Sex, Sexism and Video Games

This month's roundtable is about sex. That got you interested, didn't it? Sure sex sells, but does sexism? We're aware that many titles have both female and male characters in them - you don't have to hang out in video game land long to learn that - but is it a sexist place to be?

It has been said by many that video games often contain overtly sexist themes and characters. So let's go back to the initial question - is the video game industry, and its its many, varied virtual worlds, sexist? If so, what about it makes it that way? What are some examples that spring to mind and what about them makes them sexist, or otherwise? And if you believe there is a problem, noticing it is just the first step, so what can be done in order for things to change?

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