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Brianna Wu:

My name is Brianna Wu. I lead a development studio that makes games. Sometimes, I write about issues in the games industry that relate to the equality of women. My reward is that I regularly have men threatening to rape and commit acts of violence against me.

In my entire Internet life I have been threatened with violence exactly once (after I replied sarcastically when someone took exception to an extremely mild joke I made about George W. Bush). I can’t imagine having to deal with that daily for the crime of creating and having opinions about video games.