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]
Yup. Just proving her right. And pretty much everything she’s ever said.
The last few weeks in videogame culture have seen a level of combativeness more marked and bitter than any beforehand.
First, a developer—a woman who makes games who has had so much piled on to her that I don’t want to perpetuate things by naming her—was the target of a harassment campaign that…
This is really strong.
Change is a violent, painful, necessary thing, more often than not.
Basically what we’re seeing here is a parallel to the shrieking death-throes of the white homophobe conservative’s stranglehold on America.
One can only hope a painful death will be quick.
The missus and I are headed for ol’ Atlanta, GA in a few hours! Come on out to the Hyatt Regency to the Comic and Pop Artists Alley and say hi! Get some prints, some comics, and maybe a sketch? :D
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I was once tapped to do a voice for the show, but scheduling got in the way. Maybe some other time?