10th March 2013
Sorry to rain on the parade, but there’s no such thing as ‘cyberbullying’. This is Just Another Annoying Political Sneer Word on the part of people attempting to claim victim status without actually having anything more to show for it than hurt feelings. Get over yourself.
When Anita Sarkeesian began raising money via Kickstarter last year for a project analyzing gender in video games, she received support from almost 7,000 backers — raising over $150,000.
Of course. This sort of crap is fashionable, allowing sandalistas everywhere to feel good about themselves for being Hip and Trendy. Being a Voice of the Crust is very profitable these days. And if you’re part of the victim class — woman, foreign — it’s a slam-dunk.
She also got death threats.
Cry me a river. Try attempting to stem the tide of jihad that threatens our civilization and get more than death threats; you’ll get people actually trying to kill you, not just nasty text messages.
In starting the Tropes vs. Women In Video Games project, Sarkeesian, founder of the Feminist Frequency video blog, committed the crime of looking to produce and research a series of YouTube videos questioning why the roles female characters play in mainstream gaming are problematic at best and insulting at worst.
‘Committed the crime’? Try ‘lived the cliché’ — even the characterization of this Poor Little Victim is a cliché.
Anybody with half a brain knows that these portrayals exist because there is a market for them among the target demographic of videogames, which is poorly socialized males whose fantasies are being monetized. Of course, there’s no Kickstarter funding for something that everybody knows, which is why ‘research’ is needed.
Sarkeesian ended up giving a TEDxWomen talk about the experience of being targeted by a cybermob, and specifically how (transforming the language of games to a new purpose), the men harrassing her saw themselves as heroic victims taking on a great injustice, ”and they cast me in the role of the villain.”
Gee, just the way the Left (including Feminists) continually treat everybody they disagree with. Welcome to our world.