Feminist Frequency Creator Anita Sarkeesian Driven From Home After Death Threats and Abuse
Anita Sarkeesian is the creator of Feminist Frequency's "Tropes vs Women in Video Games." Perhaps you've heard of it? It's rather hard not to hear anything about her or the series, especially this past month. You may be aware then of just how much abuse gets thrown her way on a daily basis. Well, it seems as though some Internet tough guys took things just a bit too far last night.
A person or persons sent messages via Twitter to her about how they were going to murder her and her family. The abuse became so bad that she contacted authorities and decided to stay with some friends over night instead of at her own place.
Some very scary threats have just been made against me and my family. Contacting authorities now
I'm safe. Authorities have been notified. Staying with friends tonight. I'm not giving up. But this harassment of women in tech must stop!
Earlier today she shared just a small sample of the kind of abuse that was sent her way.
The recent spike of hate being sent her way seems to be due to the recent release of the latest episode of Tropes vs Women in Video Games. You can see that video, "Women as Background Decoration: Part 2" below.