#Gamergate is probably one of the most controversial things in current gender debate currently going on. People are receiving death threats, incoherent yelling. Censorship on the subject is incredible and many news and game journalist sites are unwilling to talk about it. Not to mention large misrepresentations and sensationalist articles are all over the web about this. But what is #gamergate really? And what the fuck is wrong with it? Well that takes some long winded explaining but Ill try to give a fairly brief and clear summation of what the situation is.
#Gamergate originally was a large movement against games media due to apparent corruption within it. People were giving games higher ratings due to personal relationships, silencing discussion of said ratings, and denial of all this became apparent to the games, This lead to the markation of the source (the source being of a large feminist female developer) of it and many people calling them out. However this lead to a large posting of articles claiming "gamers are dead" calling all gamers sexist white male pigs on 14 sites all within 24 hours of each other. Later it was revealed that the mass of sites that posted these articles had personnel collaborate with each other to create this narrative. Needless to say this is the biggest load of fucked up ever.
Now that's what #gamergate was originally, but what is it now? Currently #gamergate is subject to large critique from feminists and a large part of the population defacing and silencing them along with calling any supporters horribly sexist pigs. Largely this point of view that #gamergate was about this came from the games press previously mentioned narrative that was formed. However one would lead the information I have given to make #gamergate a totally innocent bystander of an agenda to silence, well this isn't the case...
While some of the reaction of #gamergate has stayed on point and criticizing games media rightfully. A lot of it has taken the bait and become part of the gender debate. Often screaming at feminists for being illegitimate (I don't necessarily think that the feminists in question are legitimate either) and trying to silence them. A large portion of #gamergate has lost its way (they were not as one).
However neither are the feminists and the people saying #gamersgate are clean either. There have been cases of shadow bans, silencing, doxxing as well. People have made death threats towards higher parts of the #gamergate movement. They ahve also stooped to making fake tweets in photoshop to try and make leaders seem like the bigoted assholes that they are trying to say they are. Basically neither of these two opposing forces have clean hands, and its pretty damn fucked up.
That's the short of the story, more or less. It's a big mess that ultimately will hurt gaming, and I only can hope will be cleared up and end as quick as possible.