Feminist Frequency AKA Anita Sarkeesian, has finally uploaded the first part of her series on “Tropes vs. Women in Video Games” and it predictably has both the ratings and the comments disabled.
What are you afraid of, Anita? Why can’t people have a discourse about your material? Why can’t people make their opinions towards your content known? I understand that some comments will be abusive in nature—probably most will—but so what?
You are putting forth a particular ideological stance. Your unwillingness to allow that stance to be challenged undermines the legitimacy of your claims because it sends the signal to everyone who lands on your page that your ideas cannot hold up under scrutiny.
I encourage you to enable comments and ratings, Anita, so that both your supporters and your detractors can have their fair say. Trying to censor the dissenting point of view does not make it go away.
That’s just a bit of friendly advice from me to you.
For those wishing to check out Anita’s video, it can be seen here: