A thinly veiled, 11-page-long fantasy about raping game developer Zoe Quinn, titled Roughed Up By #GamerGape, has been made available for purchase as an Amazon Kindle download.
"Zada Quinby is a controversial video game designer who may have crossed the line," the book's description reads. "When her latest game offends the nation, five upset players decide to teach her a lesson. This gang of gamers decides to give Zada of piece of their mind, and much more!"
Its target audience consists of "[f]ans of group action who fantasize about being brutality taken by men who can't understand the word 'no,'" which is a scenario similar to many of the threats that Quinn herself received from members of the #GamerGate community.
As one reviewer of the book noted, "it's all about selling rape fiction of game developers -- ethical rape fiction, that is."
Quinn herself noticed the book Friday morning and tweeted:
so um. someone's selling rape fanfic of me on amazon. :/ TW obviously http://t.co/fHC81lTfkr— zoë “leonardo doujinshi” quinn (@zoë “leonardo doujinshi” quinn) 1418998888.0
She also noted that:
having your trauma be fetishized and sold to people who wish they could revictimize you is not an occupational hazard I signed up for.— zoë “leonardo doujinshi” quinn (@zoë “leonardo doujinshi” quinn) 1418999481.0
An Amazon representative told Raw Story that the book -- of whose existence she only just became aware -- appears to violate Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing's Content Guidelines, which indicate both that "[w]e don't accept pornography or offensive depictions of graphic sexual acts" or other "offensive content," which they define as, "[w]hat we deem offensive is probably about what you would expect."
UPDATE: The title was removed by Amazon minutes after Raw Story spoke to an Amazon representative. GamerGate is, however, taking credit for having the title removed:
@scottekaufman Why not credit #GamerGate for helping get it removed?— ☉rthnormalist (@☉rthnormalist) 1419004820.0