• This Week in Gaming

    by  • June 17, 2012 • News • Comments Off on This Week in Gaming

    So there’s been a lot of storm and fury on the internet in the past week about the trailer for the new Lara Croft game, which features 3 minutes of Lara suffering brutal violence, including an attempted rape. Two of the best takes I’ve seen are this piece here that takes a pretty comprehensive look at why the new take on Lara is pretty damn problematic and this piece here that questions why Lara needs to survive a rape attempt to be a strong female character. – wundergeek

    Over on ThinkProgress, Alyssa Rosenberg offers this collection of advice from geek men on how to be a good feminist ally in gaming. There’s some really great stuff here! – wundergeek

     

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