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No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry | Polygon

http://www.polygon.com/2014/7/22/5926193/women-gaming-harassment

Fantastic piece, and yet another look into the hell women have to put up with in gaming, tech, and just about any related ‘forward-thinking’ industry. A must-read.

Case in anecdotal point: In my decade working in tech, I have never had my home address publicly outed or been threatened with having my “mouth raped shut” just because I expressed an opinion, and I haven’t met or heard of a single man who has.

But I stopped counting the number of women I’ve met who _have_ experienced all this, and far more, because it’s depressing to the point of being painful.

So if you speak to a woman who is otherwise occupied, you’re sending a subtle message. It is that your desire to interact trumps her right to be left alone. If you pursue a conversation when she’s tried to cut it off, you send a message. It is that your desire to speak trumps her right to be left alone. And each of those messages indicates that you believe your desires are a legitimate reason to override her rights.

Kate Starling, Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced

We need to teach our sons that no means no. And that silence means no. And that drunkenness means no. And that being passed out means no. And that “I don’t know” or “I’m not sure” or “maybe we shouldn’t do this” means no.

We need to teach our sons that women and girls are actual people. They’re not just bodies. They’re not just holes. They’re not inanimate objects to be used at will.

We need to teach our sons that degrading women isn’t funny in any context.

I am so fucking sick of teaching our daughters not to get raped, Audrey Binkowski