Anita Sarkeesian

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15, 1983
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Canada
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15, 1983 (age 35)
Birthplace
Canada

About

Blogger, YouTuber, and media critic best known as the mind behind the Feminist Frequency blog and YouTube channel. Her work is largely focused in the portrayal of women in the media, particularly video games, and has been featured in prestigious publications like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Before Fame

She earned a bachelor's degree in communication studies from the University of California, Northridge and went on to achieve her master's in social and political thought from York University.

Trivia

She has served as an advisor for Silverstring Media and as a judge for the Games for Change Awards. She gained significant media attention for sexist harassment online, termed "GamerGate," after the announcement of her Tropes vs. Women in Video Games project on Kickstarter.

Family Life

Her parents are Armenians who emigrated from Iraq to Canada in the 1970s.

Associated With

In 2014, she appeared on an episode of Stephen Colbert's The Colbert Report discussing GamerGate and gender inclusivity in video games.