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Posts tagged “Tropes Vs. Women In Video Games”

Take A Bow: Ms. Male Character Explored

The latest episode in Anita Sarkeesian's Tropes Vs Women In Video Games series focuses on that most daft element of gaming: what Sarkeesian calls the Ms. Male Character. You know the ones - the pink version, or especially, the one with a bow on top. I confess to finding the "put a bow on it" meme to be very funny. The sheer absurdity of drawing…

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Feature: Wretched Reaction

Tropes Vs. Women In Video Games Vs. The Internet

The question of sexism in videogames really oughtn't be a question at all. Videogames are rife with the thickest seam of sexism, and have been since the first had front covers on the cassettes. Not just in the games themselves, but in the culture surrounding it, from the prevalence - and misogynistic reaction to - 'booth babes', to the wretched response received in all corners…

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