Women as Reward – Special DLC Mini-Episode

Women as Reward – Special DLC Mini-Episode

This totally free supplemental add-on content pack for our Women as Reward video examines how women’s bodies are used not just as a reward for in-game actions but also, via paid downloadable content, as a reward for spending actual money. We then address the most common defense of this kind of objectification and commodification of women’s bodies: the argument that “sex sells.”

Watch our full episode on the Women as Reward trope here: https://youtu.be/QC6oxBLXtkU

For more information and full transcript visit: http://feministfrequency.com/2015/09/14/women-as-reward-special-dlc-mini-episode/

Press Image for Media Use: https://www.flickr.com/photos/femfreq/20683012824/

The Tropes vs Women in Video Games project aims to examine the plot devices and patterns most often associated with female characters in gaming from a systemic, big picture perspective. This series will include critical analysis of many beloved games and characters, but remember that it is both possible (and even necessary) to simultaneously enjoy media while also being critical of it’s more problematic or pernicious aspects. This video series is created by Anita Sarkeesian and the project was funded by 6968 awesome backers on Kickstarter.com

Dead or Alive 5 (2012)
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (2013)
Enslaved (2010)
Far Cry 4 (2014)
Final Fantasy XIII-2 (2012)
Mass Effect 2 (2010)
The Saboteur (2009)
Saints Row: The Third (2011)
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (2012)

The multimedia clips included in this video constitute a ‘fair use’ of any copyrighted material as provided for in Section 107 of U.S. Copyright law which allows for criticism, comment and scholarship.

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Damsel in Distress Part 1: http://youtu.be/X6p5AZp7r_Q
Damsel in Distress Part 2: http://youtu.be/toa_vH6xGqs
Damsel in Distress Part 3: http://youtu.be/LjImnqH_KwM
Ms. Male Character: http://youtu.be/eYqYLfm1rWA
Women as Background Decoration Part 1: http://youtu.be/4ZPSrwedvsg
Women as Background Decoration Part 2: https://youtu.be/5i_RPr9DwMA
Women as Reward: https://youtu.be/QC6oxBLXtkU

Director: Anita Sarkeesian
Producer: Jonathan McIntosh
Writers: Anita Sarkeesian, Jonathan McIntosh, Carolyn Petit
Production Assistant: Kate Weis
Motion Graphics: Black Math
Music: Matt Joynt & Nathan Sandberg

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