Quoted from the Anita Sarkeesian thread, because I wanted to address this point in particular.
I just want imagined for a moment: a man comes about saying he wants to talk down about male stereotypes in video games where they're portrayed as nerds or crude jocks or unrealistically muscular. How would his Kickstarter go? Why would his project be seen as such?
It happened already. There was a "Tropes vs Men in Videogames" Kickstarter that appeared shortly after Anita Sarkeesian posted her own "Tropes vs. Women in Videogames". While Anita asked for $6000 to make her series, the Tropes vs. Men asked for $3000, most of which was to go to Charity, the implication of which was supposed to be that nobody needs that much money to create a series of internet videos. While Anita raised over $150,000, the similar Male Tropes kickstarter barely raised their $3000. And since then, the project has sunk without a trace, whereas Anita's project has already posted 4 videos as of this time,
Here's an article about it and the Journalist who tried to figure out what happened to the project. Mind you, apparently, despite posting images showing that the donations were made, the one organization she was able to contact says they have no record of any such donation on that date.http://www.gameranx.com/features/id/13224/article/the-mystery-and-fraud-of-tropes-vs-men-in-videogames/
Many people claimed that Anita had run away with the money and/or spent it on herself, and that the videos would, therefore, never be made. Well, she's certainly been making the videos. But the men responsible for the Tropes Vs. Men campaign apparently really *has* run away with the $3000 that was donated. Yet nobody even seems to remember that such a thing happened. Why is no one decrying these men who "ran off with the money" that they "took for videos that will never be made"? If one is so bad, the other should be equally bad. It should get equal hate. But not a peep from proponents against Anita's supposed "Fraud".
Just answering a point of information here, folks.
Edit: Quote was from Dazzu. Wanted to attribute where attribution was due.