Anita Sarkeesian on The Colbert Report

November 2, 2014

On October 30, 2014, Anita Sarkeesian was invited to be a guest on The Colbert Report to discuss online harassment and the sexist representations of women in video games. You… On October 30, 2014, Anita Sarkeesian was invited to be a guest on The Colbert Report to discuss online harassment and the sexist representations of […]

Women as Background Decoration (Part 2)

August 25, 2014

This is the second episode exploring the Women as Background Decoration trope in video games. In this installment we expand our discussion to examine how sexualized female bodies often occupy a dual… This is the second episode exploring the Women as Background Decoration trope in video games. In this installment we expand our discussion to examine how sexualized female […]

Women as Background Decoration (Part 1)

June 16, 2014

In this episode we explore the Women as Background Decoration trope which is the subset of largely insignificant non-playable female characters whose sexuality or victimhood is exploited as a way… In this episode we explore the Women as Background Decoration trope which is the subset of largely insignificant non-playable female characters whose sexuality or victimhood […]

The 2014 Game Developers Choice Ambassador Award

April 1, 2014

I’m honored to be the recipient of the 2014 Game Developers Choice Ambassador Award. The award honors an individual or individuals who have helped the game industry advance to a… I’m honored to be the recipient of the 2014 Game Developers Choice Ambassador Award. The award honors an individual or individuals who have helped the […]

Ms. Male Character – Tropes vs Women

November 18, 2013

In this episode we examine the Ms. Male Character trope and briefly discuss a related pattern called the Smurfette Principle. We’ve defined the Ms. Male Character Trope as: The female… In this episode we examine the Ms. Male Character trope and briefly discuss a related pattern called the Smurfette Principle. We’ve defined the Ms. Male […]

Damsel in Distress (Part 3) Tropes vs Women

August 1, 2013

This is the third installment in our three part mini-series exploring the Damsel in Distress trope in video games. In this episode we examine the rare Dude in Distress role… This is the third installment in our three part mini-series exploring the Damsel in Distress trope in video games. In this episode we examine the […]

Damsel in Distress (Part 2) Tropes vs Women

May 28, 2013

TRIGGER WARNING: This video contains a handful of graphic scenes involving violence against women. Parents should preview the video first before sharing with young children. VIDEO DESCRIPTION This is the… TRIGGER WARNING: This video contains a handful of graphic scenes involving violence against women. Parents should preview the video first before sharing with young children. […]

Damsel in Distress (Part 1) Tropes vs Women

March 7, 2013

This video explores how the Damsel in Distress became one of the most widely used gendered cliché in the history of gaming and why the trope  has been core to the… This video explores how the Damsel in Distress became one of the most widely used gendered cliché in the history of gaming and why the […]

Quick Tropes vs Women Project Update

August 1, 2012

I recently shared a long update with our backers over on the Tropes vs Women in Video Games Kickstarter page detailing our progress on pre-production and game research as well…I recently shared a long update with our backers over on the Tropes vs Women in Video Games Kickstarter page detailing our progress on pre-production and […]

Kickstarter Project Funded with 6967 Backers!

June 17, 2012

An absolutely astonishing 6,967 of you pledged $158,917 to support Tropes vs Women in Video Games! Who knew running a Kickstarter campaign could be such a roller coaster ride!? I… An absolutely astonishing 6,967 of you pledged $158,917 to support Tropes vs Women in Video Games! Who knew running a Kickstarter campaign could be such […]