#INeedDiverseGames: How the Queer Backlash to GamerGate Enables Nonbinary Coalition

  title={#INeedDiverseGames: How the Queer Backlash to GamerGate Enables Nonbinary Coalition},
  author={S. Evans and Sarah Beth Elyse Janish},
  journal={QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking},
  pages={125 - 150}
  • S. Evans, Sarah Beth Elyse Janish
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking
  • GamerGate, the online hate campaign that violently threatened and harassed prominent feminists in gaming, claimed that feminists were destroying gaming culture through their alleged influence on game journalists and industry professionals. We position GamerGate as an incendiary reaction to the changing (no longer overwhelmingly white, cisgender, heterosexual and male specifically) demographic of game players. We argue that GamerGate supporters operated under a false binary of identity: either… CONTINUE READING
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