For her work on the series Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, Anita Sarkeesian has endured years of misogynistic trolling. Her story exemplifies how online misogyny can spill over into real world harassment and violence. For example, when she scheduled to be honored at the Game Developers Choice Awards in March 2014, the conference was threatened with a bomb attack. Nevertheless, Sarkeesian remains committed to challenging misogynistic, racist, and ableist portrayals in the gaming industry. Read about her work here. What lessons might Sarkeesian’s experiences and activities teach us about how to cope with online misogyny?
- Week 11 Day 1 Discussion Question 3
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