Female Character Objectification Essay

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If you were to ask a number of individuals what an empowered female character should be like, chances are you won’t get the same answer. As quoted by Amelia Richards, “In this wave of feminism, you’re as likely to run into women who defend, enjoy, and create pornography as you are to come across feminists who see pornography as the ultimate oppressor”, meaning that in this day and age our image of strong females has become expansive (Body Image p.197). Although there is no set definition for what makes a female character empowering, I believe intelligence, compassion, and durability are all qualities we like to see in strong female characters. Lately, I’ve noticed video games being criticized for encouraging gender stereotyping and female objectification.

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