Anita Sarkeesian, whose excellent Tropes vs Women in Video Games series is an important contribution to the discussion of gender and games, has been driven from her home by enraged male gamers whose stalking, and explicit, credible threats of sexual violence against her and her family convinced her to go into hiding.
In so doing, these men have ably demonstrated the point Sarkeesian sought to make all along: that gaming is riddled with misogynistic violence, and that this violence reflects a real-world misogyny rampant within the gaming world.
Trolls drive Anita Sarkeesian out of her house to prove misogyny doesn’t exist [Adi Robertson/The Verge]
the comments on this are unreal “she needs to keep quiet about the death threats she recieves and not make the public”
because we really just want women to keep quiet about the crimes committed against them. Please don’t call attention to the fact misogyny is dangerous, ladies. Just shut up and don’t share the horrible things you are going through.
Literal trash. Dudebros are walking trash dumps
There are so many videos attempting to debunk Anita Sarkeesian’s feminism/video game videos that they are longer than her collective videos by hundreds of hours. Let that sink in. Enough people so vehemently oppose her (non-offensive) pursuits and want so badly to keep the status quo that they dedicate more time than she does to her own videos, but to what end? What is she saying that even impacts male gamers? “Oh NO there might be less scantily-clad women in video games in place of… WELL WRITTEN FEMALE CHARACTERS?! The HORROR”
What does acknowledging problems in the video game industry cost these people? What is lost by even letting her continue to use the funds she raised for this purpose? She was brought under fire when it seemed like she wasn’t using the funds, but when she does use them, she gets death threats?
Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.
i’ll be like 40 w/no kids and people will say “aw i’m so sorry for you” and i’ll be like how was the fucking wiggles reunion tour asshole i went to italy last week for fun and didn’t have to hire a sitter
This is a very sad mentality. To think oneself more important than that of progeny is the sign of a failed human life.
so the wiggles concert wasn’t as good as you thought it would be huh