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Anita Sarkeesian's Tropes vs. Women in Games Removed After Detractors Abuse YouTube's Flag System [Update]

When I saw that Anita Sarkeesian’s second Tropes vs. Women in Games series had been posted, I looked forward to getting into the office to watch it. But by the time I arrived at my desk the video had been seemingly removed.

The message on the YouTube page read “[t]his video has been removed because its content violated YouTube’s Terms of Service”.

The official Feminist Frequency twitter quickly responded…

Followers suggested uploading the video on another service like Vimeo, but it seems as though Anita is attempting to fix the issue on YouTube first.

I just don’t get this kind of mentality. Disagree with the content of the video if you must, but why be so active about trying to censor it? That’s just utterly pathetic and actually pointless. This video will be seen, and it should be seen.

UPDATE: The video has been put back up. You can watch it here.

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