Anonymous asked: Wario, what's your opinion about Anita Sarkeesian stealing artwork? cowkitty[.]net/post/78808973663/you-stole-my-artwork-an-open-letter-to-anita
Wario thinks the most important thing in this situation is that Anita reaches out to resolve the situation with the artist privately; which according to the artist, she has contacted her and it working on a resolution. The artist has also stated that she would not like this to turn into a witchhunt, and that she wants discussion of the topic to remain civil. But those updates are being left out by many in favor of a narrative where Anita is a master thief, silently sneaking into museums to steal artwork from purehearted artists for her evil feminist videos.
Wario likes to imagine Anita is used to googling assets and using images with the assumption they are official art and/or liable for Fair Use; not a good assumption to make when you’re making something of a high quality with a sizable budget like Tropes vs Women, but everyone makes mistakes. Hopefully Anita will take greater care in the future to make sure content is fair use.
It’s always a little disappointing to see someone with a controversial message like Anita make a mistake like this, since it will inevitably get blown several orders of magnitude out of proportion and be used to justify the hate against her. If this same situation involved a male content creator with controversial videos about gaming, it would not even register for most people as a blip on their radar.