From rawstory(trigger warning):
Anita Sarkeesian, creator of an online video series analyzing problematic representations of women in video games, was forced to leave her home on Tuesday after death threats made online against herself and her familySexism is rampant in video games and moreso in online video gameplay ( racism as well) and her critques are well reasoned:
“When games casually use sexualized violence as a ham-fisted form of character development for the bad guys, it reinforces a popular misconception about gendered violence by framing it as something abnormal, as a cruelty committed only by the most transparently evil strangers,” she says in the video. “In reality, however, violence against women — and sexual violence, in particular — is a common everyday occurence, often perpetrated by ‘normal men,’ known and trusted by those targeted.”
This isn't the first time Sarkeesian has tussled with online gamer haters, last year her videos were flagged on youtube and photoshop porn images of her were uploaded.
In the most recent rawstory article she hints that this has been an ongoing case of cyber harrasment and that she wouldn't normally share the troubling stuff but for the posting of her and her parents address and threats to her family including children.
I do hope they find this or these assholes and prosecute to the fullesr extent possible.
I also hope video game companies start taking complaints seriously, I have heard and reported some unreal shit playing mmos online.