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In time for International Women’s Day in Australia the first of Anita Sarkeesian’s Tropes vs. Women in Video Games has been released. This one is the Damsel in Distress trope.
Trigger warning: watching this may make you want to smash the patriarchy. But seriously, this runs for about 24 minutes so find some time where you can watch it all at once if you can and take a stress ball because could make you seriously want to HULK SMASH things.
TW: for video game violence against women (towards the end)
In the game of Patriarchy women are not the opposing team. They are the ball.
If you don’t have time to watch the whole thing, fast forward to about 17:55 which will give you a quick overview of how male characters are treated in the video game world as compared to the treatment female characters get.