Tuesday 27 September 2016

Tropes vs Women in Video Games episodes getting shorter

Emma Clark

Published 20/01/2016 | 10:00

Anita Sarkeesian
Anita Sarkeesian

Episodes of Tropes vs Women in Video Games will be shorter and more focused in season two, according to series creator Anita Sarkeesian.

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Anita Sarkeesian, the woman behind YouTube channel Feminist Frequency and the popular, yet divisive Tropes vs Women in Video Games, has revealed that the series is to undergo a tweak.

Rather than releasing lengthy videos that focus on one particular trope and provide a significant number of examples, she wrote “we are going to break it down into smaller bite-size pieces.”

“We're going to publish shorter, more focused episodes, by taking the theories and concepts from the remaining tropes and presenting them in 5-10 minute long videos around a very focused topic," Sarkeesian explained.

In an update to those who Kickstarted the series, Sarkeesian noted that she was dealing with a serious case of burnout, which took its toll on her physical and mental wellbeing. She revealed that she’s been coping with depression her whole life, but the online harassment since the launch of the video series and the decline of her physical health only amplified it.

Season two of Tropes vs Women in Video Games will cover the following topics: lingerie is not armor, one size does not fit all, strategic butt coverings, not your exotic fantasy, escape the fashion runway, fighting and f**king are different, women combatants and, lastly, gatekeeping cheerleaders. The series will be wrapped up this year.

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