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In May 2012, Feminist Frequency launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a project titled Tropes vs. Women in Video Games. Creator Anita Sarkessian explained that "I love playing video games but I’m regularly disappointed in the limited and limiting ways women are represented. This video project will explore, analyze and deconstruct some of the most common tropes and stereotypes of female characters in games. The series will highlight the larger recurring patterns and conventions used within the gaming industry rather than just focusing on the worst offenders." The initial goal of $6,000 was quickly surpassed and by the end of the campaign, the project had gathered $158,922 in pledges.
- Tropes vs. Women in Video Games Posted May 2012. Accessed February 20, 2016.