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Anita Sarkeesian and the Damsel in Distress Trope

In early 1986 Nintendo released the action-adventure video game The Legend of Zelda, and when I, a geeky eight-year-old, first got my hands on a NES controller and, with the press of a few buttons, took the sword from the grammatically-challenged old man in the cave, my gaming life changed forever. Even at eight, though,…