Moving Past the Sexualization of Women in Video Games

I think its important to talk both about women gamers and about the representation of women in these games. There is still a lot of flack about women gamers around, people receiving comments such as “how did you as a woman get into gaming?” etc. It is very much a sphere that is perceived to still be dominated by men, even though that isn’t the truth anymore. Women gamers must be recognized as such, and not questioned for what they like to do in their free time/ for being a part of this sphere. And on top of that, they way women are often represented in video games is problematic. Big boobs, big butt fit, white, obedient to men counterparts, etc. These are images of women created by an entire cultural of toxic masculinity, and I honestly can’t believe these representations are still happening in 2018.

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