Tropes vs Women in Video Games — Women as Background Decoration: Part 1

The latest video in the Tropes vs Women in Video Games series by Anita Sarkeesian explores the trope of Women as Background Decoration, defined by Sarkeesian as “the subset of largely insignificant non-playable female characters whose sexuality or victimhood is exploited as a way to infuse edgy, gritty or racy flavoring into game worlds.” A full list of the video games referenced in the video is available on the Feminist Frequency website.

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