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"They came for the nerd girls first": The price of ignoring Gamergate

"They came for the nerd girls first": The price of ignoring Gamergate

Feminist writers and writers of color experienced extreme online harassment during the years leading up to the 2016 election, when the so-called alt-right then turned its efforts to supporting Donald Trump's campaign for the presidency. Writer Laurie Penny, author of the new book of essays "Bitch Doctrine," and Salon's Amanda Marcotte discuss why the pushback to identity politics on the left is misguided, the surge of the so-called alt-right, and why online harassment against feminists and people of color should have been taken seriously from the start.

Duration: 13 min

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