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Examining Gender in Video Games: Should You Care?

Travis Pynenburg examines Anita Sarkeesian's YouTube series called Tropes vs. Women in Video Games and addresses the importance of studying gender in interactive media. Topics include online harassment based on gender, stereotypical representations, and economic forces which influence the choice of gender for video game protagonists.

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CustardTrout1168d ago

I enjoyed your article, and much to my surprise I enjoyed her first video too.
But I'm still asking "What about Gears of War 3?"
Anya and Sam both play heavy roles in the game and are tough as nails.

Perhaps more interesting is the amount of women that didn't like Anya because of the lack of eye candy she presents to women, detracting from the homo-erotic fling we saw in the previous two games.

That's just one example mind, against the erm, many contrasting examples.

When it comes to games like Double Dragon, as a kid I really didn't give a shit about the girl I just wanted to beat the bad guys up.