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She pointed out the sexism in video games, so men threatened her until she fled her home

On Monday, Anita Sarkeesian posted a segment titled “Women as Background Decoration.” It examined how gratuitous sexual abuse and violence permeates contemporary video games. By the next day, she had received so many violent threats that she had to flee her home. And these weren’t idle Internet threats — some contained accurate identifying information about Sarkeesian’s home and family, enough for law enforcement to get involved.

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Wow I haven’t watched her stuff in a while but I can believe that she got threaten. I’m floored.


What if Marvel drew its male heroes like its female ones

 In an effort to complicate the all-too-common “notion that women only exist to titillate straight men,” writer and co-host of the podcast “Matt & Brett Love Comics,” Brett White, decided to give male superheroes some sexy variant covers of their very own.

As White points out in his introduction to the images, the issue isn’t with sexiness itself; rather, it’s with the fact that female superheroes — and women more generally — are disproportionately subject to sexualization in a way that men and male characters are not.

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