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Anita Sarkeesian
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The living example of the "Cowboy Bebop at his computer" trope.
Real name: Anita Sarkeesian
Also known as: Feminist Frequency (Twitter)
Gender: Female
Nationality: Canadian-American
Domain: Twitter (Feminist Frequency and personal account)
YouTube
Feminist Frequency

"How is objectifying a video game character sexism? To objectify is to reduce a person to an object, to disregard their own will. A video game character isn't a woman, it's a pile of pixels, an actual will-less object. You cannot reduce an object to an object and be a negative."

Anita Sarkeesian (born in August 15, 1983) is a Canadian-American pseudo-feminist media critic, blogger, and public speaker. She's the host of Feminist Frequency, a website that hosts videos and commentary analyzing portrayals of women in popular culture. On Youtube she runs a channel of the same name.

She has received particular attention (mainly positive from mainstream media and overwhelmingly negative from the gaming community) for her video series Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, which examines tropes in the depiction of female video game characters from, of course, a feminist point of view.

The majority of her critics call her a pseudo-feminist that pretends that she speaks on behalf of all women, but in reality is more interested in self-promotion and money.

She was nominated and chosen as Time's 100 most influential people in the world in 2015, despite receiving only a 20% approval rate.

Why She's Rotten

  1. Anita had a long record of dishonesty. One of the most notable example is that she claims to be a gamer, and even posted a photo of her and her game collection. However, a video of her lecture in Santa Monica College in 2010 showed her making the following statement: "I'm not a fan of video games. I actually had to learn a lot about video games in the process of making this video."[1]
    • Another example is during the 2015 E3, Anita posted a photo where she held her attendance badge with a promotional ad of Persona 4: Dance All Night portraying Rise Kujikawa attached to it (to make it look like it's part of the badge) and commented: "Of all the images they could have chosen, it's unfortunate that this is the one attached to every #E32015 attendee badge."[2]
  2. She brought her trend of dishonesty into her video series as well. A notable example is in her Women as Background Decoration video, in a clip of Hitman: Absolution where Agent 47 was killing strippers and Anita claiming the objective was to kill innocent strippers for "perverse pleasure." However, she makes no mention that players are penalized for killing innocents (civilians and non-targets) and that the objective was to use stealth to get past the strippers and kill the club owner, nor that the player is awarded for being stealthy in Hitman games. Because the strip club is a short sequence of the game, this is one of many small details of a game she cherry picked, using lies and exaggeration about them to push her agendas.
    • When showing the Mile High Club sequence in Just Cause 2, Anita criticized how the game allows players to have female exotic dancers murdered. She does not mention however, that there are male exotic dancers onboard the airship performing as well, and that killing anyone (dancers, patrons or guards) indiscreetly will result in the same penalty. Some called her out for her double-standards of implying that violence can only be directed at women and that violence against men doesn't matter.
    • When mentioning Watch_Dogs, Anita brought up a side-quest where the player investigates a sex-trafficking ring, claiming that it's for "fanservice". However, she did not mention that the objective is to stop the ring and save the girls, emphasising how dehumanising things were for the would-be sex slaves. She was called out for implying that gamers are automatically "turned on" when it comes to female abuse.
  3. She'd unintentionally shown her poor knowledge of video games a few times. In her (now edited) Bayonetta video, Anita claimed that Bayonetta "is fighting a demon horde" and that she is "a single mother" (Bayonetta is single but has no children). When criticized for it, she said that it was "a misunderstood joke".
    • Another example is when she appeared on the Colbert Report for an interview, when Stephen Colbert asked her to name three games she deemed sexist. Anita made excuses to not answer and went with Grand Theft Auto since it's a prime target for controversy.
    • She also called Heike Kagero in Super Punch-Out!! as a homophobic/transphobic caricature of effeminate men. In reality, he's nothing of the sort. Heike Kagero's appearance is based on oyama, male Kabuki actors who take on female roles.
    • She said that that Krystal was meant to be the star of Dinosaur Planet before it got reworked into Star Fox Adventures, and that Fox usurped her role, failing to mention the other main character of the game, Sabre, who was replaced by Fox in the final game.
    • She has also stated that Princess Peach of the Mario series is sexist for being a damsel in distress stereotype, without realizing that's supposed to be her character, and plus she has got to be a playable character in many games, even getting her own game titled "Super Princess Peach".
    • And once she labeled Ms. Pac Man as sexist, stating she was a female clone of Pac-Man, when she's nothing of the sort.
