In the early days of the internet, people wanted to be connected, but the lack of security made it easy for hackers to gain access to sensitive data.
That led to the rise of the Duckie, a duck who was essentially an internet meme.
And then, just a few years ago, a young woman named Anita Sarkeesian began to show people how much of an advantage the duck can give.
The video game developer and critic has a massive following on YouTube and Twitter, and she is often criticized for making claims like that the male gaze is a natural way to communicate, and that women should be able to be just as successful in video games.
The internet’s first true internet meme has spawned a whole new generation of trolls, some of whom are still actively trying to destroy her work and destroy her reputation.
And for the past year, Sarkeesians popularity has soared.
Sarkeesis most recent video series, Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, has been viewed more than 2.5 million times.
But that has only made her more of a target.
Now, the creator of the popular series, developer Brianna Wu, has announced plans to launch a new show called Tropes Vs.
Gamergate, which will tackle the Gamergate movement and the Gamergate-related harassment campaign.
Sarves is one of the most prominent and vocal proponents of the Gamergate hashtag.
She said in a recent interview with The Verge that she is taking the time to educate her audience and give them a way to engage with the Gamergate community, and to help them understand that there is a place for them to be in the movement.
The show is already airing on YouTube, and it is also coming to Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
Wu, who co-founded developer Zoe Quinn’s video game studio Giant Spacekat, told The Verge the show is “a game-changing and important step for us” and will “bring the voices of the people who were targeted by Gamergate and give an opportunity to those of us who aren’t as well-known to share our experiences.”
The show will air on YouTube from Aug. 18 through Aug. 31, and the trailer for it shows Sarkeesans voice as it narrates a video of a woman speaking in a foreign language.
Wu said she believes it will help bring the focus back to the gaming community, because many people feel like there are “borders” on what they can say.
And that is part of the reason why she is making Tropes VS.
She told The Huffington Post that she wanted to bring people together who had been targeted in Gamergate, and also make them feel like they were speaking up for themselves.
“I think that it’s important to have a space that feels like it’s a place where everyone is welcome and not just a white guy who has been in the Gamergate game-playing scene for so long,” Wu said.
“It’s not like we’re all a white, male demographic in the gaming space, but a lot of the gamers have been targets of Gamergate, even though they’re not white, and we need to make sure that people feel comfortable coming forward with stories and experiences about what they’ve been through.”
Wu said that she hopes the show will also help raise awareness of the harassment that has been occurring on the internet.
“That’s something that Gamergate is really good at,” Wu added.
“They use harassment to get a reaction out of people and, I think, it has an impact on people’s lives, and they’re also able to really use their voice to really change the world.”
Wu told The Guardian that she was inspired to start Tropes Versus Gamergate because “we are all part of a big, interconnected, global conversation that is often about social justice, which is very different from one particular group or one particular time in history.”
Wu, a self-described progressive feminist who has called for more female representation in the game industry, has said that in the past she has had to deal with harassment because of her gender.
In the wake of Gamergate’s rise, Wu said, she felt a “sense of helplessness,” and that it was something that “she wanted to do with her life.”
The Tropes series has already been watched more than 12 million times on YouTube.
It was also one of Wu’s most popular videos of all time.
The series has also been nominated for several Emmys, including best short documentary.
But while the series has attracted millions of views, Wu has been criticized for her use of stereotypes.
She has also said that there should be a gender pay gap between women and men in the video game industry.
Wu told the Guardian that in response to her critics, she “wanted to take a stand against it,” and said she is going to do the same.
Wu’s goal is to educate people who may be confused about what it means to be a gamer, and why they should care about Gamergate.