Getting disinvited from one of the largest conventions in your industry and being shunned by your colleagues are just two of the things that’ll happen to you when you make a sexist joke on Twitter.
Colin Moriarty, a former senior editor at IGN and a current member of the popular gaming podcast Kinda Funny Games, reaped the anger of his game journalist colleagues after he made a joke tweet aimed at the #ADayWithoutAWoman feminist hashtag that coincided with International Women’s Day.
Ah. Peace and quiet.#ADayWithoutAWoman— Colin Moriarty (@notaxation) March 8, 2017
“Ah. Peace and quiet. #ADayWithoutAWoman,” tweeted Moriarty, who was already in a position of disfavor for his libertarian views, a stance that puts him in opposition to the liberal progressivism of most game journalists.
It earned him swift criticism and reprimands from others in the media.