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Here's a terrific video about the roots of #GamerGate

Emily St. James is a senior correspondent for Vox, covering American identities. Before she joined Vox in 2014, she was the first TV editor of the A.V. Club.

Still confused about why #GamerGate has turned into such a misogynistic mess?

Dan Olson, the writer and producer of the excellent educational web series Folding Ideas, has some thoughts on how the movement's base assumptions create an environment where harassment of women isn't only likely — it's quite possibly inevitable. And to keep things from getting too boring or too much like a lecture, it's all delivered by a puppet of a talking box with light-up eyes, like you're learning from one of the robots from Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Check out the video above. It will also teach you why traffic lights are red, yellow, and green.