Via Arthur Chu and with permission:
“As you may know, the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin uses a crowdsourced approval method for its panels, taking into account online voting to see which proposed panels get approved. (http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/)
Three panels proposed for SXSW Interactive — about gaming and interactive media — are being attacked by GamerGate right now. One of them, a panel about VR, isn’t even related to feminism or social justice issues but is being targeted anyway because Brianna Wu is on it.
Please consider registering to vote at the SXSW website — it’s free — and voting up these three panels, which I think are valuable and well worth pushing to be included in SXSW 2016, and not just because I’m on one of them with Brianna.
- Is it Possible to Have a Safer, Saner Internet with Shireen Mitchell, Brianna Wu and Arthur Chu
- Level Up: Overcoming Harassment In Games with Caroline Sinders, Katherine Cross and Randi Harper
- Can VR Deliver More Emotion Than Movies or Games? with Nicole Lazzaro, Brianna Wu and Kent Bye
Being voted down en masse because you stick up for feminism is never something you fully get used to. Your support to get these panels onstage means a lot to us. Thanks.”