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The second installment of Anita Sarkeesian’s series about portrayals of women in video games is now available:

And she makes the very important point that sexist attitudes are often propagated unconsciously, which makes them particularly hard to combat.

One other note: within 1 hour of the video being posted to YouTube, it was spammed with false violation-of-copyright claims by people who wanted to silence Ms. Sarkeesian’s ideas.¬† This is a sadly-predictable tactic – many people do not like hearing about how their actions enable and perpetuate bigotry, and would rather lie and harass than re-think their actions.

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