The “Tropes vs. Women” controversy
You’re probably aware of the controversy surrounding Tropes vs. Women, a series of videos analyzing tropes surrounding women in games. This series, which is created and hosted by Anita Sarkeesian, was kickstarted back in June 16, 2012 by 6,968 backers pledging 158,922 USD (U.S. Dollars). Since its inception, Tropes vs. Women has been the center of controversy (don’t take my word for it, Google it!) – even more so once the first episode was released.
While I’m not going to argue with what Ms. Sarkeesian says, here are some alternate viewpoints:
- Feminism versus FACTS (RE Damsel in distress) by Thunderf00t
- RE: Damsel in Distress: Part 1 – Tropes vs Women in Video Games by InuitInua
- Tropes vs. Women in Video Games: A Backer’s Perspective by LeoPirate