How Old is Anita Sarkeesian?
Anita Sarkeesian is a Canadian-American blogger, journalist, and media critic. She is known for founding the website Feminist Frequency, a site that analyzes media through a feminist lens. Her video series Tropes vs Women in Video Games gained her wide popularity, attracting a large amount of attention and criticism. In the video, she discusses common female stereotypes and how they are portrayed in modern video games.
After the video’s release, Sarkeesian received massive amounts of online harassment. She has faced a barrage of insults and even death threats from people who disagreed with her work. In spite of the threats, Sarkeesian continues to push for gender inclusion in gaming culture.
Her activism has led to many speaking engagements, including XOXO Festival and the United Nations Broadband Working Group on Gender. She has also appeared on The Colbert Report to discuss her experiences with harassment. Sarkeesian has stated that she has considered shutting down Feminist Frequency several times, but each time, something new would pull her back into the project.
She has a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from California State University, Northridge. She has been a professional writer for over 15 years. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, photography, and traveling. She lives in Orange County, California. She is a Christian and an activist for sexual assault prevention. In her personal life, she is single and keeps her private life separate from her public persona.