Violence and Stereotypes of Women in Video Games

Chapter TK

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During one of our frequent conversations on Facebook, Nerd of the Sands made me aware of the latest video by Anita Sarkeesian on female tropes in video games. As a female gamer, I have always enjoyed her videos. Women make up 48% of habitual gamers and it’s ridiculous to me that there is still so much animosity towards women in the industry. I can’t tell you how many horror stories I’ve heard from female gamers and especially from women aiming for a career in video game development. Even without those stories, you need look no further than the comments Sarkeesian gets on her videos to see what a loud minority of gamers think about women. With all that said, I couldn’t make it through Sarkeesian’s latest video.

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