Will, you may want to check out this article from Ars Technica about Anita Sarkeesian and others who have commented on sexism in gaming culture:http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/08/the-death-of-the-gamers-and-the-women-who-killed-them/
Atheist/freethinker blogger PZ Myers mentioned this article in a cautionary tale for the atheist/freethinker/skeptic communities who are also dealing with sexism. Myers wrote:
"You’d think gamers would be more concerned about the rejection of Ars Technica than the approval of 4chan and reddit, but somehow, I don’t think they will be."http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2014/08/29/a-cautionary-tale/
There are plenty of misogynistic jerks out there who claim that folks like Sarkeesian are lying. Apparently, any fool can post a video on YouTube and claim someone is a liar and a bad person.
However, Ars Technica said the following about Sarkeesian's work:
"Sarkeesian's videos, which are extremely well-researched and insightful, always draw a measure of harassment and abuse from the stereotypical gamers, who are typically vitriolic toward issues of diversity. This time, the video reached all the way to the likes of Joss Whedon and Tim Schafer. The amplified message earned Sarkeesian an avalanche of threats, including rape, death, and harm to her family. Sarkeesian ultimately left her home and reported the threats to the police. "I’m safe. Authorities have been notified. Staying with friends tonight," she wrote on Twitter early Wednesday.
Enough outlets have, by now, highlighted the profound irony that one woman who dared point out some of the misogyny in video games was so deluged by misogynistic threats over how there is no misogyny in video games that she was driven into hiding."
I won't call you a misogynist jerk but I can say that you're parroting the opinions of other misogynist jerks on the internet.