Brianna Wu is a videogame developer who was targeted by Gamergate after speaking out against misogyny in the gaming industry. Now she’s taking on politics to level the playing field.
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Everything about domestic violence and harassment is about power -- robbing the victim of any sort of agency and giving the abuser the feeling that he or she has the right to do what he/she is doing. The dual face of domestic violence perpetrated through threats in person and online is that there is literally nowhere in my daily life that I feel completely safe anymore.
The festival wants to compensate with a full-day summit on the issue.
She said the festival had aided those behind "harassment & misogyny."
SXSW festival organizers are considering an all-day event that focuses primarily on combatting online harassment, sources