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February 23, 2021

A BRUTAL Day For Feminist Games Journalism

TheQuartering [2/22/2021]

These people are all the same. They lie, the spread lies & then they pretend they are the victims when called out.

According to GamesIndustry:

It’s time we talk about a very serious issue happening within the games industry, both at the professional and fan level: the way women journalists are treated with toxic behaviour, and the simple steps we can take to ensure this kind of harassment stops.

Many women journalists experience some form of harassment when reporting on the games industry. It has been said that women receive an extreme amount of harassment when compared to their male counterparts, as it is not only based on their work but also their gender. Unfortunately, this has become ‘the norm’ for women journalists. This has been considered acceptable for a while now, and we are told to “just ignore it.” However, the problem must be discussed and action needs to be taken.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) conducted a global survey of over 900 women journalists last year, and the results are frightening: 73% of women journalists who responded had experienced online violence in the course of their work. That is close to three out of four women who will experience that treatment just for doing their job. Their work is journalism; simply creating or producing a report on current events based around facts and opinions for broadcast or publication. These issues have yet to be addressed.

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