MC wrote up an impressive post about Women and gamers. This video does support his views on the subject.
However, I am still not sold on Anita Sarkeesian. The bigger problem I have is the branch of extreme geeks. They are the ones sending her threats and other mean things instead of calling her out on some of the flaws in her videos. She shuts down her comment sections due to the extreme views from guy geeks, when they should be taking the high road and point out the flaws in her claims. When the extremists become the story, the counter points are lost. It becomes a story about ALL geeks attacking her because of her video series and not because of a difference in points of view. The one getting attack can dictate the discussion because they're the ones viewed as the level head ones.
Letting the extremists geeks take over the discussion means the other side can refocus the discussion on them and not the real stories about women and characters in gaming. having a real discussion the guy/woman geek culture is worth having, but we need to stop with the extreme talk first from the guys. I understand the anger because 10-20 years ago, women looked down on guys that played videogames. Being a D&D player or a RPG gamer meant you were never going to talk to a woman...ever. I've lived through those times and perhaps it is a time for a change (sorry, Obama).
MC and this guy gave me a different side of the story. Maybe, we as nerds are trying to close out the people we once called enemies. MC has opened my eyes a bit, but I still can't side with Anita. I just not sure Anita is the right person to give a fair look at women in videogames.