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"It’s been a constant part of my experience ever since I began working at GameSpot. And the reality is that before I took the job, I knew a certain percentage of young, straight men would vocally object to the presence of a transgender woman on the staff of a gaming site. They feel entitled not only to games, but to the communities that had built up around games. For these men, the presence of women on these sites was acceptable only if they felt that the presence of those women was intended to appeal to them. When the harassment started rolling in, I found that I was able to withstand it. With the support and acceptance of my colleagues, it was usually possible for me to dismiss the hatred I received as baseless, fearful expressions. I don't think the harassment is about me, I think it's about them. And I think the industry, and our place in it, is worth fighting for." - Carolyn PetitLoading …
Screw the haters because Ms. Petit is awesome. She's one of the few well known people in the industry who questions misogyny and sexism in games, and one of few (possibly the only?) well known representatives of trans people in said industry. She deals with the incessant transphobia and homophobia hurled at her with a level head, and she's probably one of my favorite people on Twitter who I'm following.Loading …
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