Alyssa Rosenberg at ThinkProgress
this is the crux of it, for me. I have a stupid personal blog on tumblr, and I’ve managed to be the target of harassment campaigns by dudes on more than one occasion; literally the only way to avoid this kind of shit if you’re a lady or really anyone who isn’t a dude is to simply never speak about anything at all. The harassment of Anita Sarkeesian isn’t just about Anita and her work, although the attacks on her are disturbingly personal; it’s about sending a message to women. If we write, publish, make media of any kind, and ESPECIALLY if we want to be fairly compensated for our labour as makers of said media, we will be punished. Harassment campaigns against individual women are effectively censorship campaigns against any non-dudebro with an opinion to voice.