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.
These people are insane! Her videos are so solid and valid. Her facts are on point and her info is credible. I really want her to know how much I admire her as a gamer and a writer. She inspires me as all other women do to be inclusive and have well written well rounded characters. And this nonsense about stalking her and threatening her life and the lives of the ones she love is absolutely bullocks. Face the facts most games have sexist themes or use sexist tropes to further the story line. Just because she is a woman that expressed dislike for these tropes and shed light on them shattering your perception of reality as you knew it doesn’t give you the right to ever say such horrible, violent things about her or anyone else. She is very bright and never did she blatantly say she disliked or hated a game and even if she did it wouldn’t matter because that is her opinion and she is entitled to express that with out fear of persecution. You can go take a time out until you can get your shit sorted. Once you’re ready to share your opinions like an adult instead of psychic children with a thirst for human flesh you can rejoin us in reality.
Like she says
"It’s possible and even necessary to simultaneously enjoy media while also being critical of it’s more problematic or pernicious aspects."