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Tropes vs. Women in Video Games returns with Damsel in Distress: Part 2

Media critic and Feminist Frequency author Anita Sarkeesian released the second Tropes vs. Women in Video Games video, which further explores the "Damsel in Distress" trope.

The 25-minute video examines how the trope is often combined with "other tropes that victimize women," Sarkeesian says. You can watch her analysis above. Sarkeesian has marked the video with a trigger warning for graphic scenes involving violence against women.

The Damsel in Distress: Part 2 video was pulled from YouTube briefly earlier today after community members flagged it as inappropriate, according to the Feminist Frequency Twitter account.

According to Sarkeesian, it's not the first time it's happened.

The video is part of a Kickstarter-funded series Sarkeesian began campaigning for in May of last year. Videos will touch on topics such as "The F#@k Toy," "The Sexy Sidekick," "Background Decoration" "Women as Reward" and "Man with Boobs."

The first video for Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, which kicked off the examination of damsels in distress, was released March 7. The video explored popular franchises such as The Legend of Zelda, Prince of Persia and Mario.

Update: Regarding the video's earlier disappearance from YouTube, a spokesperson told Polygon the following:

"With the volume of videos on our site, sometimes we make the wrong call. We have an appeals process in place for users, and when it's brought to our attention that a video has been removed mistakenly, we act quickly to reinstate it."

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