Another fascinating video fro Anita Sarkeesian outlining some of the tropes and stereotypes about women in video games. There’s a certain class of video games that contain nothing but toxic messages about women. This video, along with all of the other video examples she gives, for female tropes in video games (Please watch the entire series. Its informative and presents a way of asking questions about the media we consume), is a good explanation for me for why Gamergate happened the way it did, and how they soon combined with the MRA to become the Alt-Right.
This is also a good explanation of how the stories we tell ourselves have meaning, and repercussions in the real world, and how its important to question the stories we get told.
I also found this series of videos on YouTube which are just as good an explanation for why GamerGate occurred and how. It also gives a short history about the woman behind the above video. Its a six part series that’s entertaining and very informative.