The new Tropes vs. Women video takes on my least favorite trope AND KICKS ITS ASS

In all seriousness, I think this is probably the best Tropes vs. Women video yet. I mean, finding examples in games of women as rewards is pretty much like shooting fish in a barrel, the implications of the trope are pretty straightforward, and the effect of this treatment of women seems fairly obvious. It’s not rocket science. But still, I think Anita Sarkeesian knocks this one out of the park.

And I love that she starts with Metroid.

And I love that she ends with discussing male entitlement and anti-social behavior more generally.

My only real complaint about this one is that I felt like Anita spent even more time than usual qualifying her statements, repeating disclaimers, and restating caveats. I know the idea is to head off some common complaints at the pass, but there will always be a never ending supply of assholes complaining about these videos no matter how much she bends over backwards to show how reasonable and thoughtful she is and how much she’s definitely not attacking all games and gamers everywhere ever. I swear, there was even a Not All Men statement in this one. I mean, really? Why bother?

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