The FREQ Show is back! This season, Ebony and Carolyn are joining the fun as we take you on a guided tour through many of the cultural forces that shape our lives every day, whether we realize it or not. In this episode, we're talking all about privilege. With a little help from the character creator in the very realistic, meticulously crafted game Real Life Simulator 2K18, we explore the numerous different forms that privilege takes, how it manifests and why, and what other forces like heteronormativity and cisnormativity have to do with it.
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