Friday August 21, 2015

Video Games Are Afraid Of The Female Body

While the author of this article does complain about the way women in video games are portrayed, I think we can all agree with her opinion that "healthier displays of female nakedness in videogames are refreshing." wink

Though more positive and unapologetic portrayals of female nakedness would be ideal, the Mass Effect franchise handles female nakedness in a surprisingly mature and respectful manner. The characters in the well-known space opera are fully fleshed out and not at all disposable. They like sex and they’re comfortable enough to get naked with Shepard, the game’s central character. The importance lies in the fact that it’s their choice and not anyone else’s. These healthier displays of female nakedness in videogames are a refreshing change in a medium that contains overly sexualized women intended for the male gaze.

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