Each new video that Anita Sarkeesian posts is a sign that the bullies are losing

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Anita Sarkeesian, still standing Anita Sarkeesian, still standing

On Monday, Anita Sarkeesian posted the latest installment of her Tropes Vs. Women in Video Games series on YouTube, a half-hour examination of the ways in which video game makers use sexualized violence against women as a cheap way to spice up their narratives and appeal to straight male gamers.

Her tone was measured, her analysis clear and logical and supported by dozens of clips from a wide assortment of games.

Late Tuesday night, this happened:

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Six Ways to Stop Feminist Infighting Online

For decades, feminism has been dedicated to furthering and securing equal rights for women. From obtaining the right to vote to fighting for reproductive rights, women and their allies have been advocating for their right to live equally.

However, feminism has long been scrutinized for being exclusionary. Women of color and lesbians have often voiced these concerns. And there’s always been much debate over whether or not men can and should identify as feminists, or if this social movement can only belong to women.

Now, with the current advancement of transgender visibility, a new debate has emerged over whether or not there is room in the feminist movement for trans individuals.

While scrolling through Facebook last week, I saw an argument – which seemed to escalate quickly – about this very issue. Initially, the heated discussion centered on whether certain comments were transphobic, and if so, what should be done…

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“Egalitarian” Redditor explains why protesting Michael Brown’s shooting would be a “gross misuse of the MRM’s relatively meager resources.”

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" The MRM aims towards improving the rights of all men, not small subsets of men." “The MRM aims towards improving the rights of all men, not small subsets of men.”

I suppose none of us should really be shocked that the death of Michael Brown, a black teenager literally shot in the back by a white officer, has caused barely a ripple in the world of the Men’s Rightsers — there are only two small threads on the subject on the Men’s Rights subreddit at the moment, and the only active one is filled with a lot of tut-tutting about “violent” protesters. It’s hardly news that MRAs, almost all of them white men, are more interested in lamenting their own imagined oppression than they are in dealing with the real injustices faced by young men of color.

But I have to admit I was a bit surprised by the callous “logic” in the following, currently the top comment in the only thread devoted to…

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