Exposing Cyber gang-ups on feminists: Anita and the Trolls

A feminist blogger/video gamer, Anita Sarkeesian, initated a project
examining the representation, and portrayal, of women in the world of gaming
(“Tropes vs. Women in Video Games” –
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/566429325/tropes-vs-women-in-video-games/posts).

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The vitriolic responses posted to the blog are part of Jon Bois’ writing on “Meet ‘Guy On The Internet,’ Champion Of The Dullards.”

“Anyone who’s played many video games lately knows that this culture isn’t
quite an egalitarian Utopia. Sometimes the misogyny is sneaky and casual,
and sometimes it’s almost unbelievably flagrant, but it’s perpetuated on an
institutional level. So somebody wants to examine this critically. Not militantly, not
threateningly, not like she’s trying to break into your house and steal your
video games. Just critically. And holy shit, did this bring out a clone army
of Guys On The Internet. They harassed Sarkeesian, insulted her, and
repeated “go back to the kitchen, go make me a sandwich” with the same rote,
unthinking determination you might observe in the guy selling “mystical life
stones” in a mall kiosk. More at :
http://www.progressiveboink.com/2012/6/25/3112973/meet-guy-on-the-internet-champion-of-the-dullards?utm_source=Jezebel+Newsletter&utm_campaign=040fec483c-UA-142218-20&utm_medium=email

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~ by artpoped on July 8, 2012.

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