Anita Sarkeesian is a media critic and the creator of ‘Feminist Frequency‘, a video webseries that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives. Her work focuses on deconstructing the stereotypes and tropes associated with women in popular culture as well as highlighting issues surrounding the targeted harassment of women in online and gaming spaces.
The webpage offers a wide variety of videos based on accurate and extensive reasearch and is an excellent resource for all those who are interested in learning more about women’s representations in pop culture. Some of the subjects explored in Anita’s videos are: women’s representations in video games, the way toys construct and mantain traditional gender roles and characteristics, the Bechdel test, among other.
Anita Sarkeesian has been victim of online harassement given to her work in favour of women’s equality in video games. She describes her experience and the results it had in her project of creating more gender equal video games in a TED talk.