I’ve been on the lookout for intelligent responses to Tropes vs. Women in Gaming–ones in which Anita Sarkeesian is not threatened sexually or violently or both or called an authoritarian douche-nozzle–and here is an excellent example! I’m really glad about this, as I’ve had the feeling that there was something off about TvW but didn’t want to suggest that I sided with GamerGaters* or diminish the significance of the series’ more solid points. Philip Wythe here shows what an even and thoughtful criticism of the series should look like.
*Whatever this means. My understanding is that it’s the dudes who say “Yeah ethics in videogame journalism is important and all, but I also really hate women.”