And you know what? She defied my expectations a little bit.
I have heard a handful of major criticisms about Sarkeesian in the past around several parts of the internet, and I feel like none of them really applied as I was watching her videos.
Her tone was, at worst, passive aggressive, and never resorted to any intimidation tactics in her videos to make her point.
She never really “cherry-picked” any games to make her point, either. Most of the games she talked about were well known and spanned multiple genres of games from differing companies.
In addition, she cites facts about the games with about the same amount of rigorousness as one would expect from, say, DidYouKnow Gaming or something of the like.
She never even says that the games represented in her videos are bad games, or that anyone who enjoys them are bad people. All she’s arguing is for game developers to stop making use of sexist tropes as a lazy way for writing a female character.
The videos are also very well edited, I might add.
All in all, I feel like most of her criticisms are ultimately shaky at best. Unless, of course, your real criticism of her loosely translates to “Gitchyer femnazi agenda outta mah vidyagames”, in which case…No.