One Week of Harassment on Twitter

January 27, 2015

Ever since I began my Tropes vs Women in Video Games project, two and a half years ago, I’ve been harassed on a daily basis by irate gamers angry at my critiques of sexism in video games. It can sometimes be difficult to effectively communicate just how bad this sustained intimidation campaign really is. So I’ve taken the liberty of collecting a week’s worth of hateful messages sent to me on Twitter. The following tweets were directed at my @femfreq account between 1/20/15 and 1/26/15.

Content warning for misogyny, gendered insults, victim blaming, incitement to suicide, sexual violence, rape and death threats.

Tuesday, January, 20th

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Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

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Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

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Friday January 23rd, 2015

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Saturday, January 24th, 2015

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Sunday, January 25th

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Monday, January 26th

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