Posted By Austin Yorski about 3 months, 1 week ago
If you are engaged with the everyday controversies of gaming’s online culture, you probably remember video personality and culture critic Anita Sarkeesian. Her YouTube series “Feminist Frequency” was already pretty popular when she turned her attention towards video games and began a KickStarter campaign asking for $6,000 to fund a series called “Tropes vs. Women in Games.”
Inevitably, the collective misogyny of the web turned a backlash into $158,922. Nine months later we finally have the first episode of the project, which you can watch below.
Needless to say, the debate around topics such as gender and sexuality can get pretty heated (YouTube comments on the video are disabled for a reason). However, as a fellow pretentious observer of pop culture, I thought it would be interesting to share our thoughts about this piece on Blistered Thumbs.
I don’t agree with everything Sarkeesian has to say, but I respect her for speaking up and engaging in an vital discussion on the medium as a whole.