Welcome, one and all, to Identity Parade – a column which will look at how video games toy with the notion of identity. From what Lara Croft tells us about feminism, to how Mario’s quest to save the Princess is a tale older than time – this weekly feature will look at a variety of aspects of identity and behavior, and will explore what the iconic characters teach us about ourselves.
unfortunately i know some grown women who need to play cooking mama 1 and 2!
I don't care how pretty, athletic, smart, business savvy, blah blah blah....if a woman can't cook it's such a waste!!
unless she's all those things can't cook but likes to cut the grass and change car oil then she's a keeper!!
Being old fashioned is no real excuse. I'm a better chef than my partner but then I can't do laundry to save my life. If we expect our girlfriends/wives to contribute financially then we need to be prepared to help domestically.
But that's really beside the point. What Cat is questioning is the fact that just because she is a woman, why can't she enjoy blowing crap up like the male gamers? Why should gaming companies assume that all women are interested in is cooking and being an object of desire like Lara?