  4. Many, if not all the gameplay footage shown in her Tropes vs. Women in Video Games series are actually used from other let's play videos without properly crediting them.
  5. Anita's researching is very lacking, usually by making her conclusions before hand, then analyzes cherry-picked game content (without the context) that validates those conclusions while ignoring any other content (with or without the context) that invalidates those conclusions. She seems to be more interested in proving her biased assertions than legitimately analyzing aspects of gaming.
  6. Likes to make one-sided rants such as the "Euthanized Damsel", where female characters get put to death to spare them from more pain. However, this happens just as frequently (if not more) to male characters.
  7. Double-standards, not too different from typical Social Justice Warriors, she very often complains about how sexualizing women in games is sexist, while ignoring the fact that male characters also get a lot of sexualization.
  8. Anita shows an inability to take even the slightest from of criticism, claiming that her refusal to respond to legitimate critics is because "there are no legitimate critics and all negative commentaries are purely harassment and misogyny". White Knights who defend her like to repeat that untrue claim a lot. Most of Anita's critics consider her hostility towards criticism being that she has no counter-arguments nor can she make any.
    • This is further confirmed by the statement she gave at the UN assembly.
    • Even further confirmed by the events of Vidcon 2017; not only was Anita upset merely by the presence of her critics, but she also insulted Carl Benjamin by calling him a "garbage human" (despite the fact that Sargon did nothing but listen and record) and demand to have him removed. She also refused to answer even the simplest of questions such as "Do you really believe in what you say?".
    • And now this.
    • Furthermore, comments and ratings are disabled on all of her videos with the excuse being that Anita's been subjected to threats, misogynistic and anti-Semitic insults.
      • It should be noted, however, that while the chances of actual trolling exist are rather high, any video with high view rates will receive them.
  9. Claims that she has been receiving death threats and rape threats, however many speculate that her threats are forged.[3][4] Police investigation revealed that the Twitter account from which the death threats were sent turned out to be an account Sarkeesian herself set up, also the death threats she received and made such hay over came just as accusations of embezzlement arose.
  10. Speaking of embezzlement, many accuse her of being a con artist who used most of the money donated to her to make videos on personal items. Anyone who kept an eye on Anita Sarkeesian have noted that her wardrobe has took a noticeable uptick in quality, she's started driving a new $50,000 sports car, and moved from the two-room walkup to a newer, more spacious and luxurious house. Yet the quality of her videos barely improved despite receiving more than $160,000 in funding (despite asking for $6,000, but even that is rather excessive considering her videos' content involve only some gameplay clips and her talking, which is something she'd been doing for free for some time), especially considering that most of her videos are low-budget ones that don't require any advanced editing techniques. In addition, many of her promised videos were either never made, or made at an excruciatingly slow rate (it took an average of more than 100 days for her to upload a new video).
  11. She tried to use the Marysville Pilchuck High School shooting incident to push her agenda, accusing the American culture for its "toxic masculinity"[5][6] and that boys and men "are always responsible for school shootings", when there is evidence invalidating that claim.
  12. Again at E3 2015, Sarkeesian tweeted about Dishonoured 2 saying that: "It's a bit sad that #Dishonored2 didn't make the leap to an exclusively female lead but really pleased their using Emily in marketing.", which ironically points out her hypocrisy due to praising objectification of women in videogames, when she is actually against it.
  13. Played a large role in demonizing gamers and portraying them as entitled, basement-dwelling, sexist losers, something which makes her a greatly resented figure within the gaming community.
  14. She attacked Mike O’Brien, the CEO of ArenaNet, for firing Jessica Price and Peter Fries after they attacked a prominent member of the Guild Wars 2 community; claiming that O’Brien is "blaming the victim".
  15. She's also tried to guilt trip game companies who didn't support her during the heyday of Gamergate.
  16. Recently, it seems she's fallen further down the SJW rabbit hole, saying (among other things) THAT EVERYONE IN PRISON SHOULD BE RELEASED!!!
  17. Recently she attacked The Mandalorian for having boob armor to the point that almost everyone (and even soldiers) call her out. As female armor is made to be like this even in real life to avoid your breast getting damaged. It shows that Anita ironically knows nothing about armor or even female anatomy and that, ironically, she's a misogynist as well; she called out those who criticized her by saying "These grown ass children get so emotional and throw these embarrassing temper tantrums when a woman has even the slightest critique on the mainstream, corporate media they feel ownership over." That is not only misandry, but also proves that she can't take criticism. (The "grown ass children" are using common sense, not throwing emotional temper tantrums.)

