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Anita Sarkeesian's Tropes Vs. Women Video Series Examines The Damsel In Distress

by Kyle Hilliard on May 28, 2013 at 02:09 PM

Anita Sarkeesian ran a successful Kickstarter campaign in the face of online discrimination in order to produce a series of videos examining the representation of women in video games. Today, the second part of her series appeared online.

This is the second part of Sarkeesian's Damsel in Distress series where she looks at the trope of female characters in video games consistently appearing in the role of the helpless prisoner. Here's part one.

Sarkeesian and her Kickstarter campaign have both been subject to online harassment from a dedicated group of gamers who question Sarkeesian's expertise. Shortly after the video below appeared online, it was wrongly flagged and blocked for containing inappropriate material. This was a product of Sarkeesian's opponents reporting the video to YouTube. The video did not remain blocked for long, however, as Sarkeesian was able to appeal to YouTube's "bogus terms of service violation takedown," Sarkeesian said on Twitter.

You can check out the video below. The video does contain spoilers for a number of video games. You can see the full list of games in the description of the video.