The awesome (mostly analog) gaming blog Gaming as Women interviewed me about Tropes vs Women in Video Games and Feminist Frequency. For this project, my goal is to talk about sexism in video games in a way that looks at gaming as an institution and focuses on the recurring patterns that we see over and over again in women’s representations. My goal is to illustrate that this is actually a deeply...
Harassment via Wikipedia Vandalism
As some of you may know a harassment campaign is being waged against me because of my Tropes vs Women in Video Games project on Kickstarter. This coordinated attack was launched by various online video game forums and has included attempts to get my accounts banned, a torrent of hate on YouTube, plus countless threats of violence, death, sexual assault and rape. As part of that intimidation effort...
The notion that cyber harassment is trivial is both widespread and damaging. ...– Danielle Keats Citron, “Law’s Expressive Value in Combating Cyber Gender Harassment” in the Michigan Law Review, December 2009.
Harassment, Misogyny and Silencing on YouTube
Here is a very small sample of the harassment I deal with for daring to criticize sexism in video games. Keep in mind that all this is in response to my Kickstarter project for a video series called Tropes vs. Women in Video Games (which I have not even made yet). These are the types of silencing tactics often used against women on the internet who dare to speak up. But don’t worry it...