Today’s Vagina News is a followup to a recent post on the Vagina News Facebook page about the first installment of Anita Sarkeesian’s video series on sexist tropes in video games. (If you haven’t seen that video, you must. Anita Sarkeesian is the creator and host of Feminist Frequency, which is absolutely fantastic.)
This is her recent TEDTalk about the horrifyingly misogynistic response she faced after launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund the series. In addition to Anita having to close comments on most of her content to stop the barrage of threats to her physical safety. TEDTalks had to close comments to this video for the same reason.
(Spoiler alert – her Kickstarter campaign received 2500% more money than she was asking for, so there is cause for hope. But this video is an exploration of where that awful backlash came from. To quote my wonderful husband, “She is one tough lady.”)