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The following is a guest post from Daniel Bullard-Bates: Daniel Bullard-Bates is a feminist and an ally with a degree in religious studies. He works at the American Civil Liberties Union and writes fiction when he isn’t playing video games … Continue reading
The firefights in Tomb Raider are intense and brutal. There are many scenes where Lara is pinned down behind a splintered barrel or crate, shooting and ducking and shooting again at upwards of ten armed enemies, half of whom are … Continue reading
Trigger warnings: rape, violence against women. Tomb Raider holds a fond place in my heart as a cultural icon, if only for the sexual awakening I shared with many other teen girls when I found myself infatuated with Angelina Jolie’s Lara Croft. … Continue reading
Lara Croft is a video gaming icon who has been notoriously known for being a sexualized female that appeals to the male gaze while kicking some serious ass. Crystal Dynamics have been tasked with her redesign, and they met up … Continue reading