Feminist Frequency: Damsel in Distress Series – Tropes vs Women in Video Games

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Ivy Valentine from the Soul Calibur series.

These are really worth watching these videos and understanding how video games disempower, brutalize, and violence against women as a common theme. I have been a gamer for quite some time, and being well aware of this unfortunate theme in video games, generally have stuck to games that don’t depict this so much.

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Princess Zelda and her alter ego, Sheik, from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time where she, as Sheik, the last surviving member of the Sheikah clan, plays the Lyre and teaches Link new songs to help him on his quest.

I have played Diablo, Hellfire, Diablo II, Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, Wolfenstein, Super Smash Brothers, Super Smash Brothers: Melee, and Sid Meier’s Civilization. Nearly all of these games depicted are ones I have never played actually, as I would find such depictions usually intolerable.  All the videos in the series from the YouTube channel, feministfrequency. I enjoy that these videos have been contributed online for access to others, but I’d like to personally point it out here.

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