Gamergate Townhall

Joseph Reagle

GamerGate

Welcome

Kevin Cavanaugh

Objective: Discuss some of the misconceptions and our reactions to #gamergate .

Colbert & Sarkeesian

Agenda

  • Welcome, Kevin Cavanaugh
  • Ground rules, Joseph Reagle & Celia Pearce
  • A journalistic perspective, Tessa Berliner
  • Discussion
  • Resources

Ground rules

Joseph Reagle & Celia Pearce

  1. Off the record: this a conversation for us
    • no recording or posting on social media
    • this will hopefully promote honesty, questioning, and safety
  2. Prof. Reagle will moderate a priority queue of speakers
    • raise your hand and you’ll be placed on queue
    • queue will be shaped to balance discussion

Background

Zoe Quinn on GamerGate

A journalistic perspective

Tessa Berliner

Discussion

Chat

GF Resources

Not all men

the plaintive cry of “Not all men are like that!” is possibly the most commonly used derailing tactic of all.

ME: Men and boys are socially instructed to not listen to us. They are taught to interrupt us when we…

—RANDOM MAN: Excuse me. Not ALL men. (sassycrass, 2013)

Allies

  • Accept and understand your privilege
  • Learn to listen
  • Don’t make it about you
  • Adopt a language of respect and equality
  • CALL OTHER MEN ON THEIR CRAP