I am removing myself from all Wikipedia mailing lists and activities - with the ironic exception of attending Kevin Gorman's memorial this Sunday. The reason is that I have been gamer-gated, first on Wikipedia but then they also destroyed my Twitter account. I cannot support or engage with an organization that allows women to be harassed because they are women.

Kevin was one of the great advocates for women on Wikipedia. He tried, and he also put up with a lot of crap himself in doing so. Perhaps one day it will be a safe place for us. Meanwhile I have lost a community I cared about, as well as other social media that I found sustaining. I am not the first, nor will I be that last. An organization that allows this to happen cannot have my support.

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Karen Coyle



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