Yesterday GamePolitics reported on the European's Parliament's call to reduce gender stereotyping. While not exclusively focused on video games, the EP did give games and digital media a specific rap on the knuckles.
While Ars Technica's Ben Kuchera seemed to regard the EP's conclusions as somewhat overstated the author of the PixiePalace blog sees things differently:
"I think [the EP action is] awesome and well overdue. I wish our government here in the United States would ask for something like that... I don't think I think [the game biz has] made as much progress as [Kuchera] does. Where I really take issue with him is his claim that videogames are no worse than movies in this area... If you walk into a video store, it's pretty easy to find a movie that portrays women pretty well."