As I mentioned in my last piece, the person who single-handedly brought me into this GamerGate fight was Leigh Alexander. Basically, I felt like her “Gamers are Dead” article declared war on me personally. At that point, I knew almost nothing about her, her history, or her character. Now, after doing some research, I can safely say that not only is she a corrupt critic who tries to spread her message through coercion and ostracization, but she’s also a jerk who takes particular pleasure in bullying and ruining careers.
There was already a multitude of evidence pointing to the inescapable conclusion that Ms. Alexander is a bully, but I after I wrote my last piece, I was alerted to some more. As I mentioned in the lead, Leigh gets off on ruining careers. It’s almost pathological. I already showed you a couple tweets where she takes glee in ruination last time we talked. Here’s she is bragging about getting a bartender fired: She actually takes joy in this. And she seems to have a real problem with bartenders and fast food workers. I guess that’s just her elitism shining through again. Leigh just can’t help herself: She claims to be some female champion, yet she has no problems shitting on some young woman’s dreams. I wonder how this person felt when someone she looked up to, and looked to for guidance, instead crushed her like an inconvenient bug? Think about what kind of person would do something like that to a youngster that aspired to work in their field? Not only a youngster, but a fellow woman. So much for feminist camaraderie.
As it also turns out, Ms. Alexander isn’t above trying to get an actual peer fired. This is pretty much hilarious, since much of the gaming press has criticized GamerGate for (successfully) going after advertisers, and trying to get people like Leigh fired. Anyway, here’s a couple more gems, including her musings on animation (like she knows something about it lol):
Here she is trying to get a GamePro editor fired because he posed the question, “What does rape have to do with the new Tomb Raider?” Admittedly, he could have teased the next issue a lot better than that. But trying to get the man fired? It’s almost like Leigh is on some kind of personal crusade because some 12-year-old’s didn’t let her play Super Nintendo:
She’s also not above doxxing those that disagree with her. Here, she posts a guy’s email online for everyone to see. He was bitching about comments being disabled on one of her articles, and said he was ready for public discussion…but Leigh knew he didn’t mean anything like this. He likely just meant turn the comments back on (*I erased the guys name and email.*):
Here she is AGAIN, this time simply advocating a doxxing, when it isn’t even clear the guy sent a threatening email (sounds confusing, not threatening):
— Ethan Ralph (@TheRalphRetort) November 10, 2014
And you can see her and her clique are very bitter people. Read Mattie Brice talking like she is owed a job at a major outlet. They resent everything mainstream. Why can’t we see their genius?!: Why does she act this way? She hates gamers, that’s why. She’s also just a natural bully, as you can see with her making fun of minimum wage workers and getting bartenders fired. Plus, she just generally doesn’t like being rhetorically challenged, and want to punish anyone who dares to try.
Here are some examples of here disdain for gamers bleeding through into her work:
And if you don’t like that work, it’s damn near impossible to escape it. Kotaku shares her stuff like it’s gospel. I looked back and saw countless instances of her stuff being pimped out on there, long after she left the place. Hell, it’s like she’s still on staff there. I’m not going to post all those screens, but trust me, they’re there.
As you can see by this litany of offensiveness, Leigh Alexander is pretty much the last person who should be lecturing anyone on the acceptable standards of polite society. She shits on the poor, crushes young peoples dreams, crusades for peers to be fired, and is just an all-around asshole.
Here are a couple of more tweets for the road. I just couldn’t leave them out, especially the one where she pretty much shits on career women with babies. Leigh’s a “real” career woman:
UPDATE: It seems like our work here has hit a little too close to home for Ms. Alexander.
— Ethan Ralph (@TheRalphRetort) September 14, 2014
UPDATE 1.5: Thanks go out to Milo Yiannopoulos of Breitbart.com for this tweet. We take every ally we can get, and he’s been one of the most staunch.
UPDATE 2: I had access to the stuff below, but I actually held back and left it out. I didn’t feel it was needed, given everything else. But I’ll leave it to you readers to decide.
UPDATE 3: I’ll have another short piece on Leigh Alexander tomorrow, September 17th. I had actually wanted to take a look at someone else., but I was sent a few more
racist colorful tweets.