Media Evolution: The Conference is an international conference organized annually in Malmö, Sweden. On August 21st 2013 Anita Sarkeesian, Kate Miltner and Laurie Penny spoke at a session entitled Online Harassment, What Drives it and How it Lowers Visions.
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“For the longest time, people have seen games as a children’s pastime, and we as an industry have stood behind this idea,” said Mr. Portnow, who will be speaking on a gaming convention panel later this month called “Ending Harassment in Gaming.”
“But that’s not true any longer,” he added. “We are a real mass medium, and we have a real effect on the culture. We have to take a step beyond this idea that nothing we could possibly do could be negative, or hurt people.”