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Anita Sarkeesian

  1. [UPDATED] Gamergate Death Threat Is a Slam Dunk for Prosecutors. Will They Act?

    The death threat you're about to hear in this tape comes from Columbus, Ohio. The prosecuting attorney in that district is Ron O’Brien. If he wished, he could bring criminal charges against this man by the end of the day. I have an employee at my company whose entire job it is to research and catalogue these threats for law enforcement. And yet, terrifyingly, nothing has been done.

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  2. New Feminist Frequency Video in “Positive Female Characters” Series Examines Ubisoft’s Beyond Good & Evil

    The second episode of Feminist Frequency’s new Positive Female Characters series continues to showcase awesome representation in gaming by looking at the importance of Jade, the protagonist of Ubisoft's 2003 game Beyond Good & Evil.

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  3. Twitter Harassment Is Not Just a Joss Whedon Problem: The Age of Ultron Director Explains Why He Deleted His Account

    Buzzfeed has asked the Avengers: Age of Ultron director why he left Twitter, and "harassment from feminists" was not his answer.

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  4. Listening to Women in the World: Anita Sarkeesian, Ashley Judd, & More Discuss Fighting Online Threats

    "You really lose your faith in humanity if you spend a little time online," Katie Couric.

    Last week I attended a portion of the 6th annual Women in the World Summit at Lincoln Center in New York to catch the panel "Stop the Trolls" featuring someone very familiar to TMS -- Anita Sarkeesian.

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  5. Anne Wheaton Tricked Gamergate Into Indirectly Donating to Feminist Frequency

    You troll, girl!

    Anne Wheaton, Vandal Eyes genius and wife of Wil Wheaton, did an experiment on Twitter yesterday which led harassing Gamergaters into causing donations to be made to one of the organizations they despise the most - Feminist Frequency.

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  6. Anita Sarkeesian Got to Meet All The Rad People at Last Night’s TIME 100 Gala

    What a TIME to be alive!

    TIME's annual "100 Most Influential People" list was released last week, and last night many of the world's tastemakers converged on New York's Lincoln Center for a night of performances, speeches, and rubbing shoulders with other influential bad-asses.

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  7. Damn Right: Anita Sarkeesian Makes TIME’s Top 100 Most Influential People List

    Later, gaters.

    TIME is all about Anita Sarkeesian: only months after being named one of TIME's "30 Most Influential People on the Internet," the feminist gaming critic has also made the magazine's annual "100 Most Influential People" feature.

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  8. New Feminist Frequency Video Is The First In Their New “Positive Female Characters” Series

    As much as it's important to call out the things that are wrong with representation in gaming, it's equally important to uplift the people who are doing things right. In this first episode of Feminist Frequency's new Positive Female Characters series, they look at the awesomeness of the Scythian, the protagonist of Capybara Games’ 2011 release Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP.

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  9. TIME Names Anita Sarkeesian, Beyonce, J.K. Rowling and Other BAMFs the “30 Most Influential People on the Internet”

    A series of important tubes.

    TIME may not be down with Internet slang, but it did recently acknowledge a diverse and international group of people that are changing our world online and IRL as part of its "30 Most Influential People on the Internet" list.

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  10. Anita Sarkeesian’s “What I Couldn’t Say” About Harassment Starts With a Big F You. Literally.

    Years of harassment not only take a toll on a person, but the scrutiny you're forced to live under when an angry mob is just waiting for you to say something they can use against you can seriously alter the way you act in public. You have to be unreasonably careful about what you say, so Anita Sarkeesian made this speech at the "What I Couldn't Say" panel at the All About Women Festival in Sydney to give herself an outlet for everything she's been holding inside.

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  11. Things We Saw Today: William Shatner Celebrates Leonard Nimoy’s Life On Twitter

    To honor Nimoy's life today, Shatner took to Twitter to answer fan questions about Nimoy and their friendship.

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  12. Indie Game TowerFall Bases Character On Anita Sarkeesian

    Also, you should just play TowerFall. It's great.

    Let's petition to make hoop earrings a growing trend in character design, because they are pretty awesome.

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  13. Law and Order SVU Is Doing an Episode Inspired By Gamergate

    DUN DUN

    In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered actually about ethics in game journalism.

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  14. [UPDATED] Feminist Frequency Releases Its Annual Report, Sarkeesian Affirms Commitment to Fighting Online Harassment

    Mmmmm, numbers.

    Need a breath of hope for the video games industry, particularly the presence of women and women's voices within it and its community? Well, Feminist Frequency's 2014 backer report isn't all sunshine and rainbows... but it's got a few solid rays.

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  15. Wikipedia Has Banned Five Feminist Editors From Gamergate Articles & More

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    A decision was made this week by "Wikipedia's supreme court" to ban five editors who were attempting to prevent the "Gamergate Controversy" article from taking on a pro-Gamergate slant. The editors can not only no longer edit the Gamergate entry, but also any other entry having to do with "gender or sexuality, broadly construed."

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  16. Watch Anita Sarkeesian and Brianna Wu Talk Misogyny in Gaming on Yesterday’s Nightline

    It's about ethics in late-night news journalism!

    First the Colbert Report. Now the world.

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  17. “It’s [Not] Okay”: How Women Die In Comic Book Movies

    It's super not okay.

    Tropes are not intrinsically bad - so armed with Netflix, a library card, and a horde of comic-book-loving friends, I sat down and looked at every single live-action adaptation of an English-based comic book or graphic novel filmed after 1990.

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  18. Joss Whedon & Anita Sarkeesian Meet, Have Laughs, Fight the Patriarchy

    Alternate title: Joss Whedon Casts Anita Sarkeesian in His Next Superhero Film "Feminism Force Five"

    Anita Sarkeesian is having a pretty good week. First she was featured in Intel's chief executive Brian M. Krzanich keynote speech as CES where the company took a strong stance against harassment in the industry and put forth a huge initiative towards diversity at their company. Now here she is chumming it up with our friend Joss Whedon! Where? Why? Who cares! This is awesome.

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  19. Intel Wants Diversity in the Workplace, Puts $300 Million Where Their Mouth Is

    "This isn't just good business, it's the right thing to do."

    What's the best way to help your image after accidentally taking sides in a gender-based smear campaign in the video game world? Put forth millions of dollars toward getting more women in the industry. Oh, and they promoted Feminist Frequency. I believe they call this a mic drop.

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  20. 17 Of Our Favorite Quotes, Tweets, and Moments For Feminism In 2014

    Let's all feel good for a minute.

    2014 certainly had its ups and downs, didn't it? But as this year comes to a close, let's take some time to focus on some of the ups. Namely, some of the fantastic videos, Twitter hashtags, interviews, and quotes from human beings which actually made us feel good about the state of the world for once.

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