The first episode of Anita Sarkeesian’s Tropes vs Women in Video Games is now available on YouTube and it’s one of the most though-provoking series I’ve watched in a long time. For the uninitiated, the video series explores the way in which women are treated in our favorite medium. In this episode in particular, Sarkeesian focuses on the “Damsel in Distress” cliché which some of you might recognize as one of the most common stereotypes not only in video games, but also in films and books.
The Tropes vs Women series is expected to have 12 episodes and I’ll try to post all of them on the site. The video series became a reality thanks to a Kickstarter campaign that raised $159,922 of $6,000 pledged.