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After Gamergate, Anita Sarkeesian has a new focus: History's overlooked women

After Gamergate, Anita Sarkeesian has a new focus: History's overlooked women

Four years ago Anita Sarkeesian was a Web designer who made feminist YouTube videos in her spare time. Her budget was small and so was her audience: The videos got a couple of thousand views at best.

This was before she launched her first fundraising campaign.

When Sarkeesian sought $6,000 on Kickstarter for a video series on the portrayal of women in video games, she attracted the attention — and the ire — of gamers who felt she threatened their culture. The criticism came in droves, escalating from people telling her to get back in the kitchen, to death and rape threats.

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