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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 08:27 PM

A Bunch Of Sad, Insecure Dudes Attacked A Woman And Everyone Got What They Deserved

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When Anita Sarkeesian announced plans to do a video series exploring the portrayal of women in video games, she became the victim of a massive online attack choreographed by members of the gaming community who cast her as the "villain" in their online "game" to ruin her life. It did not go well for them. But for Anita, things ended up going very well indeed.

You definitely want to watch the whole thing, but here are some highlights: at 1:00 she talks about why she loves video games, at 2:02 just try to imagine yourself in her shoes, at 3:45 she sticks the people attacking her under a microscope, and at 8:15 she doesn't just win the game, she absolutely destroys it.

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Reply A Bunch Of Sad, Insecure Dudes Attacked A Woman And Everyone Got What They Deserved (Original post)
Matariki Dec 2012 OP
Stinky The Clown Dec 2012 #1
LibGranny Dec 2012 #6
Matariki Dec 2012 #13
sabrina 1 Dec 2012 #2
femrap Dec 2012 #3
Maraya1969 Dec 2012 #4
Odin2005 Dec 2012 #5
SunSeeker Dec 2012 #7
ejbr Dec 2012 #8
midnight Dec 2012 #9
siligut Dec 2012 #10
Cerridwen Dec 2012 #11
Egalitarian Thug Dec 2012 #12
progressoid Dec 2012 #14

Response to Matariki (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 08:37 PM

1. I thought this was about John McCain and Lindsey Graham beating up on Susan Rice.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:56 PM

6. So did I - except I would have said "pathetic" men!

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 11:34 AM

13. LOL

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Response to Matariki (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 08:55 PM

2. She handled that beautifully. She is not the first woman to have been attacked by a cyber

mob of grown men who do not want women excelling in what they believe is their world. A few years ago there was another similar case with grown men again, launching similar attacks, always with the intention of silencing and scaring their targets simply because she was good in a field that they felt was theirs.

She eventually handled it by going to the media and the former, brave keyboard warriors found out that when a spotlight shines on their bullying, the public at large doesn't find them quite as clever and 'brave' as their fellow bullies do. They were exposed and they rushed to scrub what they once though was so very clever comments, take down their blogs, and disappeared.

This woman did a brilliant job, she was cool, calm and determined. And the irony is, if they had left her alone, she would not have been nearly as successful as she is now. Bullies, they picked the wrong woman this time. She is very brave, those were very nasty attacks and it makes you wonder what kind of men they are.

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Response to Matariki (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:07 PM

3. Yea....

 

but us dudes are harassed on The Internets....and the Games show us with bad bodies. It really sucks, dude. What can us dudes do?

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Response to Matariki (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:26 PM

4. That was great! Thanks for posting it.

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Response to Matariki (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:27 PM

5. That's what I call an epic win!

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Response to Matariki (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:15 PM

7. K&R

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Response to Matariki (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:35 PM

8. k & r n/t

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Response to Matariki (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:01 PM

9. I was aware of this women because of a post several weeks ago... But I had no idea how abusive it

was. I support this women's effort to change the image of women in video gams and glad she has received the resources she needs to spread a more positive image for women.

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Response to Matariki (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:53 PM

10. She is quite impressive.

Thank you for posting this.

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Response to Matariki (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:35 AM

11. Here are links to her blog and her youtube channel.

She's quite impressive which makes her very "dangerous". As is usually the case, she doesn't fit the feminist "caricature" catapulted in the media which is a double-whammy for some.

Blog: http://www.feministfrequency.com/

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/feministfrequency

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Response to Matariki (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:08 AM

12. K&R This will make all of video gaming better, though I'm sure it will be resisted

 

with the fervor of a religious crusade.

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Response to Matariki (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:33 PM

14. K/Rec. Definitely watch to the end!

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