First trailer for Jon Stewart’s film Rosewater
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Aannnnnd Liam O’Brien continues to be amazing.
Anita Sarkeesian is the creator of Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, a YouTube video series examining gender tropes in video games. The series was financed via crowdfunding, and acquired notoriety when its Kickstarter campaign triggered a wave of sexist harassment against Sarkeesian.
When Sarkeesian raised nearly $160,000 using Kickstarter, there was an immediate backlash from members of the gaming and internet communities. Commenters on her YouTube and Facebook pages wrote hateful comments, threats of violence, and death threats.
A game that appeared on popular Flash game website Newgrounds allowed players to virtually assault Sarkeesian by clicking on her face, effectively “beating her up.” As players continued to click the picture, scars, bruises, and lacerations would appear on a photograph of Sarkeesian,
On August 26th, Sarkeesian received a series of graphic threats [trigger warning: rape, violence, sexist slurs] as seen here.
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The latest Tropes vs Women in Video Games video continues the analysis of the objectification of non-playable female characters—this time with an eye to exposing common traits of violence against sexualised NPCs. Depressingly, its release prompted a torrent of misogynistic abuse made against creator Anita Sarkeesian, her family and her supporters. In their attempts to prove that sexism in video gaming isn’t a problem, Sarkeesian’s harassers posted threats that compelled her to alert authorities and leave her home to stay with friends.
I know Anita Sarkeesian is a very controversial figure in gaming; however, threatening to kill her for having a dissenting opinion is going too far. It’s made even worse when she’s driven from her own home because she doesn’t feel safe.
As Angry Joe explained in his “Top 10 Gaming Controversies of 2013" video, Anita is entitled to her opinion without having to deal with death threats, rape threats, or any other form of harassment, and those who disagree with her opinion need to stop being butt-hurt man-children and get over themselves.
Since the launch of Feminist Frequency’s Tropes vs Women in Games, creator Anita Sarkeesian has faced a wall of abuse and threats from enraged critics of her detailed research that highlights…