Tropes vs. Women's first episode goes live

Anita Sarkeesian examines Damsels in Distress like Peach, Zelda, dozens of others

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The first episode of Anita Sarkeesian's Tropes vs. Women in Video Games Series has gone live. In it, Sarkeesian takes on the Damsel in Distress cliche throughout classic games: tracing its roots from arcade titles, to its strong presence in Nintendo's Mario and Zelda franchises, to its resurgence in HD remakes.


Sarkeesian's Kickstarter for the project concluded in June 2012 after raising almost $160,000--more than 25 times her initial goal. The project is finally coming to fruition despite rancor from some corners of the gaming community.

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