As far as Brainspore's comment goes, it's a strawman, because I've usually seen it argued as "dudes are objectified, too." But, y'know, have fun with your strawman.
As far as Cory's comment goes...my feeble ol' brain isn't telling me the name of that, but I remember back in some good ol' undergrad class, being told what this logical fallacy is. Maybe it's just an offshoot of a strawman; you've come up with a list of common things said about Sarkeesian, and you've preemptively attributed motivations to them to prime people's emotional response to those inevitable comments.
See, here's the thing. I tried to talk my wife into going into CS back when we were in high school and dating, because she was a whiz at math. And of course, she didn't because she's a girl (where does that come from?) My girls love playing games. I want to see a safe environment for them.
And yet, I have objections to Sarkeesian's videos. But I get shut down for bringing them up, because obviously it's misogyny. And obviously, since I have a penis and I try to have my rebuttal, I'm "mansplaining". Well, guess what, Cory? You're a man, too. So, since we're on a level playing field here, let's get down to it.
First, let me say that she brings up a number of valid, positive points, and ones that people should pay attention to. Rovio could really learn from the one about pink == girls, right? And yes, I've seen a lot of reprehensible, disgusting, vile comments and other things leveled at Anita Sarkeesian, things that make me sick.
Having said that, and taking a moment to note that I've been preemptively dismissed for "mansplaining" (ugh)...here we go.
The "con artist" bit may have been driven by misogyny--I won't dismiss that aspect--but that's not it in its entirety. It's not just angry dudebros who have a problem with it. No, it started when it took nearly 10 months for the first installment to come out.
It was further fueled when, after she managed to raise over $158,000 USD. For perspective, median household income in the U.S. is $50,000 USD, so enough to keep an American household afloat for three years, or enough to keep a Chinese household afloat for nearly 16 years(!) And this money was used for purchasing games and production costs. I'm sure some could be used for living expenses. Fair enough; the money comes with no strings, and people willingly donated, and it's a fraction of the cost of production of an AAA game; on the other hand, Frozen Synapse was apparently made for $150k.
Now, then, with her buying games and production assets, you'd expect the in-game shots to be captured by her or by someone working for her, but several of her clips are pulled from other people's Youtube videos. Maybe they had trouble capturing proper footage, I don't know; but it seems damned peculiar, and helped fuel the fire on the "she's a scam artist" argument.
And really, my main peeve is that it seems like her series, while bringing up some good points, seems to beg the question quite often. Hey, you know, if you're looking for sexism in video games, you're definitely going to find it in 30-year-old Japanese games. Duh.
Personally, I'm not really interested in the comments from the peanut gallery, because I know pretty much all the non sequiturs that'll be hurled my way. Whatevs. Come up with some legit rebuttals. "4chan users sent her death threats" is not a rebuttal to "she didn't use her own video footage" (see, I can use strawman arguments, too!)
To be honest, though, I suppose my argument is that the best way to handle this would be for someone to put out addictively good games with a positive message. Anita Sarkeesian put out a video with a game concept; if one went retro, keeping it in, say, the style of classic Sierra On-Line games (Roberta Williams would be a great resource here!) you could probably do it as an adventure game for less than $150k, especially if you found people who were passionate enough about the message to do it for peanuts. You bring up the positive feminist message in the press interviews, imho.
I'm just throwing this out there because, to be honest, I was annoyed by the setup. Carry on.