It’s reassuring to know if I want to do what Anita Sarkeesian is doing as a job I’ll only have to face constant online harassment, death threats, and people trying to orchestrate mass shootings and bombings anywhere I want to speak !
you want to be a con artist? why not just be a televangelist or a motivational speaker? why not sell time shares? you’ll infuriate less people, and still make a lot of money off of other’s ignorance.
I didn’t realize thinking critically about and analyzing an art medium from a feminist lens warranted death threats? I guess we might as well threaten to massacre English teachers discussing gender and race relations in classic literature as well.
Also, Anita makes 15-20 minute videos of video game analysis. That takes quite a bit of time and effort to script, film, and edit. Why shouldn’t she be making money off of the work she’s putting into them? I mean if sixteen year old British boys are making livings off of tag videos and cinnamon challenges how is Anita “conning” people. That’s how YouTube works. Plus, she’s paying off freaking grad school. Not a cheap endeavor.
The con artist thing is probably a reference to the fact that she used kickstarter to raise money for her video game series. Which she is making at the moment. If you ask for money to do a thing and - when people give you money - you do the thing, you’re not a very good con artist.
People gave her more money than she asked for, but that still doesn’t make her a con artist. It means people wanted to give her more money to do the thing she said she would do that she is now doing.