Tropes vs. Women video no. 1 lands

Thursday, 7 March 2013 23:56 GMT By Phil Owen

The first edition of Anita Sarkeesian’s video series on video game tropes about female characters has been posted, and it’s all about the Damsel in Distress cliche. Sarkeesian performs a thorough examination of the trope from its roots in other media to its appearance in the early days of gaming and beyond.

The Tropes vs. Women project, which aims to expose systemic sexism of all sorts within games, earned a lot of notoriety last year when Sarkeesian launched a Kickstarter for it and experienced some, eh, harassment for, apparently, trying to take sexism seriously. The Kickstarter was wildly successful, though, and today we get to see the fruits.

You can definitely see where that money went, as production values are high. Check it out: