I read an article on the Verge about Anita Sarkeesian and the horrifically disturbing death-threats she has received recently. What warranted this you might ask? She speaks out against misogyny in Video Games. That’s right, her only crime was wanting Video Games to not portray women as damsels in distress, sexually objectified, or in any way subordinate to male characters. I have posted a link to the article below, but I want that to sink in for a moment. A woman who is rallying for fair and equal representation of women in VIDEO GAMES received DEATH THREATS and RAPE THREATS. Video Games are a somewhat related or offshoot industry of Software Development and I know this is a huge issue in what we do as well. Please be supportive of Women in our field. It comes down to the golden rule, treat others the way you’d want to be treated.
Here’s the article: