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A proposed new anti-Anita Sarkeesian "documentary" promises to give voice to the loudest "silent majority" the world has ever known

I don’t usually post raw videos from the insufferable assholes I write about on this site because, well, they’re insufferable assholes, and listening to them smugly opine about shit they’re completely ignorant about is generally about as entertaining as, you know, GirlWritesWhat videos. (I know, that’s a bit circular, but I really couldn’t come up with anything more insufferable than that.)

Anyhoo, I’ve broken my rule and posted this video because the two guys who made this video — the would-be filmmaking duo of jordanowen42 and Davis Aurini — are so over-the-top in their insufferable assholism that it’s actually kind of perversely charming.

You see, these two woman-hating YouTube blabbers — the first a belligerent doofus whose apartment is nearly as unkempt as mine, the other a sort of PUA version of Anton LaVey — are pitching what they claim will be an important new documentary exposing the evil “Social Justice Warrior” agenda of evil women and traitor men like Anita Sarkeesian, Zoe Quinn, and, well, I can’t remember the names of any of the men. It’s called The Sarkeesian Effect. And they want your money to fund it.

Their promised “feature-length documentary” will be a powerful work of investigative journalism that will give a voice to the voiceless — to the “silent majority” of, well, angry white dudes who spend whatever time they don’t spend playing video games posting obnoxious and abusive comments about Anita Sarkeesian and Zoe Quinn to YouTube and Reddit and eleven zillion other websites that cater to them.

In other words, this is the loudest “silent majority” I’ve ever run across.

But these are guys who love to pretend that their bold thoughts are being silenced, and PUA Anton LaVey Davis Aurini happily panders to their persecution complex:

Don’t let these people silence us. Your contribution will be a defiant strike against the degeneration and corruption that is going on in this world.

The word “degeneration” helps remind us that Aurini considers himself a part of the neo-Nazi-lite “Dark Enlightenment.”

Anyway, they argue that you should send them lots of money, because PUA Anton LaVey’s suits can’t be cheap you’ll be striking a blow for every dude who’s ever called Anita Sarkeesian a “whore” in a YouTube comment. Well, they don’t literally put it that way, but, you know, come on. That’s what they mean.

And hey, who wouldn’t trust this dude with their hard-earned cash?

Send me your money! Heh heh heh heh heh.
Send me your money! Heh heh heh heh heh.

I found this video hilarious from start to finish. Stick with it at least until, a little after 6 minutes in, PUA Anton LaVey Aurini lights up his second cigarette, showing what a devil-may-care attitude he has by mumbling his lines with a cigarette in his mouth as he fiddles with his lighter.

Yep, that’s the kind of quality investigative  journalism you can expect from these two.

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Axel Edgren
Axel Edgren
6 years ago

Looks like Command and Conquer’s Kane has a far more evil little brother.

Lea
Lea
6 years ago

Wow.
Just…wow.

If clueless douchebaggery had a face, it would be PUA anton LeVay’s.

coffee
coffee
6 years ago

April fool’s!

Right?

RIGHT?

M. Shiranui
M. Shiranui
6 years ago

I love how you refute their points and their criticisms instead of building up strawmen and insulting them based on their looks. Oh… wait…

idledillettante
6 years ago

Anita Sarkeesian’s post-Kickstarter videos did have improved quality, though…and her harassment was only “profitable” in the sense that it boosted awareness of the Kickstarter campaign, ginning up donations from sympathetic people. It wasn’t like the trolls were directly donating to Feminist Frequency.

*that* would be a pretty good scoop, though…

Sounds like these guys are just going to pad the usual Youtube “Sarkeesian Rant” reaction vid with an interview from Paul Elam. But I might give that slick bastard Davis $1 just to watch him mumble more dipshit whining around a Winston.

donovandigital
donovandigital
6 years ago

Hey guys, first time poster

I think a big part of the “problem” is that most media outlets have finally copped to the whole “present both sides” routine, so now these clowns are butthurt that when feminists get exposure after harassment/trolling, nobody invites one of them to present “balance”

ej
ej
6 years ago

I hate to tell you this, coffee, but it’s August. I think this is for real.

I’m really curious what “leads” they’re following up and who these guys are who have been “slandered” and “had their lives ruined by political correctness.” They offer no details, which makes me wonder if these leads are actually real.

Bina
Bina
6 years ago

“Silent majority” = Nixon-era wingerspeak for “loud obnoxious idiots who constitute nothing near a majority, except in MY circles, where there is nothing but”.

Also, I bet Cheap Suit LaVey there is a real hit with the ladies…and by “real hit”, I mean he sends them screaming out of whatever place he’s in.

blahlistic (@blahlistic)

…Davis kinda reminds me of someone.
…I spoke to a friend of this other guy: “He’s not bad-looking, but I don’t know what appeal he has, you know? He’s just so…hmm…slimy.

My friend said “That is the appeal. He’s self-lubricating.”

coffee
coffee
6 years ago

This just in: The budget has been posted in a response to someone else’s youtube comment.

Not in, like, a spread sheet made publicly available or anything where the donors can examine it and later hold them accountable.

I wonder if this is indicative of their methods overall…

Hyena Girl
6 years ago

Hey, that’s not nice… Anton LaVey was actually charismatic and understood consent.

katz
6 years ago

I’m sure this will go just as well as the Misandry in Video Games series.

Bina
Bina
6 years ago

“That is the appeal. He’s self-lubricating.”

I can just see his sebaceous glands gushing oil on command.

I don’t know whether to snurk or gag, though.

sevenyearache
6 years ago

can’t unsee Broke Ass Anton LeVay. WHO TOLD HIM THAT SHIT WAS OKAY TO WEAR AND DO!?

sadie6
6 years ago

Their asking for 15k a month on their patreon…uhh I dont think it takes that much to make a documentary. Plus Jordanowen has several hour long videos on anita (he’s seriously obsessed with the woman) on his channel that could pass as documentaries, the whole thing seems pointless.

blahlistic (@blahlistic)

15K a month!? What the hell are they smokin’?

Athywren
Athywren
6 years ago

Don’t let these people silence us.

Pff, you’re not being silenced, you’re just irrelevant. The world is slowly becoming more rational and, ‘unfortunately,’ that means regarding your own nonsense as well as the more obvious of the world’s nonsenses.

Your contribution will be a defiant strike against the degeneration and corruption that is going on in this world.

Degenerates! Corrupt degenerates everywhere!!
I’m sure I’ve heard that before…

Hannah in Iceland
6 years ago

Oh gosh. So bad it’s good. Thanks for sharing. These guys are so creepy! They’re like real life Dr. Evil henchmen….really awful humans….but so incompetent and deluded, they’ll probably never cause any real harm.

sadie6
6 years ago

@blahlistic

yup it’s true, they’ve got over 1000 so far

http://www.patreon.com/thesarkeesianeffect

Pabu
Pabu
6 years ago

Davis really skeeves me out. Not only is there the still that David included in the article where he looks like he’s up to nefarious plotting, but when I paused the video on one of his segments he was making a very similar face. No one up to any good has ever had that look on their face.

A sort of exception is a friend of mine who themed herself as a red dragon when we went to the ren faire yesterday. She made the exact same face when posing in photos with my girlfriend, who had dressed as a faun. Of course, in her case she was TRYING to look like a malevolent demon. I don’t think Davis is going for that exact same effect, but he’s certainly achieving it.

I also want to add that I think Anton LaVey was a cool dude. Most of his writings in the Satanic Bible were empowering, though I remember one of his theories being somewhat problematic. (BTW, I’m sure everyone here is pretty knowledgeable about these things, but I don’t actually worship Satan and/or demons and neither did LaVey. Though if I did, I would likely follow Davis since he has some legit demon flair.)

lindwormlady
6 years ago

This is a whole new level of ridiculousness from these guys. Good luck, um, ‘exposing’ Anita
Sarkeesian. I’m sure you’ll find something nefarious in what she does. (Like not playin’ REAL vidya gamez)

Kav P
6 years ago

So, while this is very unlikely going to succeed, I’ve reported the campaign to the admin Patreon. Ridiculous premise aside, its statements about “SJW”s kind of got my goat. My cute and cuddly goat. I love goats. <3

Auntie Alias
Auntie Alias
6 years ago

theatrical release

HAHAHAHA!!!

These goofballs with their melodrama and bad acting. I can see the trailer now: An Anita Sarkeesian look-alike is tied to a railroad track while Davis stands over her twirling his moustaches and cackling evilly as the train bears down on them.

DrMcCoy
6 years ago

The funny thing is that jordanowen42 used to be a LaVeyan Satanist.

I followed him on YouTube back in those day. He had a few interesting things to say, despite that LaVey business, but he went weird and assholish later. Or maybe I just didn’t notice it before.

Phoenician in a time of Romans
Phoenician in a time of Romans
6 years ago

I can see the trailer now: An Anita Sarkeesian look-alike is tied to a railroad track while Davis stands over her twirling his moustaches and cackling evilly as the train bears down on them.

…she starts lecturing him on the ‘Damsel in Distress” trope, he runs away screaming with his hands over his ears…

Pabu
Pabu
6 years ago

Auntie Alias, someone needs to make that spoof trailer happen because I would watch the shit out of that. Not to mention that I think it would be a more straightforward representation of what this so-called ‘documentary’ will actually become.

Pabu
Pabu
6 years ago

Oh oh, and Phoenician’s add on is a must!!!

BreakfastMan
BreakfastMan
6 years ago

God, those guys. Jordan Owen is one of the 3 biggest Sarkeesian consipiracy theorists on the internet (along with MundaneMatt and InternetAristrocrat). He is pretty much Alex Jones if Alex Jones directed his hate of the government towards women and feminists. And that Kane-from-C&C-looking idiot Davis Aurini is a massive, heartiste-style white-supremacist, in addition to being a raging misogynist. If they expect anyone outside of Stormfront users and MRAs to take them seriously, they have another thing coming.

Thank god the patreon is failing miserably. 😀

Sarah
Sarah
6 years ago

I strongly suspect that this “Sarkeesian effect” that they want to prove will turn out to be “OMG women are having the temerity to play video games and talk about them in public! And then act as though they should have an equal part in the discussion!”

There was recently viral marketing playable teaser for a video game which is coming out in 2016, downloadable from the PlayStation store with the label P.T. You have to play the thing through to the end and solve the puzzle to reach the end and see the big reveal. The first person to do this was a woman with a British accent and she posted the full video of her gameplay as well as the last five minutes (spoiler warning!) which has only the ending and the reveal. The short video has a warning for a “loud, shrill, female voice” and I thought, omg why are you apologizing for having a female voice? until I read the comments. Yeah, I wish I hadn’t done that. (She has the full video on her channel which is just over 2 hours, but be warned that it is a horror game and it is horrifying.)

blahlistic (@blahlistic)

I don’t think anyone’s trying to silence them or anyone.
I, for one, support their freedom to say whatever they desire to.
In fact, I encourage the Men’s Rights Activists to speak as much and as freely as possible.
The rhetorical hot air the MRM puts out certainly makes them sound like potentially violent reactionaries, whether they are actually violent or not.

…And it really, really irks me that the MRM doesn’t do actual practical, on the ground stuff for guys…which I’m going to keep ranting on about, as I know MRM’s troll through here.

saintnick86
saintnick86
6 years ago

Their promised “feature-length documentary” will be a powerful work of investigative journalism that will give a voice to the voiceless — to the “silent majority” of, well, angry white dudes who spend whatever time they don’t spend playing video games posting obnoxious and abusive comments about Anita Sarkeesian and Zoe Quinn to YouTube and Reddit and eleven zillion other websites that cater to them.

Hell, they don’t even have to play videogames or have an interest in the medium to do that – based on my experiences with them. Just the fact someone is pointing out sexist tropes within fictional narratives is enough to make them foaming-at-the-mouth belligerent since, at least as I’ve been lectured by them, you totally aren’t allowed to use critical thinking or analysis when it comes to entertainment. Also: you’re personally insulting them, somehow.

‘Cause, like, that isn’t completely anti-intellectual or anything!

I think a big part of the “problem” is that most media outlets have finally copped to the whole “present both sides” routine, so now these clowns are butthurt that when feminists get exposure after harassment/trolling, nobody invites one of them to present “balance”

Pretty much, Donovan.

False Equivalency is the worst thing to happen to social and political discourse these days. It constantly reinforces the fallacious notion that all sides of an issue must have legitimate concerns and thus are equally valid (even though only one of them might), which in turn enables those who are opinionated yet incredibly ignorant (purposefully or otherwise) to demand others’ acceptance for their claims even when it is totally wrong. It’s why, even when professional scientists say otherwise, there’re still people who refuse to believe climate change is real and act as if they should be applauded for their contrarianism.

“Silent majority” = Nixon-era wingerspeak for “loud obnoxious idiots who constitute nothing near a majority, except in MY circles, where there is nothing but”.

It certainly wouldn’t be surprising if that same phrase inspired Nixon-supporters, most who were likely beneficiaries of various government programs in the 40’s and 50’s, to claim any safety net or employment programs were now “hand outs” when given to African-Americans. Of course, the people who do so now will conveniently claim they include anyone who uses them – but they’re intellectually dishonest or completely uninformed if they don’t think it started as a racial thing.

saintnick86
saintnick86
6 years ago

Plus Jordanowen has several hour long videos on anita (he’s seriously obsessed with the woman) on his channel that could pass as documentaries, the whole thing seems pointless.

