Vagina News SQEEEEE! The second installment of Anita Sarkeesian’s ‘Tropes vs. Women in Video Games’ series is available – Damsels in Distress: Part 2 – and it is EXCELLENT.
Don’t let ‘video games’ fool you, these tropes are pervasive in every corner of modern media. (I’ve been talking about the same patterns in television and film for years.)
These videos are so rational, reasonable, and effective, they belong in every feminist’s argumentative arsenal, and should be viewed and shared among gamers and non-gamers alike.
If you haven’t yet seen Part 1, watch it first.
If you haven’t seen Anita’s TEDTalk, in which she discusses the targeted online hate campaign she faced in response to her Kickstarter effort to fund these videos, watch it too.