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]
This is horrible
men are such little piss babies D;;;
the death threats are disgusting but can you guys stop trying to frame this as if she’s some champion for women and feminism in the gaming industry. she schemed thousands of dollars from people to make half assed youtube videos, admitted she doesn’t play video games, looks for things to upset her around every corner, and overreacts to any critique which is part of the reason she’s getting trolled. there are plenty of other girls/women like who actually play games like TamashiiHiroka who make much better videos about the same issues and don’t have to do things like disable the comments section, drown out feedback, or scheme you out of your money. it’s upsetting but i just don’t understand how troll bait getting trolled is news or surprising