In honor of International Women’s Day, watch this video about the trope that places women as the damsel in distress in video games.
Complicit In The Patriarchy
When Pretty Women Act Stupid & When Smart Women Make Themselves Ugly
I have a friend who is the picture of “pretty”-conventionally attractive. She has the blonde hair, tan skin, the barbie doll figure, always 100% put together and polished. I sometimes wonder if she pops out of bed every hair in place and fake eyelashes already applied. She is also very smart but many people she meets don’t get to see that. She plays dumb, ditsy and dense.