The trouble with video-game damsels in distress

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      When I was a young lad, I and everyone I knew loved playing Super Mario Bros. At the time, there didn't seem to be anything wrong about Mario and Luigi going off to rescue Princess Toadstool in almost every game.

      Today, there's much more awareness about sexist representations in games, though they remain pervasive. Just in time for International Women's Day, Anita Sarkeesian's Feminist Frequency web series examines the objectifying damsel in distress plot device to kick off its already-fantastic Tropes vs. Women in Video Games project.