i thought this TED talk by anita sarkeesian was worth sharing. she speaks about the harassment resulting from her kickstarter project to raise funds for producing videos about the treatment of female characters in the video gaming industry. this stuff is pretty well known now, but i thought this was a good summary:
it's really sad but entirely predictable that the comments had to be turned off on the you tube page due to the same harassment that ms sarkeesian talks about in the talk.
i'm particularly looking forward to seeing the videos when they go up. you can find her past videos here, if you haven't seen them yet.