Jonathan Mann did an absolutely inspired and glorious rebuttal of Dr Christina Hoff Sommers recent youtube video. And he did it to music.
If you do not know Christina Hoff Sommers, don’t worry. I had never heard of her until a week or so ago. She is a woman whose name is suddenly being waved around like a bright red Matador’s towel in an attempt to distract attention from the very real issues of sexism in video games and sexism in the secular community. Richard Dawkins adores her because she agrees with him. So do the anti-feminist and the pro-harassment crowd. She says boys will be boys and you should just relax and quietly stay in your gender roles handed down by society. No biggie. Nothin’ to see here. Just boys playin’ with toys. No need to make a fuss.
She made a video called “Are Video Games Sexist?” You can guess what her answer is.
There are few things that I love more in life than seeing someone destroying a terrible argument with art. Jonathan’s response to this video is a thing of hilarious, brilliant beauty that has filled me to the gills with joy.
Yeah, Jonathan, I thought we were talking about sexism too! Weird!
Content note: Just a heads up, at the end of the video there are a few screen caps of some of the hate messages sent to Anita Sarkeesian- that very effectively prove a point.
We will not stand down.
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Thanks to biogeo for sending in the link!