When the threats of violence – including rape and murder – began, Anita Sarkeesian got much more than she bargained for. Sarkeesian, author of the blog Feminist Frequency, recently announced a Kickstarter campaign to raise $6,000 to produce a 5-video series entitled “Tropes vs. Women in Video Games.” The campaign surpassed its initial goal within 24 hours. The threats and derogatory remarks against Sarkeesian and her project that began flooding the Internet, along with the “Beat Up Anita Sarkeesian” online game posted by a detractor, brought so much attention to the project that its Kickstarter campaign exploded to include 6,967 backers who contributed nearly $160,000. Read More
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