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This Filmmaker Accidentally Exposed The Disturbing Underbelly Of Online Harassment

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.15.2016 | Women

BROOKLYN ― It was a rainy morning in the fall of 2014, and filmmaker Cynthia Lowen was half-listening to WNYC radio while getting dressed for work w...

Anita Sarkeesian Is Giving History's Overlooked Women The Attention They Deserve

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 09.13.2016 | Women

If anyone is equipped to discuss women’s representation in the media, it’s Anita Sarkeesian. After creating the education nonprofit Feminist Freq...

Misogyny Is a Window That Goes Up and Down

Lori Day | Posted 05.18.2016 | Women
Lori Day

2016 is the year I have realized that the men on the other side of the window are not all religious or political conservatives. Many of them are liberal in their worldview and the champions of progressive causes.

Video Games Might Have A Butt Problem

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 01.19.2016 | Technology

Not every butt is made equal in the video game world, it turns out. Games often emphasize the rumps of female characters while male characters have th...

The Most Inspiring Women of 2015

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.31.2016 | Women
Shira Lazar

We can't wait to see which women will be stepping forward to lead the way next year.

Women Are Prizes In Video Games -- And That Should Bother You

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 08.31.2015 | Technology

Swelling breasts, revealing costumes, wet turtle smooches: These are the rewards you may be used to seeing in your favorite video games. A new entry i...

I Am Literally Terrified to Go to the Movies Now

Jef Rouner | Posted 08.20.2016 | Parents
Jef Rouner

Media is a mirror of how we see the world, and increasingly venues for experiencing that media seem to be the targets of individuals who would wage the culture war in a more literal fashion. It makes me afraid.

This Is How You Make A Strong Female Video Game Character

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 04.01.2015 | Technology

Apparently, this is trickier than it sounds.

Sex In Newest 'Grand Theft Auto' More Graphic Than Ever

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 11.19.2014 | Technology

Grand Theft Auto has taken its depiction of women to a new extreme.

Social Media's Ugly Shadow: When Greater Visibility Hurts

Anne Hill | Posted 01.10.2015 | Technology
Anne Hill

Trolling is bullying, plain and simple. It can happen to anyone who gains a large following, especially in tech. And unfortunately, women are often singled out for the worst abuse.

It's Time to Stop the Hate of Gamergate

Vander Caballero | Posted 01.03.2015 | Technology
Vander Caballero

As head of a game development studio -- and as a human being -- I am appalled by the venom that is being spewed.

Anita Sarkeesian Explains The Truth About Gamergate To Stephen Colbert In Under 5 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 10.30.2014 | Women

If you're confused about Gamergate, media critic and feminist blogger Anita Sarkeesian just simplified the controversy in less than five minutes. ...

Where Are My Rape Threats?

David Trumble | Posted 12.23.2014 | Women
David Trumble

The malignant only threaten those who make inroads, who carve out spaces where they can be heard and can affect change, who realize their independent and collective power and wield it, from every dark corner into every dark corner.

The Cyber War on Women: Anita Sarkeesian Cancels Utah Lecture After Shooting Threats

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 12.16.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

This "perfect storm" of guns and cyber-stalking of women is an example of how Western culture, through both philosophy and Christian theology, works to normalize violence against women, and violence in the general culture.

The Threats Against Anita Sarkeesian Expose The Darkest Aspects Of Online Misogyny

Maureen Ryan | Posted 12.15.2014 | Women
Maureen Ryan

It is tremendously disheartening to suspect that the treatment of women online is getting worse, not better. We've had decades of experience dealing with those who use the Internet with the intent to cause mental or physical distress or harm. We really haven't leveled up?

Twitter Trolls Take Aim At Feminist Blogger

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 06.12.2013 | Technology

The launch of the Xbox One has offered a parade of needless disappointments: a higher-than competition price tag, a potentially restrictive game-tradi...

Sexism and Misogyny Ruin the Reputation of Video Games as an Art Form

Matthew Byrd | Posted 10.21.2012 | Teen
Matthew Byrd

If the video game industry ever wants to be perceived as high art by a larger mainstream culture, it must finally address the institutionalized sexism that has come to define the medium.

Tropes vs. Women

Posted 06.14.2012 | Arts

Imagine a world where female video game characters could save the world instead of waiting to get saved. Think about it: if the ladies were doing the ...