Anita Sarkeesian, a media critic known for her video Web series, Feminist Frequency, is receiving death threats after her latest episode of “Tropes vs. Women in Video Games” was posted to YouTube Monday.

Sarkeesian's popular YouTube series, with close to 150,000 subscribers, examines the portrayal of female characters in video games. The latest video focused on what she calls a growing trend in gaming where women’s bodies are depicted as “sexual playthings and the perpetual victims of male violence,” Sarkeesian explained in the clip, citing “Hitman: Blood Money” and "Bioshock" among examples. The marketing campaign behind "Hitman" shows the bodies of murdered women in lingerie on a bed with satin sheets, whereas game ads that feature assassinated men show them in non-sexualized environments like a meat freezer.

Since the video she posted Monday went viral, Sarkeesian has become the target of attacks, with social media users flooding her feeds with threats.

One Twitter user in particular shared Sarkeesian's home address and other personal information regarding her family. Sarkeesian said she has contacted the authorities and is staying with friends.

Among those tweeting in support of Sarkeesian is Joss Whedon, the director of the television series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

This isn’t the first time Sarkeesian has been the target of attacks. In 2012, when she began a Kickstarter campaign to fund the YouTube series, her inbox was flooded with doctored images of herself being raped by video game characters. Some tried to hack into her social media accounts, while others posted threats of violence to her Twitter, Facebook and YouTube accounts.