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VAW SP2013

  1. 1. Jesse Yang SP2013
  2. 2. FemFreq’s WorkCelebrity culture Popular booksVideo games Film
  3. 3. Tropes vs. Women Video series launched in May 2012 KickStarter project Internet abuse
  4. 4. Internet Abuse • Lack of •Competition accountability •Escalating • Encouraging comments, peers threats, and insults Misogynist Anonymity comments Hacking Serious social•“Beat the Bitch threats media Up” game accounts •KickStarter•Sexually violent emails •Facebook•Personal harm •YouTube•Disclosing personal info •Blog
  5. 5. Jackson Katz:“It Takes a Village to Rape a Woman” Cheerleading Normalizing sexual misogyny aggression Competition of internet harassment Internet culture “glorifies and sexualizes male power and dominance, and… men’s sexual domination of women seem[s] normal, routine, expected, even humorous.”
  6. 6. Solutions & Responses Denormalize gendered internet violence Facilitate face-to-face conversations about these issues in schools, homes, Recognize and other institutions the harm in these everydayInstead of commentsarguing in thecomments…
  7. 7. Where is FemFreq Now? Tropes vs. Women brought in $160,000, 26 times what she asked for
  8. 8. For more information about Anita Sarkeesian:• YouTube: FeministFrequency• TEDxWomen: “Anita Sarkeesian at TEDxWomen 2012”• Blog: feministfrequency.com

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