Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Criticisms of Anita Sarkeesian

I came across this video from the Amazing Atheist and I want to share it.
Warning: If you have never watched the AA be warned, his language is of the very colorful AngloSaxon variety.  That is the polite way of say he swears like a fucking sailor.

Here is the video.



I backed Sarkeesian early on because I felt what she was doing was "good work"  but since then I have had some issues with the product coming out.

1. Where are they?  Like TJ says at this rate it will be 2021 before she is done.

2. Shoddy Research.  A lot of her videos are shot to prove a pre determined conclusion.  Plus she relies on ancedotes and research that have been disproven (video games for example do not cause people to act out violently).

3. No comments on Videos?  I know she gets a lot idiots posting to her videos.  But some of us would like to engage in some real conversation and keeping the comments closed on her videos sends the message that she is not interested in actually having a discussion.

I am still happy I put some money towards this.  But as a Kickstarter backer I am disappointed about the product I am getting back.