Remember that time the curator and exhibition designer decided to replace seating in the installation gallery with dozens of giant floor pillows so people could lounge in the exhibition, because that would be nice. Wouldn’t that be nice?
And then within a week they were all infested with…
Anita Sarkeesian, whose excellent Tropes vs Women in Video Games series is an important contribution to the discussion of gender and games, has been driven from her home by enraged male gamers whose stalking, and explicit, credible threats of sexual violence against her and her family convinced her to go into hiding.
In so doing, these men have ably demonstrated the point Sarkeesian sought to make all along: that gaming is riddled with misogynistic violence, and that this violence reflects a real-world misogyny rampant within the gaming world.
Trolls drive Anita Sarkeesian out of her house to prove misogyny doesn’t exist [Adi Robertson/The Verge]
yep, no problems here!
Considering that Anita Sarkeesian has been doing similar cultural criticism in all sorts of areas before she took on video games, this is basically objective proof that gamers are the worst.
I have a guilty-until-proven-innocent assumptoin when it comes to male gamers because of exactly this kind of shit. Overall they are scum.