No, I don't like talking about her this much as much as you probably hate me bringing her up, but I thought this was very interesting to share. It popped up on N4G today (it was approved an hour ago on that site), and the original source is http://www.gamesreviews.com/news/08/internet-sleuth-cyberstalks-anita-sarkeesian-comes-up-with-scandal/ :
Net sleuth cyberstalks Anita Sarkeesian, comes up with scandal
If you’ve been on the internet for any length of time, it’s petrifying what people may be able to find out about you. This has been proven today by an internet sleuth who decided to turn his eye to Tropes Vs Women creator Anita Sarkeesian. Along with a variety of pictures and posts, he’s also linked her to telemarketing programs and to what he calls “junk science [and] social manipulation.”
It’s obvious, reading through “Anongamer’s” post, that he’s not a huge fan of Sarkeesian and that he’s trying to discredit her, but that doesn’t stop some of the things he’s uncovered being at least vaguely interesting. He seems to spend a lot of time focussed on the fact that she didn’t seem to mind “provocative” sexualised women just a few years ago (because her Flickr account has a variety of pictures of things she’s now pointing out as sexist), but that’s not really what’s important.
More important is her own attempts at making quick money through telemarketing and her link to Jonathan Mcintosh (her boyfriend), who Anongamer implies may be the one really pulling the strings on the Tropes Vs Women videos for his own personal gain.
By going through the various social media accounts of both Anita and Jonathan, Anongamer’s biggest surprise was how much they seem to travel. He asserts that both must have a decent amount of money behind them, which he feels is odd considering how the Kickstarter for Tropes Vs Women famously worked out.
There may well be the seeds of a scandal here, although it rather depends on how much you want to “get” Sarkeesian. It will definitely be worth seeing what else comes up, and maybe it’ll help to either calm or conclude some of the controversy involving her from over the last few months.
To read through the entirety of AnonGamer’s post, click here.
Not sure what's wrong with discrediting anyone if the resources are there to make a valid reason to convict someone of wrongdoing on that front, but be it as it may, I do like conspiracy stories, so I'll be looking to see if this fizzles out or if it becomes a full blown issue. If the latter, then....wow! Just...wow!
For the record, though, I don't know if the site that posted this article really wants this story to become any more than a fizzle with how they worded this. "Cyberstalk"? Talking about discrediting her as if it's necessarily a bad thing?
And I didn't read AnonGamer's post yet. It's a good bit of reading that I don't have time to do right at the moment. I might later on, though! There's a ton of links to things in what I skimmed through in it, though.