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Tropes vs. Women in Video Games: Anita Sarkeesian on Gaming Culture

Fri, Feb 19, 2016 | 4:00 pm

Join media critic Anita Sarkeesian as she discusses sexism in gaming, ranging from the portrayal of female characters in popular video games, to the culture of harassing and excluding women from gaming communities, particularly online. Sarkeesian’s talk also includes examples of games and communities that do get it right, and what we can learn from missteps and successes alike. Sarkeesian is the creator of Feminist Frequency, a video webseries that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives and deconstructs the associated stereotypes and tropes.

This program is co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, the Honors Program, Teaching, Learning and Technology Roundtable, Computer Services, and the School of Media and Communication at Temple University. The Entrepreneurial Gaming Lab at Drexel University has also helped make this program possible.

For more information about this program and others in the Libraries' Beyond the Page series, please visit library.temple.edu/beyondthepage.

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