I remember, when arguing with someone defending Sarkeesian’s “critics”, they claimed that – instead of making her videos – she should just stop “complaining” and get into developing videogames. Because, as we all know, that’s easy as pie! Oh wait…

Of course, I found it funny that argument is used on Sarkeesian and not on the dozens of people who spend so much time not getting the point to her videos yet still complain about them for the sake of doing so. And, what, they’re spending their time productively but Sarkeesian should just shut up until she’s made a videogame? Boy, that’s really convenient and not hypocritical at all!

MaudeLL
6 years ago

Awesome soundtrack. The MRM has just discovered garage band.

ej
ej
6 years ago

Did anyone else notice that they aren’t planning on bringing in “experts” until they reach $35,000/month? If you’re going to make a documentary, shouldn’t experts be something you plan to include from the start, regardless of how much money you have?

wordsp1nner
wordsp1nner
6 years ago

Speaking of Sarkeesian, according to her twitter, the next episode will be out tomorrow. So… yeah…

And I listened to 3/4 of that, but their complete lack of anything resembling charisma got to me. I still don’t really know what the hell they were going on about, except that they have no idea how the feature film industry works and huge-ass delusions of grandeur.

M. Shiranui
M. Shiranui
6 years ago

Futrelle,
I doubt it’d make much of a difference to you. These guys are critical of Sarkeesian and her supporters, so therefore they MUST be evil rapist misogynist stupid-heads, because honestly, why would anyone ever be critical of a woman with such integrity and intelligence like Sarkeesian. I mean really.

BreakfastMan
BreakfastMan
6 years ago

@wordsp1nner: Next episode tomorrow? While that stupid Zoe Quinn thing is still going strong? The gaming community will literally explode in a huge maelstrom of misogyny. It will be awful. D:

BreakfastMan
BreakfastMan
6 years ago

@M. Shiranui: You can be critical of Anita Sarkeesian’s views, arguments, examples, and videos without being a raving misogynist or using terrible arguments. Neither of these asshats have managed to do that, however.

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
6 years ago

I can’t sit through it. I can’t stand the constant switching back and forth (you’d think they’d be arsed to sit in the same room for something this big), I can’t stand the jump in camera quality, I can’t stand the guy waving round a glass of some unidentified expensive alchohol and a lit cigarette like a prop, I can’t stand the Overly. Accentuated. Points. With. Hand. Gestures. On. Each. Word, and I can’t be bothered to care what they have to say about social justice warriors taking away everyone’s free speech when they do it in such a boring way.

They’re conspiracy theorists preaching to the choir.

idledillettante
6 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25o0EZiogw0 just play this nine times and you’ve got the idea.

Jarred H
6 years ago

@M. Shiranui: It’s interesting that you didn’t actually answer David’s question. What actual points did they make in that video?

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
6 years ago

@M. Shiranui:

Point out one place where anybody here called them “evil rapist misogynist stupid-heads.” If you can’t, how about criticizing with actual people and not the straw SJWs in your head.

wordsp1nner
wordsp1nner
6 years ago

They didn’t make any arguments. I honestly don’t know anything about their opinions from this video besides “We think Anita Sarkeesian is wrong and that it is unfair that people give her money to make her videos.” No arguments to why.

Which, yes, you can say they are preaching to the choir/begging for money from the choir, but then why so fucking long? And say what you will about Sarkeesian, she is an good video personality, and had decent production quality even before her infusion of cash. Neither of these people seem to understand that. One doesn’t even seem to understand lighting and sound, and the other one looks like a bad actor trying to play a villain for the first time and completely overdoing it.

M. Shiranui
M. Shiranui
6 years ago
Reply to  BreakfastMan

How have they been “raving misogynists”? By virtue of being against Anita? How are their arguments terrible? Enlighten me.

wordsp1nner
wordsp1nner
6 years ago

Shiranui,

What the hell are their arguments? Besides Sarkeesian is wrong, and also give us money to make a feature film despite us being bad at making youtube videos.

sparky
sparky
6 years ago

M. Shiranui: Again, what “arguments” have they made?

Seriously, what actual fucking arguments are they making? Enlighten us.

blahlistic (@blahlistic)

I’m just honestly amazed they’re able to generate this level of outrage over someone pointing out sexism in video games…

I mean, is looking at pixellated t*ts really that important to your enjoyment of game play?

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
6 years ago

@idledilletante:

I managed to get half-way through that video, only because it took so long for the guy to get to the point. Quite a bit of casual misogyny in a video presuming to argue that misogyny isn’t the problem or cause.

“Oh, Damsel in Distress tropes aren’t used because people think men are strong and women are weak, it’s because heroes are always male and women get to be their prize/reason for questing.”

… You don’t understand anything about the trope, do you, video maker?

sparky
sparky
6 years ago

::waves:: Hi Athywren!

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