This is Sam Pepper. If you don’t know who he is, Sam is a successful YouTube prankster with over 2 million subscribers. He recently uploaded a video titled “Fake Hand Ass Pink Prank" where he pinched unsuspecting girls’ butts without their permission. None of this was done with the girls’ consent…meaning Sam Pepper sexually harassed and assaulted these women.
This is no longer a “simple, harmless prank” but rather a very serious matter and offence. If you haven’t seen the video yet, you can watch, dislike, and report it HERE. You can also take the pledge to help stop sexual violence at itsonus.org. Please do not let Sam get away with this kind of behavior. He crossed the line and needs to be held responsible for his disgusting actions.
The first video I saw in her Tropes against women in video games series left me unimpressed. The tone was a bit grating and it seemed too repetitive, but I still felt supportive of Anita Sarkeesian and the series.
The topic was women as objects for the player to win. When I opened the Giant Boulder of Death game the intro showed a “female” boulder (wearing a pink bow) get kidnapped leading the “male” boulder to go on a rampage to save her.
The absurdity of forcing gender on boulders while using this cliché woke me up to the importance of what Sarkeesian was saying and my ignorance on the subject.
While I still feel the videos are repetitive I now understand why and use them to educate myself.