Gaming, VR World

Patreon Pressured to Pull Sarkeesian Effect Documentary

The creative funding site Patreon is being pressured by users to pull a documentary project aimed at a controversial topic in media culture.

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Gaming, VR World

Anita Sarkeesian Implicated in Mocking 'Autotuned Rebuttal' Video

Renown feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian (of Feminist Frequency fame) has been implicated to the support and co-creation of a musical “rebuttal” that lampoons criticism of her Tropes vs Women in Video Games series. The mockery was directly aimed at a video published by the Factual Feminist, Dr. Christina H. Sommers, which actively scrutinizes Sarkeesian’s findings. Sommers’ video has been seen by many as an interesting perspective in the subject of sexism in video games, and cites various studies to back her claims. Her content and words on social media platform Twitter have been embraced as a strong counterpoint to Sarkeesian’s video series thus far. Instead of being met

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Twitter Suspends Anita Sarkeesian Critic for 'Abusive Behavior'

Popular YouTuber and Anita Sarkeesian critic Thunderf00t has been suspended on Twitter for taking part in “abusive behavior”. In a recent video Thunderf00t reveals that the social media platform chose to temporarily ban his account from the service, citing a violation of Twitter’s abusive behavior policy. The policy reads as follows: Threats and abuse Users may not make direct, specific threats of violence against others, including threats against a person or group on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, or disability. Targeted abuse or harassment is also a violation of the Twitter Rules and Terms of Service. Interestingly enough,

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