some trogolodytes have created a game that lets players beat up Anita Sarkeesian, the feminist video blogger who’s been subject to an unremitting campaign of harassment since she created a Kickstarter to support a project to explore tropes of female characters in video games.
Sexual Harassment in Online Gaming Stirs Anger (Aug 1) Sexism, racism, homophobia and general name-calling are facts of life in certain corners of online video games. But the Cross Assault episode exposed the severity of the harassment that many women experience in virtual gaming communities. The issue has moved beyond endless debate among gaming insiders to more public calls for change
Sheryl Sandberg, TED talk: It's not because of lack of female potential. Women need to stop shooting themselves in the foot -- no more drawing back ten years early in anticipation of childbearing, for instance. Equally, though, she lists areas where we, as a society, need to improve. We need more equitable division of labor in the home, for example, if we want to see more equitable division of honors in the boardroom.
Way to go Melinda Gates - Supporting a great cause and not trying to force her beliefs on others. Another reason I love the work of the Gates Foundation.