How does GamerGate even recover?
Say some people genuinely want to discuss ethics in journalism down the road and they use a different name or hashtag -- what's to stop the same sad dicks from poisoning the new conversation?
It doesn't. The very mention of that hashtag brings up such rancid and toxic emotions from all this nonsense that it will be impossible to have any kind of conversation with all the associations tied with the movement. Wait out the storm, start something new under a new name if you must, but the #gamergate name is poisonous at this point. You don't just "recover" from death threats.