What does it say about our culture when games routinely break the laws of physics and no one bats and eye? When dragons, ogres, and magic are inserted into historically influenced settings without objection? We’re perfectly willing to suspend our disbelief when it comes to multiple lives, superpowers, health regeneration, and the ability to carry dozens of weapons in a invisible backpack. But somehow the idea of a world without sexual violence and exploitation is deemed too strange and too bizarre to be believable….When we see fictional universes challenging and even transcending systematic gender oppression it subverts the dominant paradigm within our collective consciousness and helps make a more just society feel possible, tangible, and within reach.

Anita Sarkeesian (via gamergirlresource)

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