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She literally just presents evidence of deeply entrenched misogyny within a medium, in a systematic, calm, logical, and articulate way.
But she’s called a “bully” for pointing out how misogyny. She’s called misogynistic slurs just for having well spoken opinions with lots of ~buzzwords~ People claim she wants to bring down the gaming industry with no real evidence that those are her views. People act victimized by her opinions. Why?
Is the gaming community that insecure? I’ve seen dozens upon dozens of essays singing to the tune of “Video games saved my life! How dare she!” Except in her videos she says “It’s ok to find some parts enjoyable or meaningful while being critical of others”. She is not attacking you for finding escape in games, nor is she trying to “ruin” your escape or “destroy” it.
People levy that she “hated video games” before she started her webseries… even though that doesn’t mean anything. You don’t have to be a fan of something to critique it, which these people are against as well.
But if she were just talking about movies, no one would bat an eye. Movies or other forms of media, for some reason, don’t generate the same amount of protective fan loyalty. They don’t evoke as much passion in people, to the point of turning to abuse to protect it. I find that interesting and frankly disturbing, as the gaming community frequently touts how accepting and counter-cultural it is. I don’t buy that for a second.
The fact of the matter is that Anita is uncomfortable for gamers, because she points out the truth. Not even your escape gets a pass on being problematic. And if your escape so casually showcases problematic elements that you gloss over, what does that say about what you find relaxing and safe? The exploitation and degradation of a class of human beings? Ok.
We can be as cold and factual as you want, we’ll still get harassed and abused. How we say it never matters, because they don’t want us to say it at all.
I guess you don’t really catch more flies with honey.
You mean her cherry-picked, taken-out-of-context video game scenes?
You want to know why people hate Anita?
- She raised $160,000 for a web series, which can be done(and people do) for fucking free. And in the 2 years since she raised that money, she’s managed to put out a whopping six videos that are literally almost no different from her previous videos(the background color is now blue and it’s slightly more animated. That is literally the only difference.). One might argue that she needed to money to buy video games but… oh.. wait
- She’s been proven to steal Let’s Play footage(and art) from other Youtubers without their permission. Now, if she claims that she plays video games and has more than enough money to buy them, why would she use stolen footage from other people? Probably because she doesn’t play the damn games because all she needs is a cherry-picked, 15 second scene that she can twist until it turns into “misogyny”.
- The fact that she doesn’t like video games actually means a lot. It shows that she is a LIAR. In nearly all her videos she goes on to say how much she enjoys video games and how she played video games from a young age. All of that is bull-fucking-shit. Why would she involve herself in a median that doesn’t interest her? She doesn’t like video games, she doesn’t play video games, so why make her web series involving video games. Because she PROFITS from it. Because people eat it all up and she makes $$$. The fact that she doesn’t allow any opposing opinions(disable comments, disable ratings, blocking people who disagree with her) or criticism(without calling it “hate”) also tells a lot about her character.
- Like I mentioned before, she cherry-picks scenes from video games OUT OF CONTEXT. She does this A LOT but I’m gonna use her most recent videos.
- She shows a clip from Sleeping Dogs, where the player grabs a women, hits her head against his car and shoves her in the trunk. The women was an NPC. She wasn’t part of a mission, the player was never forced to do that, and hurting civilians is DISCOURAGED in this game. On top of that, you can literally do the same thing to any other NPC, regardless of gender.
- In Fallout: New Vegas, she shows the player talking to a female prostitute, who is propositioning sex while omitting the fact that the male prostitutes are dressed just as provocatively, and act the exact same way towards the player. Then she shows another clip, saying that "players are often omitted to knock out, pick up, carry, and throw around inert female bodies". YOU CAN LITERALLY DO THIS WITH ANY NPC, regardless of gender.
- Anita proceeds to show a scene from Dishonored, where the player kills a innocent women without mentioning that the player didn’t have to kill that women, and that the game discourages killing random civilians, regardless of gender.
- Oh, and what do you know, she does the SAME SHIT in the next scene, from Deus Ex: Human Revolution, where, fucking again, KILLING NPC’S REGARDLESS OF GENDER IS ALMOST ALWAYS DISCOURAGED.
- Ready for my favorite one? Anita says that players are encouraged to exploit situations[where you can beat/kill/maim women] while showing a scene from Hitman: Absolution, where the player kills two women. She says "the player cannot help but treat these female bodies as things…" and that the player is suppose to get a "perverse pleasure". The funny part is that she is DEAD WRONG because in that game, you are not just discouraged but PENALIZED if you kill random civilians, once again, regardless of gender! Just because a game ALLOWS you to do certain things, does not mean that it ENCOURAGES you to do certain things.
I could literally go one and go through all her videos and point out to you everything she has taken out of context. I can write essays upon essays, that is how often she does it. The way she takes things out of context, I think, is why people dislike her the most. Anyone can put a spin on an argument, stretch it out, and add enough buzzwords to make their point seem valid. I can even do that. I can go ahead and say that video games are sexist towards men because men are only seen as tools and servants because the majority of npc’s in games that are killed or tortured are men and that a man’s only objective in video games is to save someone, before they are disposed of. And the millions of ways a male character could die shows just how easily disposal they are. See? It’s that easy. Hell, maybe I can make a video series about it and con people out of their money, just like Anita!
