Noted charlatan Anita Sarkeesian wrapped up her Tropes vs. Women in Video Games series late last week. I actually watched one full episode of this shit show a couple years back. It was as just as tendentious and mendacious as you would expect. And no, I didn’t have to get the thesaurus out for that last sentence. I can write on at least a 9th grade level.
I know this may be a controversial statement, but the games aren’t actually real, Anita. Also, keep in mind that the vast majority of people playing Metroid at this time were men or boys. In fact, hardcore gamers are still made up of mostly males, even though the gap has shrunk a bit. But it’s not 50/50…not even close. The polls they use to show that are distorted, since they count anyone who ever played a game as a gamer. You and I know that’s preposterous. Kinda like Anita’s video…
The whole video was a farce, to be honest with you. It consisted of Anita Sarkeesian sitting there regurgitating radical feminist agitprop like an alien from outer-space. I can’t believe any regular person would be influenced by such tripe, but who knows.
Anita has been moving away from video games for at least a year. Her last big
moneymaking scheme project was Ordinary Women. It didn’t go anywhere because no one with a brain cares to hear Anita regurgitate scripts filled with lies that someone else wrote about “feminist history.” The only reason anyone ever watched her video game bullshit was to make fun of her and laugh at the cringe. It looks like she did 5 episodes of Ordinary Women, running at about 5 minutes each, on a $207,138 budget. That breaks down to around $41,500 per episode.
Now that she flopped out on that trash series, she’s moving on to a new one: The FREQ Show. Of course, it’s going to be accompanied by another massive round of fundraising, because that’s what its’s always all about…lining Anita Sarkeesian’s pockets.
A new show on current events and pop culture, launching in May, that will regularly deconstruct troubling stereotypes and narratives about race and gender. Don’t be surprised if the episodes routinely circle back to the ideas that underpin Donald Trump’s worst rhetoric and policies, like the Muslim ban…
The FREQ Show will tackle “forms of oppression” from an unapologetic intersectional feminist perspective. One episode will look at how transphobia in the media is linked to the “conservative crusade” against transgender rights, including bathroom access. Another episode will focus on the representation of Arabs and Muslims in pop culture history and how that relates to today’s policies. Basically, she’s not shying away from the titanic cultural shift amplified by Trump and his supporters.
But here’s the money quote from Mashable’s puff piece. Anita admits it was never about video games, it was always about social justice. Wow, it’s almost like the people who spent years saying that, and who were vilified as misogynist scum, were right.
“It’s never been about video games,” she says. “It’s always about social justice. It’s always been using feminism to talk about these things.”
Well, here’s wishing Anita luck, because given her track record when she tries to talk about anything other than video games, she’s going to need it. Expect to see her crawling back to that area once she falls flat on her face again. Of course, she’ll make a shitload of money either way, so it’s all good for her. Feminists always fail upward because the media and cultural overlords stack the deck in their favor.