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A short form version of musings, tidbits, quotes, and other assorted items from your friendly neighborhood Book Smugglers, Ana Grilo and Thea James.
Another day, another post about the topic that’s my catnip (or perhaps my kryptonite): representation of women authors on best-of lists. This time, it’s the NPR YA List from 2012, and although women tend to receive more recognition as YA authors, there is still plenty to discuss. The bloggers over at ladybusiness were kind enough to let me post my thoughts there:
Check it out if you are interested!
Damsel in Distress: Part 1 - Tropes vs Women in Video Games
At its heart the damsel trope is not really about women at all, she simply becomes the central object of a competition between men (at least in the traditional incarnations). I’ve heard it said that “In the game of patriarchy women are not the opposing team, they are the ball.” So for example, we can think of the Super Mario franchise as a grand game being played between Mario and Bowser. And Princess Peach’s role is essentially that of the ball.
— Anita Sarkeesian, Feminist Frequency