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Controversial games critic and YouTube star Anita Sarkeesian has outlined plans to launch two new web series in 2015, while continuing to produce her popular Feminist Frequency videos. According to the report (.pdf), Sarkeesian's non-profit organization (also named "Feminist Frequency") has plans...

January 27th 2015 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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ABC's Nightline aired interviews with Anita Sarkeesian, Brianna Wu, Tim Schafer and a handful of video game critics and players on Wednesday, in a segment titled, "What It Feels Like To Be A Gamergate Target." It presented an overview of the issues involved in GamerGate, including the portrayal of...

January 15th 2015 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Hoping to hear from the other side of the gender aisle, Anita Sarkeesian has turned over the latest episode of her controversial Feminist Frequency video blog to a few dozen men who explain all the little, unspoken positives that come along with having a pronounced Y chromosome in the world of v...

December 2nd 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Feminist gaming critic Anita Sarkeesian paid a visit to Stephen Colbert last night on his satirical show, The Colbert Report. Sarkeesian explained the origins of the GamerGate movement and the threats she's received while the host aimed his talent for razor-sharp satire at the controversy's...

October 30th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Feminist critic Anita Sarkeesian has canceled an appearance at Utah State University following death threats where the institution could not implement stronger safety controls. "Sarkeesian was informed that, in accordance with the State of Utah law regarding the carrying of firearms, if a person h...

October 15th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Anita Sarkeesian is in a special position. Not only does she publicly and academically dissect video games from a feminist perspective, but she is able to transfer that magnifying glass onto herself, since her work has made her a well-known figure within the industry. In a talk at XOXO in Portla...

October 7th 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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In the second part of Anita Sarkeesian's examination of women as decoration in games, the Feminist Frequency founder examines games in which female characters exist purely as sexual objects to advance the plot. Brief scenes of sexual assault in Metro 2033 and BioShock, for example, offer no disc...

August 25th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Feminist Frequency founder Anita Sarkeesian has launched the first video in her "Women as Background Decoration" series, dissecting how women are portrayed as non-playable sex objects in video games and the real-world effects these images have on players. Women as Background Decoration is the se...

June 16th 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Organizers of the 14th annual Game Developers Choice Awards have named this year's Special Award winners, honoring Riot Games founders Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill alongside Feminist Frequency creator Anita Sarkeesian at an upcoming ceremony event. The event's Pioneer Award will go to Beck and Me...

February 11th 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Damsel in Distress: Part 2 of Anita Sarkeesian's Tropes vs. Women in Video Games series discusses three "trope cocktails" that she says developers use to spice up the bland "save the girl" plotline: the woman in the rerigerator, the disposable woman and the mercy killing. Sarkeesian introduced t...

May 28th 2013 at 8:30pm 0 Comments