I will agree that in certain games, sexism is prevalent. And the death threats(the real ones*) she receives is unacceptable. But Anita takes non-sexist games and blows them up as much as she can, takes away as much context as she can and slaps a “misogyny” label on it. Hell, even if a game has strong supporting or starring female characters, she will STILL find a problem with it (See: calling female Commander Shepard from Mass Effect a “man with boobs” because the female version is the exact same as the male[????? Isn’t that what she wanted? Equality?]), It’s becoming ridiculous.
*(Oh, and also, she recently tried to send fake death/rape threats to herself, furthering her victim status.)
- anita sarkeesian raised that money so that she could make these videos full time. she has bills to pay. she needs food. living is expensive, even if she wasn’t buying video games for her show.
- your source there just leads to something about her faking tweets??? nothing about her stealing lets play footage
- yeah, why WOULD she involve herself in a medium that doesn’t interest her? why would she involve herself in a community that clearly hates her unless she actually cared about it? she is posting videos about really basic feminism and it has resulted in so much harassment she had to leave her home. it doesn’t make sense that she would choose to do this unless she did genuinely care about the medium.
- you know what? you might be right. she might have a few examples that aren’t perfect. but you can’t look at the harassment she gets and say that any of it is because people legitimately disagree with her. i mean, look at what people did to her wikipedia page. (tw: slurs, racism, sexism, dehumanization- they only refer to her as “it”) you may have some legit criticism of her choices of examples, and so might i, but you can’t say that the people who hate her so violently do
- and yeah, she still finds problems in games with strong female characters because theyre not perfect. femshep was the exact same as dudeshep (but with some bonus sexist dialogue that i definitely needed) and was optional, and most players apparently played as dudeshep, giving them a game experience with only highly sexualized female characters (and ashley, but you could kill ashley)
- yo the source on her sending fake death/rape threats to herself is like, impossible to read. but just because a twitter looked suspicious doesn’t she was the one running it. i mean, she clearly didn’t need to. why would she even bother? she’s got plenty of people sending them to her as it is.
"anita sarkeesian raised that money so that she could make these videos full time. she has bills to pay. she needs food. living is expensive, even if she wasn’t buying video games for her show."
So since she’s making these videos full time, we should have more than six of them in the past 2 years right? You’know since she’s apparently working on them day and night. The kickstarter was made to fund her video series, NOT pay her goddamn house and grocery bills. Anita is also a “pop culture critic” and gets paid to run her mouth at certain events, AS WELL AS getting money from the videos she posts on YouTube. If that doesn’t pay well, maybe she should get another job.
"your source there just leads to something about her faking tweets??? nothing about her stealing lets play footage"
I apologize, I must have messed up the links. I fixed it now.
"yeah, why WOULD she involve herself in a medium that doesn’t interest her? why would she involve herself in a community that clearly hates her unless she actually cared about it? she is posting videos about really basic feminism and it has resulted in so much harassment she had to leave her home. it doesn’t make sense that she would choose to do this unless she did genuinely care about the medium.”
Or unless she made money off of it so YES IT ACTUALLY DOES MAKE SENSE. The reason why she keeps doing this is because she PROFITS from it. She draws attention to herself and thus makes more money with the more viewers and press she has to back her up. Also, she blatantly admitted that she doesn’t like fucking video games(see: link in 3rd bulletpoint). If she doesn’t like them, why would she care about them? And are you gonna ignore the fact that she sent fake death threats to herself?
"you know what? you might be right. she might have a few examples that aren’t perfect. but you can’t look at the harassment she gets and say that any of it is because people legitimately disagree with her. i mean, look at what people did to her wikipedia page. (tw: slurs, racism, sexism, dehumanization- they only refer to her as “it”) you may have some legit criticism of her choices of examples, and so might i, but you can’t say that the people who hate her so violently do"
"might be right". I am right because I’ve played the games unlike Anita and unlike you. Stop steering away the argument. You’re basically saying "who cares if Anita feeds people bullshit out of context and takes their money!!! Ignore that shit, the important thing is that she’s getting harassed!!! Don’t criticize her, she’s being harassed". And yes, I can say that the harassment she gets is only because people disagree with her. People do not hate Anita solely because she is a woman(maybe, maybe there are actual misogynistic outliers who do) . I have full confidence that if Anita was a man, she would receive just as much hate. Look at Wil Wheaton recently. Look at all the white knights making youtube videos defending Anita’s viewpoints. They get just as much harassment. Yes, the people who harass Anita are disgusting and their actions are unacceptable but do not try to pin this on “Oh, it’s because she’s a woman!!!”
"yo the source on her sending fake death/rape threats to herself is like, impossible to read. but just because a twitter looked suspicious doesn’t she was the one running it. i mean, she clearly didn’t need to. why would she even bother? she’s got plenty of people sending them to her as it is."
That’s why you can zoom in. And yeah, I’ll admit, you can’t be 100% that it was Anita, but don’t tell me that doesn’t look shady as fuck. And if she has “plenty of people sending them to her as is”, why didn’t she share those tweets instead of the one in this specific, suspicious account? Oh and she would bother because this shit gets her attention from various online “news sources”. It draws attention to her videos.
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Joel of Vinesauce on Super Saiyan levels.
I don’t really endorse the hysterical tone the lower half of this image puts forth, I’m more in awe of how fucking weird we’re getting.
Like if you told me a week ago that 4chan and twitter would be digging up evidence of some sort of hipster cult running the indie game scene I would very hesitant to believe.
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