Christina Hoff Sommers
Aliases @CHSommers, oft referred to as "Based Mom"
Affiliations American Enterprise Institute
Dr. Christina Hoff Sommers is a former philosophy professor, writer, and self-described "equity feminist", who is opposed to the misandrist views of contemporary mainstream feminism, herself supporting a pure form of egalitarian feminism. She is a resident scholar at American Enterprise Institute . She found herself a supporter of GamerGate due to the fact that those feminists, who oppose GamerGate, are precisely the type of feminists that are at the center of her critiques.
History of Involvement
Christina Hoff Sommers released a video titled "Are Video Games Sexist?" on September 16, 2014. This video was criticized by gaming media websites Polygon and Kotaku. Sommers responded to Kotaku's article with a tweet calling Stephen Totilo a "blogger" and asking for Kotaku to correctly spell her name in his "attack article". Sommers also released a video titled "What critics of GamerGate get wrong" on October 27, 2014. Sommers appeared on MSNBC's "Ronan Farrow Daily" to discuss GamerGate. On October 31, 2014 Sommers was interviewed live on stream by KingOfPol about GamerGate and her previous MSNBC interview.
Sommers is often referred to as "Based Mom" by her gamer supporters for her views on GamerGate and gaming in general.
- Are video games sexist?
- Conservative group issues video lambasting gaming's feminist critics
- The reactionaries are just plain wrong about gaming's future
- Critic Argues That Game Culture Is For Guys
- Christina Hoff Sommers Tweet to Kotaku
- What critics of GamerGate get wrong
- MSNBC - #Gamergate Interview with Christina Hoff Sommers (Oct 28 2014)
- @kingofpol #Gamergate stream with @CHSommers