Anita Sarkeesian is currently in Australia, doing talks throughout the country. Just yesterday she presented in Melbourne, but she recently participated in the All About Women festival at the Opera House in Sydney, talking about the things she couldn't say.
In this video Anita talks specifically about the level of abuse she has had to deal with over the past three years. She discusses how law enforcement agencies and social media services in general aren't doing enough to provide support for victims of harassment.
I can't imagine having to deal with that level of vitriol, let alone have to deal with it constantly on a daily basis. This video provides a seriously powerful insight into what women on the internet often have to deal with. Perhaps the most heartbreaking part of this video is how Anita has had to change in response to that harassment, how she has to triple check everything she says in public, how she has to constantly censor herself to the point where she can't even joke in her videos lest the sarcasm or irony be misconstrued.