It was an insult towards people who felt the desire to see themselves as different from other people in the same way that no two snowflakes are alike.>>95644595
I was there when GG started.
It could have been something special, but it got co-opted.
First, the narrative was co-opted by the people who claimed that it was about slut-shaming Quinn.
Then it was co-opted by the people who fell for that first co-opting.
There were people looking to discuss ethics in gaming journalism, and there still are some people. But it's all a culture war now. I think the nadir of the whole bullshit aspect came with Fire Emblem: Fates and getting Rapp fired. After that, I couldn't give a shit anymore; I had fallen out of following everything, but that whole mess was enough that if asked I would say I'm not a part of it.
Summary: It could have been about journalistic ethics, but it died in the cradle. Everybody who still claims to be a part of Gamergate are just throwing around a dead baby like it's a handegg.