So, I’ve done some back and forth on twitter with GamerGaters. This is similar to some back and forth I’ve had in the past with Tea Partiers. Though to be fair, TeaPartiers were more abusive to me.
Why have the Gaters been less abusive to me?
Maybe because I’m a dude?
Maybe because they are trying to win the PR game now that they are on record for being abusers and the shields of abusers? The enablers of abusers? Because they are going down the same road as ‘the Fappening,’realizing they aren’t harmless. That people don’t like what they are doing.
Maybe realizing how much they are hurting themselves.
I will be polite, if snarky, in my responses.
And I will continue to wonder just how deep in their own worlds they have to be to not see why they are part of a larger problem, as opposed to a solution to whatever they think the problem is.
Thoughts if you want.