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'Tropes vs. Women' creator planning two new video game-related series

Nonprofit Feminist Frequency, known for its feminist critiques of media by Anita Sarkeesian, will begin two new video game-related series in the coming year, according to the organization's recently released 2014 annual report.

This first video series will examine "the representation of men and masculinity in video games," while the second project, a miniseries, will present positive examples of female characters in video games.

Feminist Frequency will also continue to produce Tropes vs. Women in Video Games; Sarkeesian wrote that the next video, "Women as Reward," is currently in production. Other plans for the year include expanding the organization and continuing advocacy for equitable online spaces, and education and consultation on gendered online harassment.

Data from the organization's last year is available in the report as well, such as the total number of minutes spent watching videos (which amounts to more than 70 years), as well as YouTube views (over five million), a breakdown of audience age and more. Financial information on 2014 expenditures and the 2015 budget is also available.

2014 was a tumultuous year for Sarkeesian, who has been the target of vicious and relentless harassment since the launch of her Tropes vs. Women in Video Games Kickstarter in 2012. In August, Sarkeesian was driven out of her home by death threats, which were under investigation by the FBI. In October, Utah State University was threatened with a shooting massacre over her impending appearance.

Sarkeesian was the recipient of the Game Developer Choice Awards' Ambassador Award in 2014. She was also profiled in the New York Times and appeared on The Colbert Report to discuss GamerGate.

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