Anita Sarkeesian on Colbert: Gamergate Is 'Terrorizing Women'

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On Wednesday night, the Colbert Report became the first late-night show to really tackle the soupy pile of weeks-old vomit that is Gamergate, when Colbert hosted feminist video game critic and conquering badass Anita Sarkeesian. She talked briefly about the most recent death threat she received, and, more broadly, about creating a better and more inclusive gaming culture. She did not mince words.


"Women are perceived as threatening because we are asking games to be more inclusive," she said. "We're asking for games to acknowledge that we exist and that we love games." Gamergate, she added, a few moments later, is nothing less than "terrorizing women for being involved in this industry."

And how did Gamergate respond? According to one Twitter user who posted screenshots from their 8chan board, with the same degree of maturity and level-headedness we've come to expect:

Yep, everything seems to be in order here. Watch the full segment below:


I don't really understand the fear and rage about being more inclusive. It's not like white male characters are going anywhere.