Nationally known speaker on campus tonight to talk ‘online harassment’

Anita Sarkeesian, a feminist video game blogger and media critic, will speak on the topic of “Navigating the Gendered Minefield of Online Harassment” at 8 p.m. tonight (Monday, April 6) in the Phoenix Room of the University Union. An activist in deconstructing what she describes as the stereotypes and tropes associated with women in popular culture, she has developed a national reputation for speaking out against the targeted harassment of women in online and gaming spaces, and what is often seen as misogyny of video game culture. She says she has received online threats because of her views. Her appearance at UW-Green Bay is sponsored by Student Life and the academic program in Women’s and Gender Studies. The event is free and open to the public.