As most of you know Anita Sarkeesian called Sargon of Akkad a "Human Garbage" as a speaker of a Vidcon panel about cyber bullying. What caught me was in her response she talks about him being "a male antifeminist who occupies a position of power." It's this power that I would like to address, Sargon is a Youtuber with 641,917 subscribers as of this writing, a net wealth of roughly $160,000.00 he is an outspoken anti-feminist if you don't know who he is I would recommend that you check him out. Anita Sarkeesian, on the other hand, is a Canadian-American feminist media critic, blogger, and public speaker. She is the founder of Feminist Frequency, a website that hosts videos and commentary analyzing portrayals of women in popular culture. Wikipedia, she has spoke in front of the UN, she has an extensive network of political and social contacts, and has a net wealth of roughly $300,000.00 US and has recently crowd funded about $400,000.00. Anita was a guest speaker invited and probably paid for her time at the panel.
There is no doubt that Anita is a very accomplished person, she has an impressive resume and a large name recognition. I would even call her powerful, if you were to ask the average person who she was you would have a good chance of name recognition. Sargon on the other hand, outside of anti-feminist or SJW circles his name would hardly be known, he is hardly what one would call powerful.
So where is this disparity of power Anita speaks of, feminism is taught in academia, effects the laws of many countries and is generally recognized as if not a benevolent creature as certainly a harmless one by most people. Anti-feminism is considered by the main stream radical at the best and a hate group at the worst.
Obviously the power here lies on Anita's side, yet she claims the power lies on Akkad's why? Does she feel that being a man trumps her quite impressive accomplishments? If not where does it come from? And what would a woman have to accomplish to be equal to a man in her eyes? To think of anti-feminists as powerful is pure rhetoric, rhetoric that falls within the feminist framework, but hollow at it's core.