It would really help, just in general, if people would stop cherry-picking partial quotations that completely divorce them from their context and make them appear to be saying something they definitively are not.
The full Anita Sarkeesian comment was: "Yeah, absolutely. I sort of joke about how it was the most liberating thing that ever happen to me and also the most frustrating for everyone around me, because like when you start learning about systems everything is sexist, everything is racist, everything is homophobic and you have to point it all out to everyone all the time, so there is a good year of my life. There is a good year in my life where it was just most obnoxious person to be around. And then you settle into it, you start to understand like oh people they can living within the systems and it was just sort of liberating movement for me and you learn how to pick and choose your battles and that sort of thing."
And the comment regarding sexism, racism, and homophobia being endemic in societal systems is pretty much incontestable, if a bit overstated with the unqualified "everything." "A very great number of societal conventions are . . .," and it's 100% spot on.
Her actual comments, see this YouTube video of same, are fascinating and show someone with a lot of self-awareness and a sense of humor about how being what the world likes to call a Social Justice Warrior comes across.
Edited by britechguy, 22 July 2017 - 01:16 PM.
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