Why is it that in horror movies no one ever believes the female protagonist? She tells anyone who will listen that she’s being haunted/stalked/hurt but no one is willing to listen. Worse, sometimes she’s told it’s all in her head.
The games industry is rife with abuse victims (of all identities) who aren’t believed. Know what’s worse than being harassed or intimidated by a colleague?? When no one believes you or does anything to help.
That’s why Feminist Frequency is tackling the toxic culture of the games industry and online gaming on two fronts. The Games & Online Harassment Hotline provides the listening ear and resource guidance survivors need RIGHT NOW. And the Culture Shift Project, our training program in partnership with Take This, works to create systemic industry-wide change so that this stops happening.