I’m going to be at Gulf Wars for the next 10 days or so (plus a couple of days in New Orleans), so no posting as I will be dressed in funny clothes trying to stab people with swords way far away from the internet (hold me).
So, I leave you with the first part of Anita Sarkeesian’s Tropes vs Women project for Feminist Frequency. For those who missed the inane stupidity when this was originally announced, Sarkeesian set up a Kickstarter to fund this project, sexist assholes raised a fuss, people (like me) responded by donating more money to the project, and her $6,000 goal turned into $150,000 so that she can explore how women are addressed in and affected by video games and video game culture.
This first part is about the classic use of the Damsel in Distress trope. She’s done a lot of research, has a lot of in game video to back her up, and sets out a really good case. Highly recommend the watch.
Now I have more packing to do and, ironically, a princess to guard for a week. Didn’t realize that until I wrote it. At least this one fences, too.