Sep 20 2013
Friday News: Smartphone adoption increasing; sexist problems in games bigger than boobs; and friendship
I love buying things on my smartphone but I think that’s primarily because I never forget my phone whereas I’ve forgotten my wallet more than once. I don’t really know how that happens. BGR
Therein lies the crux of the problem. The Cracked staff put together a list of 6 sexist video game problems that go beyond the hypersexualized bodies of women appearing in video games. They include glorifying rape culture, making the women into submissive characters, allowing previously capable women to be reduced to girls who need saving (via the dad ex machina which is awesome) and so forth.
And the comments are filled with hate for Anita Sarkeesian, whom male gamers believe is the root of all evil, and mansplaining about why none of the examples are really that bad. It’s games after all! And if they can’t glorify rape culture or save competent women then what else do they have to live for? Cracked.com