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Anita Sarkeesian to Talk #Gamergate in Melbourne

She explained ‪#‎Gamergate‬ to Stephen Colbert. Now it's your turn.
By Shannon Connellan
February 24, 2015
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Anita Sarkeesian to Talk #Gamergate in Melbourne

She explained ‪#‎Gamergate‬ to Stephen Colbert. Now it's your turn.
By Shannon Connellan
February 24, 2015
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Anita Sarkeesian is one of the world’s bravest women. One of the key players taking aim at misogyny in the world of video games, Sarkeesian has been both applauded and attacked worldwide for her outspokenness about the gaming industry — she even explained #Gamergate to Stephen Colbert.

Her blog Feminist Frequency and video series' Tropes vs. Women and Tropes vs. Women in Video Games have seen anti-feminist trolls sending serious threats her way — Sarkeesian even had to cancel a speaking appearance at Utah State University after terrorist threats. But haters be damned, the feminist critic at the forefront of gaming debates is finally coming to Melbourne.

Presented off the back of her appearance at Sydney Opera House's All About Women festival, Sarkeesian will discuss the Gamergate firestorm, Feminist Frequency and her award-winning work within technology, art and pop culture. In conversation at RMIT Storey Hall Auditorium with Private Media editor in chief Sophie Black, Sarkeesian will speak at the Wheeler Centre's new series, The F Word. The new series of talks and events looks at where feminism is at right now, focusing on changing perceptions and speaking directly to the people in the centre of these developments. Needless to say, Sarkeesian is a perfect billing.

Anita Sarkeesian will appear for The F Word at RMIT Storey Hall Auditorium, The Wheeler Centre, on Tuesday, March 10 at 8pm. Tickets $20/$12 concession from wheelercentre.com.

Image: Alex Lazara.

Published on February 24, 2015 by Shannon Connellan

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