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The First Episode of Anita Sarkeesian’s “Tropes Vs. Women” Has Gone Live

by on March 7, 2013
 

Here it is. After nine months since the kickstarter’s success the first episode is finally live on the internet. This episode focuses on the trope of damsel’s in distress, citing sources such as Starfox, Princess Zelda and of course Princess Peach. Hopefully it won’t be another nine months until Part 2 of the damsel in distress trope which will cover more modern games.

The video goes into deep detail on the history of the idea of the damsel in distress, going into the history of film and how it all came to be in video games and in what forms. It has been a long journey from black and white shorts to a princess in another castle. Ms Sarkessian has even made a tumblr page devoted to examples of this trope through gaming.

Comments for the youtube video have been disabled, probably to avoid another backlash.


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