Anita Sarkeesian is the creator of Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, a YouTube video series examining gender tropes in video games. The series was financed via crowdfunding, and acquired notoriety when its Kickstarter campaign triggered a wave of sexist harassment against Sarkeesian.
When Sarkeesian raised nearly $160,000 using Kickstarter, there was an immediate backlash from members of the gaming and internet communities. Commenters on her YouTube and Facebook pages wrote hateful comments, threats of violence, and death threats.
A game that appeared on popular Flash game website Newgrounds allowed players to virtually assault Sarkeesian by clicking on her face, effectively “beating her up.” As players continued to click the picture, scars, bruises, and lacerations would appear on a photograph of Sarkeesian,
On August 26th, Sarkeesian received a series of graphic threats [trigger warning: rape, violence, sexist slurs] as seen here.
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i have legitimately never laughed harder and for as long in my entire life
I sat here until my eyes glazed over and then was thinking ‘this is so dumb its just three wells’ and then
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Being good to each other is so important, guys.
OMG LOVE THIS S/O to whoever made this
Reblogging again because it’s literal perfection
This is brilliant.
So this is the deal.
We switched providers, from att to time warner .
Phones and game systems will connect to the wifi fine but my laptop and my dad’s won’t (or we need to have the ethernet cable connected)
I’ve googled some stuff but honestly none of it makes much sense or changed anything.
Alright this don’t make no damn sense.
Imma just bring this back.
They hit EVERY SINGLE BEAT jeeeeeez
Ok so my sister [shes 10] wants to cut her hair short [similar to Rhianna] and my mom says that it’s wrong and ugly for a girl to cut her hair short [ive been told that yet I cut it] And I want to show her that that’s just not how things work, That any girl can have short hair if they want and still look “girly” or “ladylike” as my mom would say
SHOTS FIREDDamn that turned innocent to calling out sexism real fast
But the best thing is that it wasn’t planned, I think that’s why I love livestreams so much. There’s no editing so it’s just them.
Who does a pharaoh talk to when he’s sad?
i lost 10 followers already
this is how i do friendship
Sometimes I can’t stop thinking about how Zuko accidentally spoke against his father and begged for forgiveness, on his knees with tears in his eyes, and got half his face burned off and banished from his home
Then Zuko betrayed his uncle and everything Iroh had ever taught him, begged for forgiveness on his knees with tears in his eyes, and got a hug and complete forgiveness and unconditional love