It’s an exciting day! Anita Sarkheesian, creator of the Feminist Frequency video series, has released the first of her new Tropes vs Video Games series. If you’ll recall, last year Anita used Kickstarter to fund the new series, and mangry gamers came out of the woodwork to prove to the world that they were misogynist assholes by sending her gendered slurs and death and rape threats, accusing her of scamming people, suggesting she had no right to criticize games, and even making a video game where you get to punch her in the face repeatedly and graphically.
Now that the first video is out and it is, obviously, intelligent, well-researched, and sensible, you can expect misogynist gamers’ heads to explode in parents’ basements the world over.
And btw, not only did Anita not run off with the Kickstarter funds as she was oft-accused, but the men who created the competing fund drive for Tropes vs Men in Video Games apparently did run off with all the money. Lol.
Happy International Women’s Day everyone!