discussions of #suicide, #transmisogyny (note that the bottom of the full article contains screenshots of the harassment)Online trolls urged trans game developer Rachel Bryk to jump off a bridge. She did.
Gaming communities across the Internet are mourning the death of prominent transgender game developer Rachel Bryk, who committed suicide on April 23, after suffering from a lifetime of health problems and months of anonymous cyberbullying. Bryk, 23, was plagued by chronic pain, as well as low self-esteem, long before she joined any online communities, but it was an anonymous harasser who urged her to jump off a bridge--just days before she took her own life by jumping from the George Washington Bridge in New York City.
when does it stop
And it is important to remember that her death is not merely an isolated incident- the harassment she received was part of a deliberate plan called Operation Trans Genocide, which was concocted in the inner reaches of the far-right fascist /pol/ board on both 4chan and 8chan.
We are living, right now, in a time of genocide. And I have NO sympathy for anyone who tries to remain "neutral" instead of doing everything they are able to combat the wave of fascist violence which claims more lives each day.
JFC this is horrible. RIP Rachel.
If I was ruling the world, there would be a task force designated to finding those little shits and making sure they spend the rest of their lives in prison for murder. JSYK.
Whatever your beliefs, you do NOT have the right to hurt people like this.