At Portland's XOXO Festival, Anita received a standing ovation for her talk about online harassment. This was her first public appearance since being driven out of her home in August 2014 after death and rape threats, and the FBI began investigating bomb threats made against her in March 2014.
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Anita thanks her Kickstarter supporters after a successful campaign the ended in June 2012. She asked for $6,000 to expand her film series "Tropes vs. Women," which she produced for Bitch Magazine, into "Tropes vs. Women in Video Games." The request stirred up vitriolic backlash among the internet's gaming community, went viral, and ended up raising $159,000 + making Anita Sarkeesian a near-household name.