Anita Sarkeesian has created a series of videos and lectures about how women are demeaned, harassed and threatened online, by gamers and the video game industry, which uses women’s bodies as playthings and rewards. For this she has received death threats and places where she has been scheduled to give talks have been threatened with bombings, and one sicko even created a video game that allows players to punch her in the face. All because she dares to stand up and challenge the hateful speech by immature, adolescent males who dominate on-line gaming and the internet in general. This is absolutely outrageous and needs to end. These videos illustrate the problem. Be aware and challenge cyber-bullying when you see it.
John Oliver has a great segment on this issue as well:
- Feminist Frequency – a site that examines sexism and online harassment
- Interview with Anita Sarkeesian
- Twitter’s Free Speech Problem