums it up. Also 2 very succinctly said what I wanted to. Well done 2.

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  5. While I agree with 2, the critics don't really care about the ethics as much, the opposite end doesn't really care either. There was actual evidence of corruption and standards of journalism being terrible in the gaming industry. It's always great when you can reduce things down to misogynistic bullshit.

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    1. 2 here. I'll admit, you raise a perfectly valid point.

      Ethics in journalism IS important! Really, it matters! And there are absolutely ethics issues in gaming journalism - really, in any specialized area where there isn't much journalistic oversight.

      But, while there are certainly gamergaters who actually want to deal with the issue of ethics, gamergate as a whole has failed to do that, and as a movement has become identified with something completely different.

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    2. This whole "movement" started because a disgruntled man-baby put out a false story about his ex-girlfriend and it snowballed from there. I'm sorry but at this point it's hard to think of it as anything but "misogynistic bullshit"

      If GG had wanted to be taken seriously, it should have focused on an ACTUAL ethical issue in the gaming community, such as, I don't know: maybe how women have been/are treated within the community?????

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