Submitted by Panzart 630d ago | news

The First Episode of Anita Sarkeesian's "Tropes Vs. Women" Series Has Launched

After nine months, Ms Sarkeesian has finally released the first episode of her new series "Tropes Vs. Women in Video Games". Was it worth the wait and all the controversy? (Anita Sarkeesian, Culture)

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majiebeast  +   630d ago
So bored of all this whining and taking offense to everything in the world. Why dont you just start whining about childrens fairy tale's and any other piece of media out there and be done.

There are plenty of powerful female videogame characters nowadays, but i bet she will whine how they look sexy and not wear a lumberjack shirt or show a tiny bit of skin.

The OOT commercial was embarrasing. To me it seems like Nintendo uses the damsel in distress the most, i can hardly remember a game this gen that had the damsel in distress.
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Blacktric  +   629d ago
"Why dont you just start whining about childrens fairy tale's and any other piece of media out there and be done."

Videogames and nitpicking the hell out of them are IN right now (along with this whole feminism and nitpicking any sort of artistic medium to throw sh*t at to prove your self worth thing). But what makes me cringe the most is, and will always be, seeing how she wanted 6k dollars but ended up with 160k instead, thanks to the naive whiteknights who supported her to death.

The even sadder thing is, she never needed any sort of money to make a video like this. She was making videos with decent technical quality (but shallow in content and actual depth) long before she made a kickstarter. Yet people still fell in for her BS victim act. It's just pathetic to say the least. But it also shows how some people are ready to donate their hard earned cash to prove that they care about something, even if it means they'll end up getting scammed.

And lastly, I love how both ratings and comments section are completely disabled... But I'm sure she'll turn the comments on again when she's in need of money, so that more whiteknights can donate to her dumb cause after reading a couple of comments with direct insults.
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admiralvic  +   629d ago
I think the saddest thing is that she's going to accomplish nothing with this.

I say this not only because she's some nobody with a tired issue, but because this is only a problem if you make it out to be one. There are plenty of examples of strong women in games, some of which have absolutely no sex appeal whats so ever. A good example of this would be Agent 45 from Socom 4, which was given a number of stealth missions for you to accomplish.

The other problem is that the people who complain about overly sexy women, usually overlook the male characters that also fit this profile. When you think about it objectively, we only tend to see / hear more about Women because of the largely male demographic.

Either or, I'll be interested to see what she comes up with, though I doubt she can maintain these videos for too long. After a certain point you're beating a dead horse, which isn't hard to do with such a silly topic.
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JohnApocalypse  +   630d ago
I'm just gonna wait for a RE video instead and not give her any views
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krontaar  +   630d ago
I feel bad for the chumps who donated towards this.
ShaunCameron  +   629d ago
Smashbro29  +   630d ago
This took way too long and was way too expensive for what it is.
SageHonor  +   630d ago
I hate feminist
ShaunCameron  +   629d ago
I hate the white knights and nice guys that defend them to death even more. After all if it wasn't for them, feminism would have fell flat on its face.

The irony of feminism is that for all the talk of liberation and empowerment, it's dependent on men to make such things a possibility let alone enforce it. Plus, the only thing feminism done is make it easier for women to get rewarded for doing nothing besides merely being born with TA&V and just existing, living vicariously through men's labor and accomplishments. And this Anita chick is exhibit A.
Grimhammer00  +   630d ago
Hold the phone! You mean that humans judge each other on variances perceived?

Hold all my calls Mildred, I'm off to Tibet for some seperation.
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TuxedoMoon  +   630d ago
I do agree that it's bad for women to be trophies for men. Just because a woman is a damsel, that doesn't mean that she can't have an interesting back story.
Draco  +   630d ago
She had to wait nine months because she was shackled to a parasitic child.
TheoreticalParticle  +   629d ago
People say that life is a terminal sexually transmitted disease...
Trago1337  +   630d ago
Well....she does present facts about the subjects she's tackling. However I'm very interested to see what she thinks about existing female protagonists in games, such as Lara Croft, Samus Aran, and hell, Ms Pac-Man.
TheoreticalParticle  +   629d ago
I can't believe she asked for money to do this. All thoughts on the validity of the material aside, what, in this entire video looks like it cost more to make than the average "Harlem Shake" video where none of the people are actually doing the Harlem Shake? Or any of the Gangnam Style parodies?

Her time and her effort is so valuable, she's gotta ask for money!? GET OVER YOURSELF. Unbelievable.
InTheLab  +   629d ago
As fascinating as that was, the oncoming onslaught of trolls and their comments will be even more interesting.

Is it really that hard to ignore her or, or...realize she has a point?
Blacktric  +   629d ago
"or...realize she has a point?"

Does she?

No. No she doesn't.

InTheLab  +   629d ago
Quote mining and picking through this woman's life doesn't do anything to disprove her theories. ..
yeahokchief  +   629d ago
I feel sorry for the guy who gets stuck with this one day. She's probably going to die alone.

She doesn't even know what she's talking about. She says Peach was only a playable character in Mario Bros 2. WRONG. She was a playable character in Super Mario RPG, EVERY SINGLE Mario Kart, Mario Party and Super Smash Bros.
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just-joe  +   629d ago
I'll just leave this here.
spicelicka  +   629d ago
I dont understand this contradicting feminine philosophy. They don't want to be objectified sexually, then you go to a feminist facebook page and they talk about exposing their sexuality because "they want to", without realizing that's what men would want too. So they're basically being objectified in trying to convince themselves they're not.

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