Anita Sarkeesian Discusses Online Harassment at the 2014 XOXO Festival in Portland, Oregon

At the 2014 XOXO festival in Portland, Oregon back in September, Anita Sarkeesian (see previously) discussed the online harassment she has received and sexism in general in the wake of her controversial Tropes vs Women in Video Games series.

Two years ago, Anita Sarkeesian decided to use Feminist Frequency, her video series on the portrayal of women in the media, to document sexist stereotypes and cliches in videogames. That project, Tropes vs. Women in Videogames, ignited a sustained campaign of violent threats and abuse, while raising over $150,000 from nearly 7,000 supporters. Despite the intense scrutiny, each video is essential viewing, a free masterclass in gender studies.