Last night the latest episode of Anita Saarkeesian’s Feminist Frequency series was posted. Spoiler alert: It’ll make you despair for the industry you love.
The series looks at the portrayal of women in videogames – and in the latest episode focuses on the role of women characters as “background decoration”. As someone who loves videogames, it is a particularly distressing to see the games we know and love exposed as problematic: Whilst games taken individually might seem fine, the cumulative effect really does point towards the fact that something must be done.
Watch it on the player above, then despair.