This episode examines how female sidekicks and companions in games are often designed to function as glorified gatekeepers, helpless burdens, and ego boosters, a pattern that works to […]
Funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign supported by 6,968 backers, the Tropes vs. Women in Video Games series aims to examine limiting, sexist patterns associated with female representations in games, and to illuminate how these patterns reinforce and perpetuate harmful attitudes about women in our culture.
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This episode explores the ways in which sexist, racist stereotypes about Black women and tribal cultures that date back for centuries are often still perpetuated today in representations of women from indigenous and tribal cultures in video games. These representations link sexism and racism […]
This episode examines the very limited range of female body types commonly seen in games, contrasting this with the much wider range of physiques that male characters frequently […]
The tender new iOS game Florence is, yes, the sort of game I tend to champion, the sort of art that feels particularly crucial and nourishing in this […]