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Feminist analysis of video game tropes booted off YouTube within hours

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Within hours of being uploaded to YouTube, a video analyzing the portrayal of women in video games was removed for an alleged “Terms of Service” violation.

Anita Sarkeesian, the feminist media critic behind the video, suspected the video was flagged by angry gamers.

“Looks like my harassers abused YouTube’s flag function to get my new Tropes vs Women video removed. Not the first time it’s happened,” her website Feminist Frequency tweeted. “We are looking into the issue and will update you all as soon as we know the full story and can get the video restored,” it added.

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After appealing “the bogus terms of service violation takedown” the video was restored to YouTube.

Sarkeesian became the target of an intimidation campaign after launching a fundraiser for her “Tropes vs. Women in Games” project.

Gamers were apparently enraged by the idea that someone intended to highlight sexist themes and narratives in their favorite form of media. Sarkeesian was threatened with murder and rape, hackers attempted to breach her website, and fake pornographic images of her were posted online. A web-based game that involved beating up Sarkeesian was even published on NewGrounds.

Her first video, published in March, investigated how the “Damsel in Distress” trope was utilized in video game storylines. Sarkeesian’s latest video examined the “Damsel in the Refrigerator” trope, in which women were victimized as a means to harm — and motivate — a male protagonist.

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White nationalist speaker heckled for denying Holocaust at Virginia gun march: ‘You are literally a neo-Nazi’

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A white nationalist speaker who has been affiliated with neo-Nazi rhetoric was caught on video denying the Holocaust at a pro-Second Amendment march in Richmond, Virginia.

The remarks were made by former Proud Boy Jovanni Valle, who goes by the name Jovi Val. Video clips of Valle's speech were shared on Twitter by writer Robert Evans.

"You wear a swastika and walk down the street," a man can be heard telling Valle. "You took it off and now you are like, oh no. You are denying the existence of the Holocaust."

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WATCH: Virginia gun rights activist trashes MSNBC reporter’s live shot by shouting F-bombs

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A gun rights activist in Virginia went ballistic on Monday when he saw an MSNBC correspondent reporting from a Second Amendment rally.

NBC's Gabe Gutierrez was finishing up his live report at the Richmond demonstration when a man burst into the shot.

The man rattled off a string of profanities and capped it off with "f*ck you." Several security guards blocked the man from getting close to Gutierrez.

"Apologies for some of the background noise you just heard," MSNBC host Hallie Jackson said as the network cut the sound.

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WATCH: Ricky Gervais roasts Hollywood as hypocrites at Golden Globes

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British filmmaker Sam Mendes on Sunday secured a shock best director win for war epic "1917" at the Golden Globes, which kicked off with a no-holds-barred monologue by host Ricky Gervais that shocked Hollywood's A-listers.

Stars arriving under bright California skies in couture gowns and extravagant jewels were greeted by the British comic's signature cutting one-liners at the awards ceremony, the first of the year building up to next month's Oscars.

"Let's go out with a bang, let's have a laugh at your expense, shall we?" joked Gervais, hosting the awards for the fifth and final time, before tearing into the industry.

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