Misogyny, Gaming, and Online Culture
by, 07-12-2012 at 01:38 PM (913 Views)
This from the Globe and Mail:
It is striking how the Internet reveals the extent of misogyny in a patriarchal society.A woman seeking to expose misogyny in video games has suffered a harsh lesson in the extent of Internet viciousness, as a campaign of harassment escalated to a Canadian man creating a game that let people batter an image of her face.
Anita Sarkeesian, who blogs from California but was born near Toronto and identifies as Canadian-American, had her Wikipedia page locked after it was hacked repeatedly with profanity, lies and pornography. A site on which she fundraises received a concerted campaign to shut her down. And her YouTube channel received a flood of vile messages.