Tag: harassment

Harassment and Marginalization in Videogame Culture

It has been a long time since I’ve commented about anything related to misogyny and other forms of bigotry in videogame culture, much less specific incidents. Although I noted more than a year ago that the discourse is shifting, that we’re seeing more and more coverage on mainstream sites about marginalized groups of gamers, we’re also seeing greater backlash from the vocal…

Tropes vs. Women on the Internet: Having Opinions

One of the big pieces of news over the past few weeks has been the organized harassment campaign (trigger warning) against Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency. What she did wrong, according to the harassers, was to dare to put up a Kickstarter project to raise funds to create a series of web videos examining common stereotypcial female characters in videogames. She hasn’t…