Misrepresentation of Women in Video Games
Video games depict women poorly.
There are exceptions, of course, and we should celebrate the appearance of great female characters in games. But the industry has a lot of maturing to do in regards to its treatment of women.
In 2015, I teamed up with designer Kaytee Davis to critically examine the depiction of women in games, review the literature, and develop an infographic to communicate our findings. The project covers the many inequalities of the games industry regarding gender, some of its few progressive portrayals of women, and ways to build a more equal future.
Since the damaging anti-progress result of the 2016 American election, it’s more important than ever to critically examine the messages inherent in our media.