She pointed out the sexism in video games, so men threatened her until she fled her home
On Monday, Anita Sarkeesian posted a segment titled “Women as Background Decoration.” It examined how gratuitous sexual abuse and violence permeates contemporary video games. By the next day, she had received so many violent threats that she had to flee her home. And these weren’t idle Internet threats — some contained accurate identifying information about Sarkeesian’s home and family, enough for law enforcement to get involved.
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The people who say that there’s no sexism in gaming; do they ever wonder why “trolls” consistently target people who point out sexism and take it to these extremes or is the whole thing just random chance to them every single time?
Wow. I watched this video a few months back, and I had no idea this had happened. I ultimately stopped being an active online gamer due to the harassment. Getting a message saying “hey whore” every time I logged onto PSN. Or being told a variety of sexually explicit things while playing online… it’s exhausting. Poor girl.
if you dont put women its because you dont put women, if you put then as part of the story its because you didnt put them good, if betwen the thousands of dead corpses are women its bad cause its violence, if you PUT the bad guys killing women and using it as a trigger (portraying as a bad thing) its bad?! you are basically defending a women and portraying the violence against women as BAD, you also have women working with you NOT for you, Bioshock had women on their story, being a big part of the action.. but no! lets see a few dead corpse and call it a day.. this kind of people its the reason why feminism its so stereotyped, there isn’t a thing you don’t complain about. it gets so far out of the point that its irrelevant. the world needs quality feminism, with relevant stuff not just decorative stuff on video games that are made for mens, because lets face it, video games are and will be made for men because they are the main buyers..