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In July 2011 Caiomhe Ora Snow began fundraising for a roleplaying game "Heartbreak & Heroines", focussing its gaming mechanics on women heros. Initially Snow received a lot of support from feminist commentators, especially after there was an extremely hostile and anti-woman thread on RPG.net criticising the campaign.
However, shortly thereafter Snows ex-partner Jack identified her as an abuser, and a witness to the abuse also spoke up. Snow withdrew the campaign.
- The Heartbreak and Heroines Kickstarter page
- A Feminist RPG or Kickstarter Gold Rush in full swing?: the RPG.net thread critical of the Kickstarter campaign
- Jack's first entry: "So my ex who raped me has managed to secure funding for her feminist rpg."
- Jack's second entry: "I should not let this wolf in sheep's clothing pollute the feminist and social justice movements" (includes Twitter screen captures)
- Alexandra's witness account (further entries on the subject are in her journal later in July)
- Snow acknowledges accusations
- Jim Henley compiles the list of entries: "I have a short, largely favorable personal history with [Caiomhe]. I also have a set of feminist priors that means giving the benefit of the doubt to the testimony of rape victims. And no basis for an argument of the form, 'So-and-so has been nice to me on the internet and therefore can’t be a rapist.' So I believe the victim."
- Making Light thread originally supporting Snow as a victim of RPG.net's criticism and encouraging Kickstarter contributions, later amended to withdraw support for the Kickstarter campaign in light of Jack's accusations (note, the thread contains other accounts of assaults)