Do you play video games? Or does your partner?
I’ve mentioned Anita Sarkeesian before, and I want to remind everyone that they should pay attention to her.
This particular series is incredibly important for all of us who like to help Mario save the Princess, or who like to play Tomb Raider. While we can all enjoy things that have content we may not agree with, we have to think critically about what we consume (which Anita says at the beginning of her video. I’m just emphasizing that I agree with her 100%)
So go. Watch. Learn. I’ll be here when you’re done – and we can have a little chat. Are there damsels in distress that you can point out from your favorite games, or even to extend the dialogue, to books and movies? Are there ways you think the industry can change to make this trope a less pernicious beast?