The Bronx Community College is in the middle of a heated debate over the video game industry’s ethics surrounding misogyny and harassment.
On Wednesday, the school posted a letter to the students about the #gamergate controversy, with the letter addressing “the serious allegations of abuse and harassment against many individuals” and calling for a “zero tolerance policy against harassment and abuse”.
It is the latest in a series of controversial comments made by the school, which has been under fire from supporters of #Gamergate who say it does not take the issue of misogyny seriously.
The letter said the university’s zero tolerance policy is a result of a “long history of anti-woman and anti-male bias” and that the policy is designed to “protect the safety and security of students, faculty, staff and guests”.
It added that the university “does not condone violence or other forms of intimidation, including harassment, and does not tolerate harassment, bullying or harassment that is based on race, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or ability”.
It said the school “has not had any recent incidents of harassment or assault”.
It also said that “many members of our community are very vocal and vocal” about the issue, which was “totally unexpected” and “disturbing”.
The school has previously condemned harassment and intimidation by members of the media, saying it has a “high level of respect for free speech and the right to freedom of expression”.
The letter read: “While we understand that there are a number of reasons for the recent media attention on the issue and we take them very seriously, we are very aware of the fact that there have been some recent incidents that raise concerns about the zero tolerance and safety of our students, staff, and guests.”
It is not appropriate for us to comment further on any specific incidents.
“Bronx Community college also issued a statement to The Huffington Post in response to a number the students made.
In it, the students say they “were concerned by the number of tweets that have been sent to the Brony community and we have been asked to share our concerns with the school.”
The students said they have been receiving a lot of messages from students and staff about the negative and hateful comments that have gone on on social media.”
We want to remind the Bronys that we are a community of students and teachers, not just members of a community.
“There are also many Brony students in our community, some of whom are openly gay and bisexual, and some of which are transgendered and gender non-conforming.”
In this climate of hate and violence, we want to make it very clear that Brony is a community that embraces all people, including people who identify as LGBTQIA+ people.””
Our message is clear: Brony has a long and proud history of supporting and celebrating the LGBT community and supporting them through bullying, harassment and hate,” they said.