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Meet the Inspiring Women in Tech From Time's Top 100

PopSugar Logo By Brinton-Parker of PopSugar | Slide 1 of 4: Who she is: This early-30s Canadian American has a master's degree in social/political thought and was the first woman to be named a Game Developers Choice ambassador for her work regarding sexism in video games.What she does: Using her site, Feminist Frequency, Sarkeesian addresses the representation of women throughout pop culture, focusing specifically on gaming. Remember GamerGate? She was at the helm of that ship. Why she's a badass: Anita is constantly harassed for her feminist stance on gaming - a single look at her Twitter shows the extent to which she is berated by angry gamers. Threats of death and violence don't stop her from speaking her mind, though, and she's making a serious impact on the geek world. Thanks to Anita, video games are becoming more accepting of women and abandoning offensive, misogynist tropes.

Anita Sarkeesian

Who she is: This early-30s Canadian American has a master's degree in social/political thought and was the first woman to be named a Game Developers Choice ambassador for her work regarding sexism in video games.What she does: Using her site, Feminist Frequency, Sarkeesian addresses the representation of women throughout pop culture, focusing specifically on gaming. Remember GamerGate? She was at the helm of that ship. Why she's a badass: Anita is constantly harassed for her feminist stance on gaming - a single look at her Twitter shows the extent to which she is berated by angry gamers. Threats of death and violence don't stop her from speaking her mind, though, and she's making a serious impact on the geek world. Thanks to Anita, video games are becoming more accepting of women and abandoning offensive, misogynist tropes.
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