Anita Sarkeesian, the blogger who makes the smart and frighteningly comprehensiveFeminist Frequencyweb series, today posted a new video in her series about regressive tropes in gaming. It was up for an hour before she noticed something was wrong.
At the Game Developer's Conference in March, Sarkeesian discussed the sustained campaign of harassment and intimidation she has faced from internet trolls, who have threatened her safety. Fortunately, so far they just seem to be a bunch of sad creeps.
A typical response, from The Escapist forums:
Google has not responded to BuzzFeed's requests for comment regarding the flagging and removal.
Here's part one of "Tropes Versus Women in Gaming."
Update: The video is back up on YouTube, for the time being.
Joe Bernstein is a senior technology reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Bernstein reports on and writes about the gaming industry and web culture.