Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has created a curriculum for high school students on sexism in video games called “Is Gaming A Boy’s Club?” which vilifies gaming and gamers and could even be damaging and put women off playing games. The lesson plan includes a video and an article by Anita Sarkeesian, the only author to be assigned to the work.
Christina Hoff Sommers of the Factual Feminist had views to share on the subject highlighting some inaccuracies with the curriculum such as
The curriculum is not only obsessively one-sided—much it is false, misleading, or exaggerated. Let’s start with the very first sentence. “Video games do not have a good track record when it comes to positively including girls and women.” But on page 3 of the curriculum students learn that women now constitute 48 percent of video game players—up from 40 percent in 2010.
Christina Hoff Sommers has been on the defensive side of video games using facts and research to give a balanced picture of gaming against attacks from some feminist groups.