Kickstarter Project Funded with 6967 Backers! – Feminist Frequency

Kickstarter Project Funded with 6967 Backers!

June 17, 2012

An absolutely astonishing 6,967 of you pledged $158,917 to support Tropes vs Women in Video Games!

Who knew running a Kickstarter campaign could be such a roller coaster ride!? I am truly and sincerely honored by the outpouring of support for this project.  It gives me great hope to see that so many people of all genders are concerned about the way women are represented in gaming.  I’m also deeply moved by the fact that so many of you are standing with me against this staggering tidal wave of hate and harassment.  After the last two weeks, I have to say, I’m pretty exhausted but so very excited about what is to come with the future of Tropes vs Women in Video Games.

Backers can keep up to date on my Kickstarter page where I will be posting regular production updates and details about the evolution of the project and how it will expand given all the extra funding.

Media Round Up

Below I’ve posted a few of the interviews and articles that have appeared on blogs and news sites discussing this project, the recent attacks on me and some thoughtful commentary about online harassment in gaming and on the internet in general. (A word of warning before entering the comments in some of these articles)

Note: This list is regularly updated

INTERVIEWS
From Samus to Lara: An Interview With Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency – Gamespot
How Anita Sarkeesian funded a project about video game sexism – PMSClan
Tropes Vs Women in Video Games – Gaming As Women
Feminist Take on Games Draws Crude Ridicule, Massive Support – Wired
Interview: Anita Sarkeesian, games, and Tropes vs. Women – Destructoid
Women and Gaming: Smashing Stereotypes – CBC Radio “The Current”
Woman Vs. Internet: How Anita Sarkeesian beat the trolls – GamesIndustry International

NEWS
Dear Internet This Is Why You Can’t Have Anything Nice – New Statesman
Think sexism’s OK in games, you may be in the wrong century – Guardian
Winning Without Cheat Codes: Jay Smooth On Gaming And Harassment – Forbes
Feminist pop-culture critic faces off against sexist gamers – Globe and Mail
Tropes vs. Women: How misogynist trolls accidentally funded feminism – Macleans
Online Misogyny: Can’t Ignore It, Can’t Not Ignore It – Slate
Lara Croft battles male jerks – Salon

GAMING SITES
Tropes Vs. Women In Video Games Vs. The Internet – Rock Paper Shotgun
This Week In Harassment – The Borderhouse Blog
Kickstarter Video Project Attracts Misogynist Horde – The Escapist
Tropes vs Movie Bob – The Big Picture, The Escapist [VIDEO]
Feminist Frequency Kickstarter project smashes target – Games Industry
Awful Things Happen When You Try to Make a Video About Video Game Stereotypes – Kotaku

BLOGS
When There’s So Much Bullshit Online, You Forget How to Feel – Jezebel
Backlash to the Feminist Frequency Kickstarter – Geek Feminism
The All-Too-Familiar Harassment Against Feminist Frequency, and What The Gaming Community Can Do About It – The Mary Sue

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