Author Topic: Princess Peach: "Damsel in Distress", or Terrifying, All-Powerful Kami?  (Read 314 times)

Offline Shiranu


Princess Peach has long been the go-to trope character for feminists, given the fact that she has practically zero agency, is always at the mercy of being captured and rescued by men, and expresses almost no character traits other than being ditzy and emotionally all over the place.

However when you consider that the first Mario games looked alot more like stages than actual reality, the comments of the creators of Mario, and learn a bit more about Japanese folklore... is this go to example of sexism in games actually a terrifyingly powerful being that is playing everyone else for her own amusement?

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y0T5T2iLRU[/youtube]


It's one of those videos where you learn social shit AND a bit about a religion you probably know next to nothing about (Shinto).


And think "Princess Peach" is just a random name, or something cute? Think again. Peaches and Japanese culture (or rather, Japan via Ancient China) and references a story that dates back to at least 1500 B.C.E. , and probably fairly before.


[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCBLsSMXb8s&t=1s[/youtube]
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