A sick online game in which users are invited to ‘Beat up Anita Sarkeesian’ is the latest online bullying exercise to hit the web.
When American blogger Anita Sarkeesian launched a Kickstarter project in May this year to raise $6,000 to research “tropes vs women in videogames” she couldn’t have expected such a misogynist backlash.
Messages and comments have included threats of violence, death, sexual assault and rape, Sarkeesian writes on her Kickstarter page.
Now a video game in which users are encouraged to beat up the research student has been unleashed.
“There’s been a disgusting large imbalance of women who get beaten up in games. Let’s add a lady to help balance things,” write the game’s creators.
“She has refused to address any form of criticism whatsoever, and hides behind the fact she has a vagina, claiming it’s sexist to criticize her in any way.”
“She claims to want equality: Well, here it is.”
The site accuses Sarkeesian, who has so far raised $158,922, of scamming people who don't know any better.
Users are encourage to click an image of Anita Sarkeesian, which gradually becomes more and more 'beaten up'.
While many of the comments condemn the game, terrifying others give the project full marks.
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