Anita Sarkeesian is a Canadian-American feminist, media critic and blogger. She is the author of the video blog ''Feminist Frequency'' and the video series Tropes vs Women and Tropes vs Women in video games, which examine tropes in depiction of women in popular culture.
In 2012, Sarkeesian was targeted by an online harrassment campaign following her launch of a Kickstarter project to fund the ''Tropes vs Women in video games series''. At the same time, supporters donated over $150,000 to the project, far beyond the $6000 she had sought. The situation was covered extensively in the media, placing Sarkeesian at the center of discussions about misogyny in video game culture and online harassment. -Source Wikipedia.
This incredible person has to run from her home, because some boys out there are not happy with her she's saying or are offended for some reason by what she's talking about. You know what? This is a big fucking deal. I will admit, I did not always agree with that she's saying, but that's doesn't make me want to send her death and rape threats to the mother fucking internet and blow her head off. This women is great and she brings many good critics. Does that make me want to stop playing video games because some of them are terribly sexist and use women as decoy? No. I'll keep playing video games, unless they are really bad games, but that doesn't stop me to listening to her and knowing more about what I am consuming, because yes, sexism and misogynist do exist in video game culture and when I am talking about the video game culture, I am not only talking about the games. I am talking about the players, the industry, etc.
Whoever decided to threatened her and many others when she had to do a speech made a reference to the shooting at the École Polytechnique Massacre. This event happened in my fucking country and you know what happened? 14 innocent women were killed, 10 were injured and 4 men were killed. His reasons? To fight feminism and of course because he obviously hated women.
"If you do not cancel her talk, a Montreal Massacre style attack will be carried out against the attendees, as well as students and staff at the nearby Women's Center," the message reads. "
Do you guys understand how serious these kind of threats are? Do you just freaking understand? Do you know how fucking sad these kind of shootings are? I am not just talking about hate shooting againts women in particular. I know that there was a lot of shooting in the past few years in the United-States, there was, for example, this shooting during a Bat-man movie, I don't remember which one, it's not important. Do you guys know about Elliot Rodger? Oh yes, this guy was more than a fucking madman. He thought women owed him sex and attention and was jealous of men that were more ''successful'' than him with women, well guess what dickbag, women don't owe you nothing.
Here's some information about Elliot Rodger www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-ne… Thinking about those men makes me sick. And this, which is a nice speech from Lacigreen [link] Can You believe that some people are actually congratulating and saying their condolences for a mass murderer?
Anyway, feminist point of view is a legit part of criticism, but obviously, boys feels threatened for some reason. I say boys because men usually get over the ''ew girls'' part of their lives. Oh, and I don't believe in GamerGates, which I believe is just a movement filled with women haters that drives women out of the video game industry. I will admit, the first beliefs of GamerGate were quite noble, I mean, driving out corruption from video games journalism, I think that was it? But obviously, it's more about sending rape and death threats to female workers in the industry. Okay, maybe there is good apples in the basket but I'll tell you something, get the fuck out of this shitty movement, it doesn't bring anything good.
Basically, this article, these facts just proves that sexism and misogyny still exists and there are freaking mad people outside who can easily find lethal weapons to commit mass murders. If I fucking learn that a tragedy like the École Polytechnique de Montréal happens again, I am gonna fucking lose it.
WOMEN DON'T OWE SEX TO ANYONE. OUR BODIES BELONG TO US. WEARING A SHORT SKIRT ISN'T A INVITATION TO RAPE. SLUT-SHAMMING IS WRONG AND THE WAY A DRESS ISN'T A PROVOCATION FOR MALES THAT CAN'T CONTROL THEMSELVES (APPARENTLY). MEN ARE NOT ANIMAL IN HEAT. I SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET DRUNK WITHOUT GETTING RAPED.
STOP TEACHING WOMEN HOW NOT TO GET RAPED AND SELLING THEM NAILSPOLISH THAT CAN DETECT RAPE DRUGS, TEACH PEOPLE ABOUT CONSENT, AN HAPPY SEX LIFE AND HOW TO RESPECT EACH OTHERS BODIES. CONSENT IS FUCKING SEXY, OKAY.
Okay, I am done, I just wanted to let some steam out of my body, but I am still upset, somehow. Nobody will probably read this but fuck it, I'll probably even delete this journal when my senses come back. Whatever. Fuck this shitty society, fuck slut-shamming and fuck rape and fuck those women haters out there. Fuck everything, I am out of here.