Threads which I amazingly can't find when I search the forum for either of her names. Would've been nice to have them linked in both thread closing posts by the mods.
So seeing as the first two times this vid of genuine, constructive, reasoned and intelligent criticism about Anita Sarkeesian has been closed down due to not following the Draconian rule set about YouTube spam even when it sparks proper discussion. I will post the video in question again. This time with more than a sentence to maybe spark some discussion.
Pretty well made huh? It gets it's points across calm and rationally without once using a c-word, b-word or any other horrid expletitive which Sarkeesian and her minions in the games press have made it out that anybody who dared take issue with her methods use at least three times per sentence.
I can imagine how being a level headed and intelligent feminist who has to deal with this charlatan becoming the online face of them must begin to feel like how all member of the FGC felt when Patrick, Kotaku and the rest of the games news media made Aris the face of the whole community.
It's like if all wrestling fans had to have this guy be the representative trotted out when it was discussed.
Or how about the My Little Pony fanbase being represented with nothing but this guy
Or better yet, all Sonic fans (Hell video game fans in general, being represented by Christian Weston Chandler)
If she aspires to be THE face of feminism online, she really has to be a lot more informed, a lot more inclusive, a lot more honest and able to take criticism without painting her detractors as immediate mysoginisic villans frothing at the mouth, cause this dog and pony show she's trotted out for years has just been a small series of imo poorly made videos. Now that she's milked the internet for as much sympathy and money as she could muster, she's in a whole different ballpark. Now she has the potential to either completely discredit the point she is trying to make or actually make a change and become the champion of a wave of feminism (A wave that hit quite the stumbling block when a REAL and educated feminist had the balls to question if women "really could have it all" and sparked an amazing debate). Personally, I've found Sarkeesian to be an uninformed annoyance at best with her "exposes" over the years, but with the drama, money and TRIGGER WARNINGS everywhere now, she's under a microscope and we're looking at a possible successor to the KONY guy.
Personally, I am very excited to see what she has to offer, because there is no doubt an issue in video game culture about the role of females that needs to be examined. But if it's gonna be in the vein of her previous video series mized with her hypocritical ways of dealing with anything close to criticism, I see nothing but a huge disservice incoming.