What We Talk About When We Talk About GamerGate

It's not a coincidence that her primary colors correspond with "Daily Dose".

Back in August, I wrote about the ongoing harassment against Zoe Quinn and Anita Sarkeesian, the then-latest attempts by the would-be gatekeepers of gaming culture trying to evict women from their formerly1 exclusive clubhouse. While it’s (depressingly) common to see outbursts like this bubble up from the underside of the Internet, it’s rare for it [...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Your Crazy Fan Theories

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for the weekly open thread – the day when the readers take over the comments section to talk about anything and everything. Today’s suggested topic: crazy fan theories. Sure, you could go with what’s just written on the page or shows up on the screen, but it’s the crazy [...]

Ask Dr. NerdLove: Did I Break Bro Code?

Ask Dr. NerdLove

Dear Doc, I have a question about “cock blocking” and the sketchy at best concept of the “bro code”. Okay. So I’m on my way to chill at my friend’s house, and he tells me he has a girl over so I ask him if he wants alone time or whatever. He tells me it’s [...]

Guest Post: An Introvert’s Guide to Navigating Parties

"Hello? Um... anyone dead in there?"

(Doctor’s Note: On occasion, I’ll have an idea for an excellent topic that I am completely unsuited to write about. Fortunately for me, I have some excellent friends who are. This week, we have a guest post from Beth Campbell – event planner, professional social butterfly and secret introvert – to talk about the skill of navigating [...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Your Zombie Apocalypse Survival Plan

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for the weekly open thread in the comments. This week’s suggested topic: the zombie apocalypse. Every nerd has their plan as to how they’re going to survive, so let’s hear yours. And if yours is especially good, you might need to make room in your bunker for your fellow [...]