Anita Sarkeesian became an involuntary protagonist of the GamerGate saga (and one of its top targets) after merely criticizing the way women are portrayed in videogames. That was last year. Today, one single week's worth of Twitter for her is a horrible, menacing hell.
It's hard to believe that this is only seven days of vitriol, but it's also never been so easy to try to harass someone out of existence:
Ever since I began my Tropes vs Women in Video Games project, two and a half years ago, I've been harassed on a daily basis by irate gamers angry at my critiques of sexism in video games. It can sometimes be difficult to effectively communicate just how bad this sustained intimidation campaign really is. So I've taken the liberty of collecting a week's worth of hateful messages sent to me on Twitter. The following tweets were directed at my @femfreq account between 1/20/15 and 1/26/15.