April 21, 2015

Breitbart editor challenges 'anti-video game' feminist Anita Sarkeesian to debate, offers $10,000 to a charity of her choice

Rebel Staff

Breitbart Associate Editor Milo Yiannopoulos has offered Anita Sarkeesian $10,000 to debate him during the time of the year's largest video game convention E3.

Sarkeesian has been the cause of controversy in the gaming community when she raised over $100,000 to start her Tropes vs. Women in Video Games series.

Her videos examining women in video games have resulted in much debate amongst gamers and the way women are portrayed in them. Many within the gaming community consider her views to be radical.

In addition to the controversial, 'cherry picked' examples she presented, she has also refused to debate her critics.

Enter Milo Yiannopoulos.

In a post to Breitbart, he wrote, “Some people will find the idea of conditional charity distasteful. But it is my hope that Sarkeesian, who has to my knowledge never once agreed to a public debate or taken audience questions about her wild and offensive views on video games, will be motivated by this offer to join me in a live panel discussion some time in June, in Los Angeles, shortly before or after the E3 gaming convention.”

“Sarkeesian’s ideas are controversial, and extremely unpopular. And gamers have reacted angrily to her depictions of them as hateful bigots,” he added.

Yiannopoulos wants this to happen so badly he said that he'd let Sarkeesian pick the date, venue and moderator. And will agree to any reasonable security and format demands.

His only conditions are that the event will last at least an hour, be streamed live and questions must be taken by each speaker from members of the audience and from each other.

So far Sarkeesian has yet to accept the offer. Do you think she will? Sound off in the comments below.

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commented 2015-04-22 13:20:19 -0400
Joan, it’s useful idiots like you and Doug that have allowed Anita to collect a healthy six figure income by spreading false hysteria. Keep hitting that donate button, because Anita needs another pair of Jimmy Choo shoes!
commented 2015-04-21 21:10:22 -0400
Douglas McEwen, thank you for your thoughtful comment.
commented 2015-04-21 21:08:43 -0400
Peter Netterville, she does not accuse everyone who plays video games of being hateful bigots. You got that entirely wrong. She criticizes the role of video game characters as misogynist and their designers and the culture as bigoted. From what I understand, it is kind of an old boys culture, just like the other elitist clubs that women are represented in even though it puts the noses of the old boys out of joint. Sarkeesian is herself an avid gamer and a video game designer. A pioneer in the field as a woman. Hence her experience with virtual glass ceilings.
commented 2015-04-21 21:04:37 -0400
Kenneth Banner – you seem to be suggesting the gay genes are passed only by gay people who can’t have kids, therefore, and will die out. Gay genes are a crap shoot, passed on by heterosexuals as well as homosexuals. And where do you live? All sorts of queers have kids.
commented 2015-04-21 21:01:44 -0400
Marc Andre Parizeau – this woman has been the target of quite egregious harassment, including death threats, SWATTING, and assault. She need not debate anyone if she feels doing so might jeopardize her safety. But she has not yet responded, so let’s wait and see what she says.
commented 2015-04-21 20:57:46 -0400
Dennis Fales – spoken like a true and bigoted misogynist!

You say I am a delusion. I say, in your dreams! HA!

Sarkeesian is published, rich, sought after – all those things I bet you are not: accomplished.

Like I said, she makes misogynists green with envy.
commented 2015-04-21 19:35:51 -0400
Well, I guess according to Sarkeesian I am a “hateful bigot” since I play vide games all the time, and quite enjoy them.

However, I have never even heard of this woman, so in my “world” she is quite meaningless.
commented 2015-04-21 19:27:21 -0400
The nail is firmly in. An argument without debate is only one sided and therefore no argument or discussion. However you can’t argue with some people and discussion is out the door also with some people. If she answers the challenge she gets a +1 to start with but she has to end up with the better score in the end.
The damsel in distress has been going on since way before the original Perils of Pauline silents. Every cowboy movie had a school marm needed saving and the saloon gal was more intresting anyway and they shoot back.
Male domination has been around for a long time in history some strong women were witches. or were accused of being witches. It wasn’t women that stopped that tho was it?
Bottom line women need men as well as men need women. The gays will be extinct in one generation or they are not gay. Just wait them out.
commented 2015-04-21 18:24:47 -0400
I don’t know you is right and you is wrong. Might be both. But one thing I know is when you make “public” accusations and do not want to debate about it… it means you don’t really believe in your positions or you have something to hide. Take responsibility and debate the guy… who knows we might even learn something here…

By the way, If you base your judgment on a wiki link, might as well base your judgment on a writing you find on a wall of a bathroom.
commented 2015-04-21 15:37:07 -0400
Well, Dennis, I know almost nothing about video game culture but I think I recognize an ignorant name-calling bully when I see one. I’d be willing to bet you didn’t even read the Wikipedia link that Joan posted.
commented 2015-04-21 15:05:38 -0400
@joan Abernethy You are delusion if you think Anita Sarkeesian is an accomplished woman. She is a straight up charlatan cut from the same cloth as Al Sharpton. The reason she can raise “ten times” more money is because she has hoodwinked ignorant feminists such as yourself to donate money to her so-called cause. No, she will not debate Milo because he would destroy her without breaking a sweat.
commented 2015-04-21 14:49:46 -0400
Sarkeesian is under no obligation to debate anyone. She is an extremely accomplished woman who will be envied and hated by many, as is the fate of such individuals. She can raise ten times Yiannopoulos’s puny $10,000.00 bait without blinking an eye.