When Anita Sarkeesian announced plans to do a video series exploring the portrayal of women in video games, she became the victim of a massive online attack choreographed by members of the gaming community who cast her as the “villain” in their online “game” to ruin her life. It did not go well for them. But for Anita, things ended up going very well indeed.
You definitely want to watch the whole thing, but here are some highlights: at 1:00 she talks about why she loves video games, at 2:02 just try to imagine yourself in her shoes, at 3:45 she sticks the people attacking her under a microscope, and at 8:15 she doesn’t just win the game, she absolutely destroys it.
And this is why only 13% of computer science department students (on average) are sexually active. Smh.
Remember when this shit was going down? Check this out, it’s really important. I am in awe of her bravery.
This is awesome!
That’s amazing. Sexism is not over, or lessening in our generation. Still, this gives me back a little hope.
I’ve noticed that a lot of people talk about classical composers like they where all in the same room and wrote all of their collective music all at once in the “past”. Some people don’t realize that some famous composers didn’t even live in the same life span as others.