First off sorry if this is against the rules or has been posted already. I thought it may have been posted, but I did a search for "Tropes vs Women" and Anita Sarkeesian and nothing like this came up. Feel free to delete it mods, if it goes against the rules or is is off limits.
Has anyone seen the first episode yet? Anita Sarkeesian uploaded the first video to her youtube page yesterday titled "Damsel in Distress: Part 1 - Tropes vs Women in Video Games ".
What do you think? I liked it a lot. She brings up an issue that affects a lot of people and is something that the video game industry can strive to do better in. She makes some good points about Peach and Zelda especially. She has done her research.
One part that I did not know about was the Dinosaur Planet game. I have never heard about that and have never played a Star Fox game after Starfox 64, so I didn't know that there was a Krystal character.
One thing that she said that really hit home for me was that the Damsel in Distress trope is that women are treated as objects instead of subjects since they are a goal to be achieved or a prize to be won rather then proper heroes.
Why can't more video games have badass heroines like Ellen Ripley, Sarah Conner, Buffy Summers, Lina Inverse, or Wonder Woman? For every Lara Croft we have ten Princess Peaches.
Also do you think these videos will eventuallty bring a change to the video game writing process and world?