No More Helpless Damsels: One Gamer’s War on Sexism

Old-school gamers remember the Star Fox franchise, in which a vulpine space pilot, later joined by his love interest, Krystal, defends the universe. The thing is, Krystal was originally supposed to be the star of her own game … until Nintendo decided she’d be better off being saved by another (male) hero. She’s just one of dozens of female videogame characters who’ve gotten short-shrifted over the years—and it’s a story Anita Sarkeesian explores in her new web video series.

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