Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday August 10, 2015

Three Ways Women Unlearn Their Love Of Video Games

The three ways women unlearn their love of video games? Boys are mean. Men are dicks. Women are forbidden from making games because the system holds you down. roll eyes (sarcastic)

For my sister, and so many girls and women like her, the gaming marketplace begins and ends with these mainstream visions of gaming, and the mainstream stores like Game Stop that sell them. "It’s obviously for boys. The nudity of course, but even the colors. From what I see, they mostly hire boys." We discuss the posters and cardboard stand-ups we’ve seen in their windows: stubbly white men cradling bricks of oily black weaponry, or half-naked voluptuous women with pouting, glossy lips inviting the onlooker to ogle. Be the hero, over and over again, in a million monochrome worlds: crush the bad guy, f*ck the woman, do a whole lot of shooting in between. Games are fantasy and fun, the marketing tells us. Fantasy and fun built upon our backs.