Anita Sarkeesian is a media critic and the creator of Feminist Frequency, a video webseries that explores the representations of women in video games and 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. Recently, her critical reflections on how women are (mis)represented in video games, the focus of her new web series Women vs. Tropes in Video Games, have catalyzed conversations about women, game culture, and computing more broadly. Check out Tropes vs. Women on Tumblr.
This event is sponsored by Communication Studies with Game Design, Art + Design, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, Northeastern Center for the Arts, and NU ADVANCE.