Latest Tropes vs Women in Video Games identifies women as decoration

Tropes Vs Women Women As Background Decoration Part One

In the latest video for the Tropes vs Women series from critic Anita Sarkeesian, she looks at women as background decoration in video games.

Have you ever sat and critically thought about the portrayal of women in video games? No? Neither had I until recently – I began watching Tropes vs Women a few weeks ago, and whilst I mainly knew of its existence through the woeful internet storm that occurred following Anita Sarkeesian's Kickstarter campaign, I’d never actually taken the time to watch.

Anita raises some valid and thought-provoking points throughout her videos. Until the reality of what’s happening is broken down for you, sometimes you can be completely oblivious to the issues affecting many others – at least, that’s what I found out for myself when watching these videos. Check out her latest video in the series, ‘Women as Background Decoration: Part 1’ below, and let us know your thoughts.

You should also take a look at the rest of the Tropes vs Women videos on Anita’s feminist frequency channel here.

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