Here is the latest Feminist Frequency video. I was going to not even mention it here, not because I didn’t like the message, but because I found it to be a little dull compared to her last one. Below is her video titled: Women as Background Decoration: Part 2 – Tropes vs Women in Video Games
Oh, and the likes of Joss Wheadon, Tim Schafer, and youtuber JonTron voiced their opinions, some positive while others less so. Typical stuff really, but eh… here’s the Kotaku article for a more in-depth look at this stuff: http://kotaku.com/the-problem-with-the-casual-cruelty-against-women-in-vi-1626659439
Anita Sarkeesian asked the question that in video games that create a world where no one bats an eye at strange things like exaggerated physics and super powers, why would it be weird to depict a world where there wasn’t violence towards women.
You know what? Maybe she’s at least partially right. Think about cartoons from your childhood. Not just Looney Toons, but shows like X-Men and Gargoyles where you have strong women such as Storm and Elisa Maza. They often were thrown into the fight, but were certainly never ‘background characters,’ to the point where it would be silly to make them completely helpless. Oh well, just saying.