Full IGN interview with Anita Sarkeesian

June 6, 2013

A few months ago I was interviewed by Paul Dean for an article at IGN entitled “Tropes vs Women in Video Games: Why it Matters”. Our conversation touched on a wide array of topics, including my experiences with games growing up, heroic women of the 1800s, and how I’ve responded to the organized harassment campaigns […]

Television Interview about Harassment in Gaming

November 3, 2012

Recently, I was interviewed for a TV segment on Canada’s Global News about my experience and the wider epidemic of harassment women face in gaming spaces. Also interviewed were Grace from the website Fat, Ugly or Slutty, Brenda Bailey Gershkovitch founder of game studio Silicon Sisters Interactive & James Portnow from the gaming web show […]

Anita on CBC Radio’s “The Current”

July 4, 2012

On July 3, 2012, I was interviewed on CBC’s morning show “The Current” about sexism in gaming and online harassment.  Brenda Bailey Gershkovitch of Silicon Sisters Interactive, a videogame studio owned and run by women, is also on the show discussing her experiences working in the industry. Listen to the full interview – Women and […]

Help Fund Tropes vs Women in Video Games

May 18, 2012

NOTE: The Kickstarter campaign has ended. Thank you everyone for all your support! See the final results here. Earlier this year, I was invited to speak about developing female characters in video games at the BUNGiE offices in Bellevue, WA (you probably know BUNGiE as the developers of the Halo series). It was a great […]

Top 10 Best Non-Violent iPhone Games

December 14, 2011

Here is my Top 10 List of favourite non violent video games for the iPhone.  I compiled this list because, while there is a huge variety of different types of video games, the testosterone driven, shoot em up style tends to dominate discussions about “serious gaming” and can feel exclusionary and alienating to a lot […]

The First Canadian Video Game Awards

May 6, 2010

Yesterday may have been the first Canadian Video Game Awards but I doubt they are the first instance of overt sexism in the Canadian video game industry. Last night I attended the first Canadian video game awards and minus the bad dialogue, the sexist jokes and the glorified “booth babes” as stage candy it wasn’t […]

WAM! 2010 Video and Playlist

March 26, 2010

I had such a fantastic time presenting at Women, Action and Media (WAM) in Los Angeles on March 25th, 2010.  I curated a show of online videos including remixes, vlogs, vids and short documentaries made by women.  Staying true with WAM‘s mission, these videos represent women taking action through media to talk about issues important […]

Remix: Too Many Dicks in Video Games

March 23, 2010

This remix was inspired by Sloane’s “Star Trek Dance Floor” It is no secret that the majority of video games these days star overly muscular men often carrying big swords, guns, baseball bats, chainsaws or other phallic weaponry. Many games normalize this extremely macho form of masculinity while uncritically glorifying war or military intervention. Sadly […]

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