Gaming Eulogies: The Downfall of Anita Sarkeesian | Fanboys Anonymous

Gaming Eulogies: The Downfall of Anita Sarkeesian

Posted by Michael Robert Burhan Friday, August 30, 2013
Gaming journalism and pop culture criticism have become commonplace in this day and age with the plethora of YouTube critics, blogs and internet articles such as this one. However, there are differences. Most gaming critics such as James Rolf (Angry Video Game Nerd) and Doug Walker (Nostalgia Critic) who give criticism with a more entertaining format still manage to research their core subjects.

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Anita Sarkeesian, the individual behind the Damsel in Distress videos, was backed with a whopping $150,000 dollars to produce these videos and merely half-assed her job. Stealing footage from other YouTube videos and depending upon Wikipedia research, she waffles on about her own beliefs. Anita uses feminine buzzwords in order put her point of view across and edits these videos for an overt emphasis on women being used as tools for men.


"In Damsel in Distress Part 2 Anita suggest that The Damsel in Distress is not just a synonym for weak, instead it works by ripping away the power from the female characters even helpful or seemingly capable ones, no matter what we're told about their magical abilities skills or strengths they're still ultimately capture or otherwise incapacitated and then must wait for rescue"

"Distilled down to it's essence the plot device works by trading the disempowerment of female characters for the empowerment of male characters"

Anita tends to look at these trends in a way to identify gaming as a male dominated world and that women are only a piece of the puzzle. She refers to her opinions as fact instead of actually identifying the whole game including characters, story and premise, Anita even attempts to identify Zelda as a damsel in distress while Link is given power. In a sense, she grasps at straws, demystifying characters in an attempt to get herself noticed and become more of an internet celebrity than she already is.



Anita then attempts to bring more fame to her own cause by going on CNN, depicting herself AS the damsel, stating that she has been targeted by male gamers who don't want women in gaming. In hindsight, Anita is everything that is wrong with today's society. She uses feminism and gaming in order to feed her own ego and increase her fan base by identifying women as damsels in distress. The worst part? She has amassed $150,000 dollars by attempting to identify male gamers as villains that trivialize women and exploit them in gaming. This creates a problem, as its women like Anita who are attempting to destroy gaming as a whole and use it as a way to strengthen her own cause and create a business portfolio and expand her own resume whilst holding the flag of feminism up high so that she has a built in audience.

The following video is my rebuttal on Anita's point of view in order to put across the male perspective and the fact that discrimination based on gender is happening on both sides. Men are suffering by having their children taken away and having mothers deemed as carers whilst the male paradigm is considered the aggressor.


As always guys leave your comments and let me know what you think of all of this and make sure you check out this weeks episode of I Got Gameplay live at 8pm exclusively on Mega Powers Radio!
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