- Nov 21, 2007
But I can. I can deny that "she is dam good at pointing out all of the sexism in the gaming community".Little Gray said:I dont think its fair to say she is huring "the cause." Regardless of if you agree with her methods or not you cant deny that she is dam good at pointing out all of the sexism in the gaming community. Yes she purposely draws their attention to her but from what I have seen it generally just reinforces her points.
Her grievances are often presented in the same manner as Total Biscuit. As in: start off with a few genuinely valid, if occasionally tenuous, points and repeat them ad nauseam whilst "reinforcing" them with hyperbole, exaggeration, misdirection, and straw-mans. All the while making damn sure to make her comments as inflammatory as possible.
There's a difference between using ones comments to draw attention to the matter at hand, and using the matter at hand to draw attention to yourself.
Ms. Sarkheesian seems only interested in the latter.
As I've said before: I do feel we all need to discuss the matter of sexism (and other issues) within the gaming industry and the gaming community. But again, Anita's way is not the right way.
It doesn't solve anything. It doesn't educate anyone to the truth. It simply stirs up vitriol and bile; on both sides of the topic.
You don't solve hatred and ignorance by applying more hatred and ignorance.