Here, read this. It echos my thoughts on the matter perfectly and it saves me the time of having to type out a long ass post explaining how I feel about all of this. Warning, it is a long read, but the guy makes a lot of great points with very sound logic.
I'm not throwing my support behind Anita because she is manipulative and disingenuous. Fuck her. While I agree with the sentiment that women are under represented in games, I don't buy her line of thinking in the least. I don't like how she misrepresents games and gamers. Like the bit she did on GTA. Basically she said that it encouraged violence against women because you could have sex with a prostitute, and then kill her, and the game rewards you for doing it with money. Totally glancing over the fact that female and male citizens can be killed by the player and upon death they drop money. It is an element of the design. The game doesn't ever encourage you to kill prostitutes or present that as a goal.
Don't call me a fucking misogynist either. My problem isn't with women. I would love more women to be involved in the industry, because as it stands now not many women actually get into the field. Not because it is a boys club that tells them to keep out, but because they seem to not have a lot of interest. Similar to how you don't see a lot of men in cosmetology classes. No, my problem is straight up with Anita.