Archive for the ‘Women’ Category

  1. manusnoble
    @kezamacdonald great article of the portrayal of women in the games industry. The video of Anita Sarkeesian was truly shocking
  2. The_AL_360
    Just watched Anita Sarkeesian’s TedTalk. Apparently trollin her gives you achievements
  3. hungryhole
    What Anita Sarkeesian went through makes me really embarrassed to play video games.
  4. ForceofSparda
    I love how Anita Sarkeesian calls Criticism an “online hate campaign”. Really, I do.
  5. Liberal Humanist
    For those interested here is a link with a video where Anita Sarkeesian describes her work in more detail. -WB
  6. Kamo Web - Les femmes / Women & le Web
    For those who think that online harassment isn’t serious: Listen, watch – get angry – mobilize – and act! — “Anita Sarkeesian talks about online misogyny in the video game community, and her experience with harassment because of her work. She is a media critic and the creator of Feminist Frequency, a video webseries that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives.”
  7. Below post in Rockpapershotgun is where I first read about Anita Sarkeesian and her project in a video blog named “Feminist Frequency”. I have noticed many times how women are portrayed in some cartoons, video games, online games, movies, etc. and those are very disturbing. I am sure, you will be more disturbed as well as enlightened when you listen to Anita Sarkeesian’s videos. 
  8. She is like this person who continuously reads news critiquing women representation in pop culture. She possess this enormous positive energy showing the stereotypes possessed by many popular media.
  9. She is effectively using new media to represent the different representation of race, gender, sexuality, class in today’s media. Her videos are used as educational tools in classrooms and she interacts with her audience in the video comments. 
  10. Starting with 0 supporters and $0.00 of donations, she gradually gained significant number of supporters and donations. She talks internationally about her project findings and below are some of her videos in the blog. Not surprisingly, there are many opponent views against her’s. But, the most surprising and shocking part is that they oppose her in the form of threats of death and rape. Anita Sarkeesian seems not offended or afraid for any those opponents, instead she spoke on TEDX Women describing the forms of threats in the digital world. 
  11. APA Division 46 | Society for Media Psychology and Technology
    Anita Sarkeesian became an online target this year after announcing her project to make series of educational videos about stereotypes of female characters in video games. Her recent TEDxWomen talk shows her determination to triumph over that experience. (Trigger warning: Language.)

    What lessons from this experience would you teach in a media psychology class?

    – Jill Elswick

  12. After all, it is a person’s opinion and her freedom of speech. There is always a choice to accept/reject, agree/disagree with people’s argument. I remember Anita asking for people to donate if they like or not donate if they don’t like. Very Straight forward! As  John Walker says, stereotypes about men also do exist in pop culture but would there be this level of threat if someone would talk against that? 
  13. ROAR!-Empowering Women to Give Voice to Their Truth
    ROAR! accolades to Anita Sarkeesian for standing up against male gamers who wanted her stopped and silenced. This is a brave woman!…