Maybe you remember Anita Sarkeesian from her Kickstarter last June. She was looking to fund a YouTube series about the role of women video game characters and how they've been portrayed over the years.
As you can probably imagine Tropes vs. Women in Video Games accomplished two things:
1. She crushed her original Kickstarter goal of $6,000 by raising over $158,917.
2. She became targeted by an online hate campaign that posted thousands of anti-Semitic, sexist, and violent comments. Real classy stuff.
Her second episode, which discusses how many games include a woman being brutalized or killed is now up on YouTube. It was initially flagged as terrorism by the same class acts mentioned above and YouTube pulled the video. Sarkeesian fought the bogus claim and the second part of the series can be seen right above or via Feminist Frequency. Watch the video and let us know what you think.
TRIGGER WARNING: This video contains a handful of graphic scenes involving violence against women. Parents should preview the video first before sharing with young children.