The Message is Clear

Annika Backstrom
in Social, on 21 November 2013. It is tagged #feminism, #equality, and #gaming.

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.