Sunday, April 19, 2015

The media darling is unstoppable

I know I have been pounding on this narrow subject time and again, but I just can't get over how amazingly stupid it is.

Anita Sarkeesian is the perfect media darling. She's a young woman who has media appeal, seems smart, talks about social issues (ie. the media's favorite subject, ie. feminism) and, like any other celebrity, gets her share of hate and threatening messages from internet trolls. And she's not shy about playing the role of the damsel in distress because of it. This, it seems, is the perfect storm for being an absolute media darling. The media by large accepts anything she says as gospel, and hurries to try to save the damsel in distress. She gets amazing amounts of media attention, and she gets showered with awards and pity money. All of this because of a grand total of 6 YouTube videos she has made (for which she has got almost half a million of dollars of donations, over 300 thousand of them being pity money she has been donated after she cancelled a speech because of a non-credible threat.)

The media adores her, no matter what the public has to say.

For example, recently Time Magazine, one of the most prestigious magazines in existence, had an online poll asking their readers who of a list of candidates should get into their "top 100 most influential people of 2015" list. Anita Sarkeesian was (naturally) one of the candidates.

A whopping 80% of people voted "no".

Did she get into the list nevertheless? I don't think I need to tell the answer to that.

That's the power of feminism.

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