“In the game of patriarchy…

…women are not the opposing team, they are the ball.”

In honor of International Women’s Day, I’d encourage you to watch this video discussing the use of female characters in video games. Her analysis can extend far beyond the games and is a useful ‘Gender 101’ as well.

 RELEVANT UPDATE: This article about a dad who hacked Donkey Kong so his daughter could play as Pauline.

It’s no wonder many women feel left out or alienated in the gaming world. A few other articles to check out if you’re interested:

Lara Croft being reclaimed by Rhianna Pratchett

Booth Babe Backlash

The Myth of the Booth Babe

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