The Message is Clear

by
Annika Backstrom
in Social, on 21 November 2013 (history)

Screenshot of Ms. Male Character video

The message is clear. Boys are the norm, girls the variation; boys are central, girls peripheral; boys are individuals, girls types. Boys define the group, its story and its code of values. Girls exist only in relation to boys.

Katha Pollitt, “Hers; The Smurfette Principle,” via Ms. Male Character - Tropes vs Women in Video Games.