As a fellow gamer, I could not imagine the feeling of being ripped from what I love. Felicia Day posted on Tumblr/Twitter what she fears about GamerGate. Soon after, her fears were exposed!
If you haven't heard of GamerGate, it is an online movement that targets gaming journalism, including female gamers who talk about and play these games. In her story on Tumblr, Felicia Day expresses she can no longer say hello to her fellow gamers in public. Day exclaims, "But for the first time maybe in my life, on that Saturday afternoon, I walked towards that pair of gamers and I didn’t smile. I didn’t say hello. In fact, I crossed the street so I wouldn’t walk by them. Because after all the years of gamer love and inclusiveness, something had changed in me.
" In this post, she also explains the type of fear she was given: that she felt forced to quit what she loved, and she was even afraid of her own Twitter account!
"I have allowed a handful of anonymous people censor me. They have forced me, out of fear, into seeing myself a potential victim.
Twitter has been buzzing since August about GamerGate, many had very different opinions of this controversy.
Day is a proud gamer and will continue to play them, and through all the fear she still stands strong. There is a line drawn between female gamers and gamers, and it should be broken. Video gaming is without gender, and no one should be made to fear something that was created to bring joy.
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