I really love Anita Sarkeesian, her work, and her seemingly superhuman ability to weather the storm of internet bullshit thrown at her. In response to her latest Tropes vs. Women video (part two of “Women as Background Decoration”), her harassers upped their game and drove her out of her house. This is so many levels past not okay that I’m not sure what else I can say. [Polygon]
There is, however, a petition calling for Valve to block Steam access to their games for one hour, in protest of the treatment of women in games. [Change.org]
Ars Technica also has a very thorough rundown of the situations Anita Sarkeesian and game developer Zoe Quinn have found themselves in (#GamerGate, as it’s being called), and just how unfair their treatment is.
There’s a really touching piece over at the Toast about how, as a queer child, taking up otherworldly fantasy personas can help verbalize the difference you feel in yourself.
Also a great biography of legendary fantasy writer Leigh Brackett. [The Toast]
You’ve probably seen that horrible Spiderwoman #1 cover and hated it immediately (no matter how many times I look at it, it still makes me shrivel up a little inside), but redditor dinoignacio rendered it in 3D and it really shows how contorted (and deranged) the pose actually is. [Gizmodo]
Here is a slam poem about Harry Potter erotic fan fiction and wanting porn that doesn’t make you an object, and not gonna lie, I’m still digesting how close to home it hit. It might be triggering for descriptions of sexual violence but it’s definitely a good thing to watch.