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Damsels In Distress — Ugh! – Procrastinate on This [Fierce Women]

Sadly, our Fierce Women Month series can’t be all unicorns and rainbows. Sadly, despite the real world advances of strong women, damsels in distress are still in large fictional supply — especially in videogames. But knowledge is power. Learn all about the trope in video games from the brilliant Anita Sarkeesian of the Feminist Frequency blog. The history of this trope is both infuriating and fascinating, basically “in the game of patriarchy women aren’t the opposing team, they’re the ball.”

[via The Mary Sue]