A New Video Series About Sexism in Games Which Male Gamers Especially Should Share
After enduring several waves of laughably pathetic online trolling, death threats, and other nastiness from many sad, scared, anonymous males (summary here), Ms Anita Sarkeesian has plowed ahead undaunted and released her first Kickstarter-funded video on sexist tropes in videogames, which is fascinating and well-researched and you can watch it below here:
If you're a man who reads New World Notes and you agree with what she says -- and despite some quibbles here and there, I'd say she's overwhelmingly on point -- do me a favor: Consider sharing this video in your various social networks. (Including and perhaps especially Reddit.) Of course women will share it as well, and that's great too, but as a wise female gamer just told me:
"It definitely adds to it a bit when it's not just ladies posting it everywhere, which is sort of messed up... the silent majority of dudes aren't sexist a-holes, and the less silent they are about the fact the better." And not being silent starts with sharing videos like this. It will help lead to better games, and a better culture around games.
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