Damsel in Distress: Part 3 (Jim and Them Commentary) – Tropes vs Women in Video Games

Jim and Them watch the newest Tropes Vs. Women from Anita Sarkeesian

This is the third installment in our three part mini-series exploring the Damsel in Distress trope in video games. In this episode we examine the rare Dude in Distress role reversal and then take a look at the use of “ironic sexism” in retro inspired indie and mobile games. We conclude with an investigation of some titles that attempt to subvert or deconstruct the traditional damsel narrative.