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]
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i think the best but also saddest thing about this is that MEN created this product to protect women from MEN
It literally kills me when men think they know women’s fashion better than women
Literally all she did was point out misognyistic tropes in a video games, and this is the aftermath. Men continually prove feminism correct and necessary.
Fucking appalling. She posted an example of the kind of harassment she gets, and it’s just terrifying. Why do these assholes think this behavior is okay? Knock it off, guys. Have a little bit of fucking decency.
interesting how the answers change as the men get younger
Had to bold it.
we just gotta wait till the dangerously ignorant die out.
are we just gonna ignore the second guy, who was plenty young and just as ignorant?? just waiting around does no one any good, people
Bruce Wayne watched both of his parents die.
Tony Stark has heart problems and anxiety.
Peter Parker saw his uncle being murdered.
Steve Rogers lost his best friend.
Bruce Banner attempted suicide.
If they can save the world, you can get through this day.
Never stop fighting.
none of these people are real
god forbid kids be allowed to draw comfort and inspiration from fiction i mean what do you kick puppies for fun
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"Gina can land all 8 blows in a blistering 3 seconds. And how much does this maelstrom combine to generate? An amazing 4,800 pounds of force. That’s like a North Pacific giant octopus pounding you with all 8 of it’s arms. Translation: In 3 seconds, Gina could brake your ribs, give you a concussion, shatter your nose, rupture your spleen, cause internal bleeding, and put you down for the count."
but women can’t be superheroes
I want to be her.
ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW THIS SHIT.