The YouTube community's response to the Tropes Vs Women Kickstarter project has been enthusiastically vile.
"so you're a bolshevik feminist jewess that hates White people and does website design for Tim Wise extremist platform and you expect to be taken seriously when you're "critique-ing" video games," writes charming YouTube user, Haploguy.
"fucking ovendodger," he adds.
That comment is one of hundreds, most of which share the same tone, posted in response to a YouTube video plugging Anita Sarkeesian's Tropes Vs Women Kickstarter project. The project, which has thus far exceeded its $6,000 goal by a whopping $43,000, promises to "explore, analyze and deconstruct some of the most common tropes and stereotypes of female characters in games" - not a popular subject, if the comments are anything to go by. In just two hours, the video attracted some 100+ comments, the vast majority of which were negative if not outright hateful. Here's a few of the highlights, all of which come with a hefty dose of [sic].
"Would be better if she filmed this in the kitchen," quips max 547490.
"She is a JEW," 614streets adds helpfully.
"ask money for making a fucking vlog? And you made it in a way that women should pledge for not being dominated by man. Smart and evil plan. You are the reason why womens are the inferior gender for the whole history of mankind," points out Armisael.
"fuck you feminist fucks you already have equality. Infact yo have better shit than most males, be glad what you got bitch. Also if you want equality, we talk to men like that too, so fuck off faggo.. I mean lesbian," says Arto572.
">video games are about doing hard work, thus men are a better choice you just went full retard," added ToxicHedgie.
"1:09 This controller looks so unused. I doubt that she is a real gamer. She just looked for a niche where she can distinguish herself with her feminist propaganda," is Tig3r0's expert opinion.
"Fucking downvoted and flagged for terrorism. Dumb ass nazi cunt," adds BoxxyizQueen.
On top of those beauties, there's the usual threats of violence and rape, as well as organized efforts to have Sarkeesian's YouTube videos flagged as terrorism and her Kickstarter project defunded. YouTube comments are, by and large, where the lowest common denominator goes to slum it for a while, so people posting awful things is hardly unusual. What is unusual, is the sheer depth of hatred on display. If the aim of the outrage was to prove that the gaming community doesn't have a lingering problem with women, well ... good job, guys.
Source: Feminist Frequency