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Submitted by StillGray 925d ago | article

What Happens When Reddit Thinks Anita Sarkeesian Spent $1000 On Shoes

Gameranx: " This is majestic. Seriously, this is like a trip to a theater. Someone on Reddit posted a photoshop of Tropes Against Women director and star Anita Sarkeesian's twitter feed. They'd made it seem as if she'd spent $1,000 of her kickstarter funded budget on a pair of Prada shoes." (Culture, Industry)

wishingW3L  +   926d ago
this woman that doesn't even play video games started a kickstarter to buy some games and give her opinion about women in video games on Youtube. She said she only needed like a thousand or 2 to buy the consoles, games, etc. but ended up with $150,000. XD

Now why can't she buy herself some shoes with it? What other thing is she gonna do with all that money? Or do you really think she's gonna give it all to charity or something? lol
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redDevil87  +   925d ago
Exactly. It's her money now, she can do what she wants with it, regardless whether people are happy she has it or not.

If everyone was given an extra $148,000 they wouldn't ignore it, they'd spend it.
Rage_S90  +   925d ago
Moral of the story: Don't be an idiot with your money.
Mounce  +   925d ago
I'd get a bitching PC rig, and save the money for all future gaming-expenses for many generations of consoles and PC upgrades to come.

This woman used the incentive of Games and Gamers and the Gaming industry to monopolize her greed on a hobby outside of Gaming, her money or not.

She's a cunt imho.
InTheLab  +   925d ago
She actually does play video games and has all her life. Because she is a gamer, she decided to tackle one of gaming's major issues with the aid of a few other charitable gamers who funded her project.

As for the shoes, it says right there in the article that someone photoshopped it, meaning that there are still people out there harassing this woman for shits and giggles, which justifies some of her misguided efforts.
cleft5  +   925d ago
First off, you can't prove she doesn't play games. For all we know you don't play games and you are only posting on this site to hate on her. Second, she ask for a few thousand dollars to do her whole informative bit about the role of women in games and media, but got a hell of a lot more after some idiots decided to slander her and say a whole bunch of terrible things about her because she dared question the role of women in video games.

Not everyone is trying to scam someone. There are people that are just trying to make this world better and there are people that will support them. Because like it or not, there are more good people in this world than assholes. Unfortunately, it takes something horrible to get us good people motivated enough to give a damn, but when we get motivated we get motherfucking motivated.

People who hate this woman have been trying to slander her for a while now and this is yet another example of it. Even if the shoes she is wearing cost $1000, that doesn't mean she invested the money people gave her into it. The more people hate on this woman, the more what she has to say will be heard. So people can hate away, all it does is promotes her agenda.
RIPSKATEDESTROY  +   925d ago
Games, remember when it was all about fun and entertainment?
sobekflakmonkey  +   925d ago
@RIPSKATEDESTROY

I love the fact that someone disagreed with you.

What went through their head? "NO! Games were never about fun and entertainment!"

Sometimes man...it just doesn't make sense anymore.
Squall5005  +   925d ago
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Blacktric  +   925d ago
That's not the point here. The point is, she got a lot more cash than she wanted and people donated because they thought her "cause" was worthy. Not because they thought she could use the extra money to buy herself shoes. Look at whatever point you want, but it's not justifiable to spend a dime from those donations to buy yourself shoes. Not saying she bought it of course, considering there is no solid evidence.

And only thing she did since her Scamstarter ended was to appear on 2-3 crappy TV segments that blindly accused every single gamer to be misogynystic (the segments did this, not her) and writing about 200 words on a white board as a preperation for her videos. It's been more than six months and there's still nothing.

"Even if Anita never makes a single Tropes Against Women video, the money she raised was well spent. She did more than she set out to do in examining the role of women in video gaming, she unearthed and became a lighting rod for all of the horrible misogyny endemic to gaming culture. Seriously. Even if nothing ever comes out she's earned that cash 10 times over already."

Being this blind in the great year of 2013... Gameranx really is unrivaled when it comes to trying to make a crappy cause like it's the single most important thing in the world and that they're being amazing for supporting it.

" Lastly, some cool Victim Blaming from Rhodes Scholar "Jovial_Gorilla"

"She faked this pic to get everyone on Reddit to start calling her misogynistic slurs and start "harassing" her again."

Makes sense. Everyone would actively choose for that to happen to them. Can't blame her, really."

The sad thing is, she was obviously delighted to receive "death threats" and insults over the half assed videos she made on YouTube, considering white-knights jumped the boat to defend her to death and donated to her cause. And another sad thing is, people are still thinking that she is truly the poster child of misogyny victims and that they are being amazing individuals for donating to her cause.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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DragonKnight  +   925d ago
+Bubbles.
hano  +   925d ago
I'm sick of this feminist BS and gaming...
leave gaming alone, it's not for feminist indoctrination.
StillGray  +   925d ago
Resistance is futile.
Cyfyxtfg  +   925d ago
I need my girl to be a gamer or it won't work
Qrphe  +   925d ago
They gave her over $100,000 when she "needed" less than $10,000 to make some videos. Anita buying the shoes is an excellent troll (I hate Reddit anyway), but you don't need her buying anything to realize she's not going to spend all of that money for the original purpose for which it was given.

I'm a feminist myself, but the methods of feminists like Anita are unfortunately the ones that get the most media attention.
DragonKnight  +   925d ago
Let me guess, you try to improve the quality of life of women by being strong, independent, and living your own life as an example right? You know, how it should be.
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DragonKnight  +   925d ago
@ShaunCameron: See, people like you fuel people like Anita Sarkeesian. You have a bigoted, chauvinistic attitude that makes the rest of us men look bad and only lends credence to the angry feminists of the world who think they speak for all women when they do nothing but complain about the smallest things and claim mediums like gaming are a "boy's only club." You are definitely guilty of misogyny and would do much better in life if you kept such opinions to yourself.
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Romudeth  +   925d ago
This woman is pure fraud. I've been saying this since she first started this whole thing.
Truthandreason  +   925d ago
more worried about the white knights giving this girl 150k for doing nothing, that's what is really wrong here. Some "geeks" are so easily & willfully exploited its pathetic. I'm surprised more women dont take advantage of the industry.
ShaunCameron  +   925d ago
Same here. These white knights and simps (read: nice guys) are the reason why feminism is allowed to exist.
PurpHerbison  +   925d ago
Read the article and just do not care one single bit. Always kind of funny when people get so mad.
lizard81288  +   925d ago
maybe I should start a kickstarter....
because I'm poor and people seem to be giving other people money for doing nothing...
getting $100,000+ in a month or so is really nice...
2pacalypsenow  +   925d ago
1000 for shoes is nothing i spend over $1200 last year just on Air Jordan Retro Shoes
Skate-AK  +   925d ago
Article says Prada shoes but the picture in the article are Gucci shoes. I'm surprised they didn't see that.
yeahokchief  +   925d ago
TIL: You're all a bunch of careless dumbasses with your money and life isn't fair. So nothing new.

I'm not surprised our country is in so much debt.

Idiots.
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