Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception).
Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularly,how do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them?
— Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format.
Look, l may not be an explorer, or an adventurer, or a treasure seeker, or a gunfighter, Mr. O’Connell, but l am proud of what l am.
I am a librarian.
Gawd, she is gorgeous in this film.
I am not hung over, it’s a miracle! I am however very tired. That’s what happens when I stay up past my 10pm bedtime.
If the point of the Big Bang Theory was to show that male nerds can be just as sexist as male jocks then well done I guess
Home now from my strange pub adventure. Some arsehole who was staring at me told me to smile, so I used my middle fingers to prop up the corners of my mouth. Big kudos to whoever I learned that from on tumblr, he didn’t bother me again!
Waiting for my junk food to cook then I’m off to bed :) night all x
The toilets in this pub are covered in gravel so you can’t snort drugs on them, and the toilet seat is not attached. I am seasick.
Surprisingly, perfectionists are often procrastinators, as they can tend to think “I don’t have the right skills or resources to do this perfectly now, so I won’t do it at all.”