In this New Statesman article, Helen Lewis discusses some of the hate & harassment I have faced since launching my Tropes vs Women in Video Games Kickstarter including a flash game where players are invited to “Beat Up Anita Sarkeesian”.
Here are a few follow up posts by various bloggers about the “game” and its creator:
- Man Disagrees With Woman, Makes Game About Punching Her
- The “wit” and “wisdom” of the guy who created that “beat up Anita Sarkeesian” game
- Storify: Why is this conversation necessary?
Note: I think its important to keep in mind that this domestic violence “game” and its creator are only a symptom of the much larger cultural problem called misogyny. The problem is a society-wide epidemic that reaches far beyond the vile actions of one individual.