Yesterday, I mentioned that the past few days had been pretty nasty on the Internet. This is what I was talking about.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Felicia Day, she’s an actress who first appeared as a potential Slayer in the final season of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. A few years later, she co-starred with Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, after which she herself created The Guild, a YouTube sitcom about an online gaming group. She’s one of the most beloved celebrities in nerd-dom, a goddamn gaming ambassador to mainstream culture.
And this week, the unspeakable bastards of Gamergate doxxed her.
She had just made her first and only statement on Gamergate, where she had stated that she hadn’t said anything about Gamergate because she was terrified of being doxxed, because she’d had dangerous and mentally-ill stalkers find their way to her home when her address was hard to find. She didn’t need her information made public.
And what happened? Fifty minutes later, on that very thread, her information was made public. She’d said something that wasn’t positive about Gamergate, so her life and family would be put in danger.
If anyone needed further evidence that Gamergate is nothing but an anti-woman lynch mob, here you go.