Tropes vs Women in Video Games — A Damsel in Distress

The first video in the Kickstarter-funded Tropes vs Women in Video Games series by Anita Sarkeesian explores the clichéd concept of the Damsel in Distress.

As a trope the Damsel in Distress is a plot device in which a female character is placed in a perilous situation from which she cannot escape on her own and must then be rescued by a male character, usually providing a core incentive or motivation for the protagonist’s quest.

via Kotaku