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Violence and Victimization: Misogyny in Geek Culture (And Everywhere Else)

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Violence and Victimization: Misogyny in Geek Culture (And Everywhere Else)

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“Men are afraid women will laugh at them. Women are afraid men will kill them.” –Margaret Atwood

The GamerGate controversy has driven increased attention to the video game industry, while also highlighting the violent misogyny that can pervade geek culture. For those just getting up to speed, GamerGate circulates around two specific women within games: Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency, and…

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