It honestly breaks my heart to think that somewhere in the world right now, Jennifer Lawrence (in addition to multiple other women) may very well be crying her eyes out because her privacy has been greatly compromised in one of the most awful ways possible. This is so fucking disgusting and whoever did this is a fucking low-life pig.
Anita Sarkeesian, whose excellent Tropes vs Women in Video Games series is an important contribution to the discussion of gender and games, has been driven from her home by enraged male gamers whose stalking, and explicit, credible threats of sexual violence against her and her family convinced her to go into hiding.
In so doing, these men have ably demonstrated the point Sarkeesian sought to make all along: that gaming is riddled with misogynistic violence, and that this violence reflects a real-world misogyny rampant within the gaming world.
Trolls drive Anita Sarkeesian out of her house to prove misogyny doesn’t exist [Adi Robertson/The Verge]
Swedish-Assyrian investigative journalist Nuri Kino talks to ex-freedom fighter turned soldier of ISIS about kidnap, murder and holy war…An insightful piece on ISIS, the extremist Islamic group that is currently conducting genocide against minorities in Iraq, while the entire world watches with indifference. Their practices, ideology and seemingly absurd world domination ambitions remind me of the Bolsheviks and the Nazi before they came to power - two small, extremist and largely unknown groups nobody took seriously… until it was too late!
Isis behead another victim