The segment was about Anita Sarkeesian, a feminist and media critic who made a web series exploring sexism in video games. She had just cancelled her upcoming talk at Utah State University after an anonymous person threatened to commit “the deadliest school shooting in American history” if the event wasn’t called off.
That death threat wasn’t the first, or the last, that Sarkeesian faced. As Lowen learned about the profound ways her life had been disrupted because of online harassment, she grew more and more angry.
“The fact that she was being targeted as a feminist journalist who was critiquing video games from a feminist perspective, I was just like, ‘Are you kidding me? This is not acceptable.’”
In that moment, something coalesced."
Read article by Melissa Jeltsen from The Huffington Post.