Month July 2012

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SEXISM AND MISOGYNY DAMAGE THE REPUTATION OF VIDEO GAMES AS AN ARTFORM

This week the disturbing tale of Anita Sarkeesian wrote another sickening chapter. Sarkesian is the feminist activist whose Kickstarter page sought funds for a video she was making exploring the various stereotypes female video game characters are subjected. She faced the wrath of a vocal and misogynist segment of the video game community. Ben Daniels, another sexist, angry, denizen of the internet, created a game in which players could brutally assault Ms. Sarkeesian, until her face was bloody and bruised.

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