Tropes vs Women in Video Games – Damsel in Distress: Part 2

Trigger Warung: Video enthält Szenen mit Gewalt gegen Frauen.


YouTube: Damsel in Distress: Part 2

Zweite Folge von „Tropes vs Women in Video Games“, der crowdgefundeten Video-Serie von Anita Sarkeesian alias Feminist Frequency über Rollenklischees weiblicher Figuren in Videospielen. Begleitend zur Serie gibt’s noch das gleichnamige Tumblelog.

This is the second in a series of three videos exploring the Damsel in Distress trope in video games. In this installment we look at „dark and edgy“ side of the trope in more modern games and how the plot device is often used in conjunction with graphic depictions of violence against women. Over the past decade we’ve seen developers try to spice up the old Damsel in Distress cliche by combining it with other tropes involving victimized women including the disposable woman, the mercy killing and the woman in the refrigerator.

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