Sexist Portrayals Of Women 's Video Games Essay

1291 WordsDec 13, 20166 Pages
Sexist portrayals of female characters in video games The portrayal of men and women in video games, as in other media, is a subject of research in gender studies. This topics is discuss in terms of sexism in video gaming. Especially, women are underrepresented or use as objectification in mainstream games. Women in video games are generally, as a rule of thumb, killed, raped, abused or rescued by the male heroes. This is extremely sad to see because the role of women in society is changing compare to ten years ago. Women has been proven themselves to be stronger and tough in different fields such as sports, politics, education but the representation hasn’t change. As long as anyone can recall there has been a significant underrepresentation of women in video games. Roles of women in video game has been unrecognized, unaccepted and unappreciated. In the most games like Call of Duty, Halo women are use as target of violence or object that men characters wins after winning a battle. In these kind of video games, women are victim or overly sexualized of the women body. So, the question anyone might ask is, is this sexism or are women used as object in these kind of roles? Answer is yes. I will go into more detail based on the examples below : One of the major flaws we see in video games is unequal representation of men and women. If we look at the cover page or promotionals images of video games we see masculine males carrying heavy weapons and looking cool. Now, let’s look
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