Episode 61 – Tropes vs Women in Video Games: Damsel in Distress Part 1

Episode 61 – Tropes vs Women in Video Games: Damsel in Distress Part 1

I know you’ve all been waiting for this discussion. Anita Sarkeesian‘s Tropes vs Women in Video Games is perhaps one of the most talked about and anticipated YouTube video series about video games.

We analyze her argument in the first episode, Damsel in Distress Part 1, and its relation to many of the discussions we have at Game on Girl. Joining me and Rhonda is Toria Spencer, one of the writers for the site for an engaging discussion that ranges from religion, to wrestling, to the significance of dames.

We’d love to hear your comments about our discussion and your thoughts on Tropes vs Women in Video Games. Leave your comments here, follow us on Twitter, or “Like” us on Facebook.

Until next time, game on!
Regina & Rhonda & Toria

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Regina is a gamer, writer, teacher, and podcaster living in the Pacific Northwest. She completed her Ph.D. in 2011 from Washington State University in Vancouver and continues to teach there part time. Regina’s research interests focus on women and technology, and her dissertation discusses female gamers and identity in digital role playing games. A lifelong geek and technology enthusiast, Regina recently started a Girls Who Code club in support of their mission to close the gender gap in technology.

To continue the conversations about gender and gaming that Regina started during her research, she started a podcast called Game on Girl. Called the “NPR of game podcasts” by Chris Brown of The Married Gamers, the podcast features women involved in the game industry, and tackles some of the complicated issues in the gaming community. Season 2 began in the spring of 2018 and will premiere new episodes monthly.

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  1. I'll definitely give this one a listen when I get done with school!

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