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Submitted by -Mezzo- 750d ago | opinion piece

The One-Sided Problem of Oversexualization in Video Games

Forbes - I’ve been reading about this recent rather fantastic Twitter trend among the gaming crowd, #1reasonwhy, over the past few days. It was sparked by Luke Crane of Kickstarter who asked why there were so few female game developers in the industry. (Culture)

dedicatedtogamers  +   750d ago
Oh Lord, when will it end?

There certainly IS sexism in the game industry, but it is aimed at BOTH genders. ANY entertainment medium ANYwhere is going to use stereotypes and tropes in order to create characters that feel familiar or realistic. And as such, you will ALWAYS have character qualities that may come off as "sexist" because, hey, these are stereotypes based on real people, which is why we can relate to them.

But then again, you don't hear me crying and saying "bawww bawww Max Payne was written as a drunk, pill-popping, insensitive, murderour jerk! That is sexist to men and that offends me!" Nope.

Heck, I can't think of many women who are offended by games, either, unless they simply have an axe to grind. Most of this talk about "oversexualization" in video games is being brought up by White Knights and women who already have an agenda.

You know what? I'm going to write article after article about how chick flicks are sexist against men. You have that loyal nice guy but then the main woman breaks off their engagement and runs away with her "childhood sweetheart". That's sexist! Oh wait. Since I'm a man, I'm not allowed to be offended by stuff like that. Okay.
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rlacorne  +   750d ago
Indeed.

I'd add that over muscular men with bulging pecs and as square as possible jaws are as much an oversexualisation of the male bodies as are enormous breast for women.

Still, ever saw any guy complain about it?
Rupee  +   750d ago
Well said
Bimkoblerutso  +   750d ago
I just don't know why this always transforms into a feminist discussion. It's not gender-specific. Contrary to popular belief, scantily clad women are not inserted into games to exploit women. It's to try and attract a few shallow sales from their target demographic...men.
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Tiqila  +   750d ago
"There are real problems facing women in both the inside and outside of the gaming industry. I just don’t think this is one of them."

^^ agree!

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