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Anita Sarkeesian

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. [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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  9. Wikipedia Has Banned Five Feminist Editors From Gamergate Articles & More

    :/

    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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  10. 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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  11. “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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Feminist Frequency’s New Video Is “25 Invisible Benefits of Gaming While Male”

    Playing With Privilege.

    Anita Sarkeesian has released a new Feminist Frequency video—not in her Tropes vs. Women in Video Games series, but under a new "Playing With Privilege" banner. The video, featuring DoubleFine's Tim Schafer and IGN's Greg Miller (among others), is based on Feminist Frequency producer Jonathan McIntosh's Polygon article about what it's like to game with male privilege.

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  16. Anita Sarkeesian Is Animated On The Cover Of Bloomberg As A “Video Game Avenger”

    Blastin' through tropes like the Kool-Aid Man.

    Ok, but what class of Social Justice Warrior is Video Game Avenger? Is that higher or lower than Feminist Mage? Plz advise.

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  17. Joss Whedon Discusses Online Misogyny And Gives Advice To Feminist Men

    And just a pinch of yelling at Idris Elba.

    If you're Joss Whedon you're likely to be asked about two things in interviews these days—Marvel movies and feminism. Find out what the director had to say about some of the misogyny he witnesses online.

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  18. [UPDATED] Did You Miss Anita Sarkeesian Talking Gamergate On Colbert? We’ve Got The Video For You.

    That happened.

    Creator of Feminist Frequency Anita Sarkeesian surprised us late Wednesday by tweeting this photo of herself sitting at the famous desk of The Colbert Report. Sure enough, just a few hours later she sat with Stephen Colbert himself to discuss the Gamergate movement and online harassment. And The Mary Sue has the video in case you missed it.

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  19. [UPDATED] HOLY FEMINIST FREQUENCY, BATMAN! Anita Sarkeesian is Going to Be On The Colbert Report TONIGHT!

    Anita Sarkeesian, the woman behind Feminist Frequency just tweeted this and I think I may cry I'm so happy.

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  20. Newsweek Drills Down on Percentage of #GamerGate Tweets to Developers Rather Than Journalists, Results Are Predictable

    Predictable by an order of magnitude.

    "The Twitter frameworks show I've BLOCKED more users than Newsweek says sent me negative messages," said Brianna Wu.

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