Kickstarter is making waves in the gaming scene; every week there’s a new indie developer looking for funding via Kickstarter. The great thing about Kickstarter is that it’s a springboard for a plethora of different projects, and every now and then we get some really interesting goals cropping up. For example, there is a Kickstarter campaign for an online web series entitled Tropes vs Women in Video Games.
Anita Sarkeesian is no stranger to analysing pop culture’s preoccupation with presenting women in stereotyped roles. Her original web series, Tropes vs Women, covers mediums like films and books. Her new series will focus exclusively on video games and the how the industry portrays female characters, whether they’re leading ladies or tacked-on eye-candy.
Her Kickstarter has almost reached its goal, which is great news considering the subject matter. While analysing female representation in video games isn’t anything new, judging by her previous work Sarkeesian approaches the subject in a very accessible manner. She’s not trying to make you stop playing certain types of games, she’s merely getting you to think about the type of media you’re consuming. You can read more about the project here, or check out her website for her previous work.