I’m sure you’ve heard it before: A woman who was the target of a misogynistic online attack for daring to criticize her male-dominated online gaming community has been devastated by the response.

The #Gamergate hashtag, a Twitter hashtag launched to express the frustrations of gamers and critics of sexism in gaming, was born out of the harassment of Leigh Alexander and Anita Sarkeesian.

The two women launched their own online gaming video series, Tropes vs Women in Video Games, in 2014.

The video series explored topics such as sexism in video games and harassment of women in the gaming industry.

But while the series was hugely popular, critics of the series pointed out how the games depicted women as victims.

Alexander was a gamer, and Sarkeesians, a feminist who runs the popular Feminist Frequency website, were both gamers.

But they have long since found themselves at odds with each other.

Sarkeesians received a barrage of death threats over her video series and was forced to cancel the events she had planned to speak at.

The attacks have become more frequent since then.

The harassment has been particularly damaging for Alexander.

She has had to flee her home, and is now living with her parents, who are worried that she may be targeted again.

“I don’t know if it’s just the death threats and harassment but the fear of the reaction and the feeling of being outcast,” Alexander told ABC News.

“It’s very hard, and it really bothers me because I’m a gamer.

I play games all day.

I don’t have a problem with it.

I love gaming.

I want to see more and more female characters in games.”

Alexander said that the harassment has made it impossible to keep her family in contact with her.

“You’re living in the shadow of a person who has literally tried to kill you and your family,” she said.

“And the fact that it’s taken so long to get the help and the support, I don, I really don’t want to go through this again.”

As she struggles to find help for her depression, Alexander is concerned about her future.

“My friends are all like, ‘I’m going to be a mom soon.

What’s going to happen?’

And I’m like, well, it’s going be really hard because I have to leave now,” she explained.”

The thought of my family and friends having to leave me and have to move away because of what I’ve been through just breaks my heart.”

But even if she were able to move, Alexander said she wouldn’t be able to keep herself safe.

“What happens when you have a child?

What if the parent is depressed or suicidal?

What happens to that child?” she asked.

“My mom is a very good mom and she does care about me.

She’s just trying to make sure I don)t go through that again.”

The impact of the online harassment on Alexander’s family and the damage it has caused to her is heartbreaking.

“There’s been so many times where my son has told me, ‘Mom, my mom is so scared.

I can’t do this,'” she said, her voice breaking.”

But I’m not going to give up because I love my family.

I’m going be here for them.”

She said she is looking for support for her son, but she is also working on getting her life back on track.

“Sometimes I just feel so sad,” she continued.

“I want to be able a) to go back to normal and b) to do things.

It’s just so hard.”

She added that she has had so much support from her friends and family.

“Everyone’s been there for me, and I’m still here,” she told ABCNews.com.

“Every day is a new day and I feel so blessed to be here and to be doing this.”

Alexander hopes that other women will find ways to get support from their families and that the community will be able respond to the issue in a way that doesn’t hurt people in the process.

“If they do have a lot of support, that’s awesome, and that’s great,” she added.

“But we have to start to take it seriously and make sure it doesn’t affect people who are really close to us.”

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