Anita Sarkeesian and the defiant women who shaped history
Despite experiencing years of online harassment, Anita Sarkeesian isn’t about to quit now. She knows her calling.
Sarkeesian, a YouTube personality famous for her deconstruction of gender stereotypes in video games, just launched a new video series that challenges how women are portrayed in history.
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“Ordinary Women: Daring to Defy History” is a collection of five mini-biographies of women who Sarkeesian says rejected convention in their time. They are: Murasaki Shikibu, the first modern novelist; Ada Lovelace, creator of the first computer program; Emma Goldman, a political revolutionary; Ching Shih, a pirate captain; and Ida B. Wells, a journalist and civil rights activist. A new episode will air on Sarkeesian’s YouTube channel each month through January 2016. Read more…More about Youtube, Online Harassment, Gender Equality, Gender, and Women
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