The Only Redeeming Quality

  1. Since the end of her Tropes Vs. Women in Gaming series, Anita has become irrelevant and is rarely talked about much anymore. She's also losing funding so it's only a matter of time before she's completely broke.

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Trivia

  • The term "Listen and Believe" was coined by her.
  • Her father, Varkis "Wally" Sarkeesian, is a supporter of Donald Trump.[7]
  • She is of Armenian descent.

Gallery

Grand Theft Footage

Criticism, Debunks and Angry Rants

References

Comments


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AkihitoZero5454

19 months ago
Score 14
She's basically the female version of Frollo but much worse!
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Sega cat

9 months ago
Score 3
She is comparable to Rebecka sparks, A SJW Womanchild who created fake shows.
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AkihitoZero5454

19 months ago
Score 8
I think Grust calls her "She-Who-Must Not-Be-Named"
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Grust

14 months ago
Score 1
That's cuz she's now irrelevant and I want to make sure it stays that way.
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SkyBlueYoshi

15 months ago
Score 2

Nowadays she's a washed up has been

She's hopefully on her way to being broke
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+never4ever+

13 months ago
Score 2
How she manages to fool people with her bullshit and make white knights out of them is beyond belief.
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Reebok300

9 months ago
Score 1
"Believe all women"😂
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Rockman138

9 months ago
Score 1

All these stuff she has done are really inexcusable. Oh, don't get me started with her saying that "all video games are the cause of violence" because they are not. Really, her logic is so stupid and overly nonsensical, she has failed to know what common logic even is.

Not to mention, her blaming everything on video games is one of the most punch-able excuses that it's really that frustrating.
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F-86

7 months ago
Score 0
Thanks to this horrible monster and her pet, Neil "Dreckman" Druckman, TLOU2 is the hot mess it is today
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She manipulates people too much
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YoungArtist79

7 months ago
Score 2

"Sarkeesian was not allowed to have a page on Real Life Villains Wiki, the reason stated that despite her dishonesty, hypocrisy and attempts as censorship, she's merely a highly controversial activist and not enough to be considered "evil"."

-Well, she may be a liar, but she's nothing compared to some of the people on that wiki.
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XXSeph MySpaceXx

7 months ago
Score 4
As a feminist myself, I gotta say she is a disgrace to feminism.
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Grust

5 months ago
Score 2
Women like her have pretty much tarnished feminism's name and have actually done more to encourage misogyny than put an end to it.
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LA2002

5 months ago
Score 0
This woman definitely needs a straitjacket.
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FridayMan

4 months ago
Score 0

I found the Big Beautiful WailLord blog at AMW and helped delete it

L I S T E N & B E L I E V E (no, I’m not an SJW, I’m using it as a meme)
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FridayMan

4 months ago
Score 0
Fuck Anita, all my homies hate Anita
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XXSeph MySpaceXx

4 months ago
Score 1
new meme: L I S T E N A N D B E L I E V E
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FridayMan

4 months ago
Score 0
Yes
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XXSeph MySpaceXx

4 months ago
Score 1

I gave my computer a virus when I was 7-8 because I downloaded a program that claimed it would give me free station cash on FreeRealms

L I S T E N A N D B E L I E V E
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Caulipower

4 months ago
Score 2
I never use listen and believe on everything.
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Lesther110

4 months ago
Score 1
My main problem with Anita is her dishonesty. Maybe she wouldn´t be very controversial if she was more honest.
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SuperStreetKombat

3 months ago
Score 2

Anita: "I've been a longtime gamer."

Also Anita: "I'm not a gamer."
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Obi-Wan Skywalker86

3 months ago
Score 2
I heard about Anita dead disrespecting Iwata's death. and it's fudging disgusting.
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Thedoomaster215

2 months ago
Score 2
I don't like Anita Sarkeesian for obvious reasons but the less obvious reason is that She doesn't do actual social justice or feminism. She is everything wrong with SJWs today but at least she didn't drive a man to suicide unlike you know who.
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Eric Cartman 2001

2 months ago
Score 2
"Most Influential Person of 2015" my ass.
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Acapal8893

one month ago
Score 1
Wow. What a bitch.
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Larryding

one month ago
Score 0
She should see this page
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Deepthroat Ghoul

one month ago
Score 2
You know what they say about women like Anita, right? The bigger the hoops, the bigger the hoe.
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YoungArtist79

one month ago
Score 3
She isn’t a real feminist or pro-equality social justice advocate, she’s a SJW and a liar!
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JDM4678

11 days ago
Score 2
YOU DARE TO PLAY VIDEOGAMES ON MY FACE? YOU MUST DIE!

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