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Anita Sarkeesian releases final Tropes vs Women episode

Five years on from its debut, the last episode of Tropes vs Women has been released. Created by Anita Sarkeesian, the series which examined the depiction of females in video games initially started as a Kickstarter looking for $6,000 of backing. Instead, the project went on to raise $160,000 from …

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Latest Feminist Frequency project hits funding goal

Video series Ordinary Women has been successfully crowdfunded on Seed&Spark. The Feminist Frequency production entered its final six-hour stretch some $20k short of its $200k goal. However, during a live stream featuring critic Anita Sarkeesian and broadcast from Double Fine Productions, the project hit its target. Four episodes of the …

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VIDEO: Second season of Sarkeesian’s Tropes vs Women arrives

The first episode of the second series of Anita Sarkeesian’s Tropes vs Women video series is now available to view online – and you can watch it right here. Called ‘Strategic Butt Coverings’, the short examines the different approach to gender character design in regards to how a player’s attention …

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Anita Sarkeesian makes Time 100 list

Feminist Frequency creator and equality advocate Anita Sarkeesian has made it into this year’s Time 100 list. [Sarkessian] became the target of vicious, misogynist harassment that included death and rape threats, pornographic vandalism of her Wikipedia page and a coordinated effort to have her Kickstarter flagged as terrorism. All of …

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VIDEO: Sarkessian debuts Positive Female Characters series

Feminist Frequency creator Anita Sarkeesian has released the first episode of her new series focusing on Positive Female Characters in games. The video, which can be seen below, focuses on 2011 title Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, which Sarkeesian cites as an example of a game that asserts the ability …

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Anita Sarkeesian and PewDiePie named in Time’s Influential People on the Internet list

Two of video gaming’s biggest figures have been included in Time’s ‘The 30 Most Influential People on the Internet’ list. Both Feminist Frequency creator Anita Sarkeesian and Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg are included in the article, which was published earlier this month, as spotted by VG247. Amid the #Gamergate controversy, this …

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Anita Sarkeesian skin is coming to TowerFall

The next set of character skins for indie combat game TowerFall will include a homage to Feminist Frequency creator Anita Sarkeesian. If you keep up on gaming news she may seem familiar – her appearance is loosely based on feminist games critic Anita Sarkeesian,” the studio said of the character. …

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Intel teams with Feminist Frequency for $300m tech diversity drive

Intel has pledged $300m of investment to improve diversity at the company and the wider technology and gaming sectors. The firm plans to work with several partners, including the International Game Developers Association, the E-Sports League, Feminist Frequency and the National Center for Women in Technology to support, enhance or …

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Sarkeesian dubbed ‘Video Game Avenger’ on striking Bloomberg Businessweek cover

The increasing influence of game critic Anita Sarkeesian has been demonstrated yet again with a striking cover on Bloomberg Businessweek. The image carries the slogan ‘Video Game Avenger: One woman’s crusade to vaporize gaming’s grossest trolls’ while the accompanying article is dubbed: ‘The Gaming Industry’s Greatest Adversary Is Just Getting …

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Sarkeesian and Colbert Report dismantle GamerGate in late-night US TV spot

Feminist Frequency creator Anita Sarkeesian appeared on satirical US political show The Colbert Report last night. Host Stephen Colbert, himself a spoof of right-leaning political TV pundits, span out several lines mocking the misogynist side of the GamerGate argument including yes, there’s a traditional gamer lifestyle, God ordained that there …

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