bearhatalice

smashsurvey:

Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception). 

Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularlyhow do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them? 

Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format. 

  1. holy-tamole reblogged this from thickglassesandcurlyhair
  2. readingrecoverygirl reblogged this from ellietoms
  3. nolovenosacrifice reblogged this from olygay
  4. olygay reblogged this from ellietoms
  5. tornadodrone reblogged this from thickglassesandcurlyhair
  6. ellietoms reblogged this from thickglassesandcurlyhair
  7. dudeimzonedout reblogged this from thickglassesandcurlyhair
  8. captain-muffinpants reblogged this from thickglassesandcurlyhair
  9. frankismyworm reblogged this from disgruntledprincess
  10. nutsand-dolts reblogged this from thickglassesandcurlyhair
  11. gpumidnazora reblogged this from thickglassesandcurlyhair
  12. thickglassesandcurlyhair reblogged this from youonlywishitwasyou
  13. disgruntledprincess reblogged this from youonlywishitwasyou
  14. possessive-friend reblogged this from thixophobia
  15. youonlywishitwasyou reblogged this from rainybelle
  16. rainybelle reblogged this from oh-w0w-but-fuckyou
  17. ughhstop reblogged this from born-on-the-coldest-day
  18. babymarkers reblogged this from born-on-the-coldest-day
  19. districtnine reblogged this from born-on-the-coldest-day
  20. mourezdefaim reblogged this from born-on-the-coldest-day
  21. oh-w0w-but-fuckyou reblogged this from born-on-the-coldest-day
  22. thixophobia reblogged this from born-on-the-coldest-day
  23. born-on-the-coldest-day reblogged this from the-mermaids-against-misogyny
  24. deliverism reblogged this from the-mermaids-against-misogyny
  25. pastry-oracle reblogged this from lunarcupcake
  26. lunarcupcake reblogged this from femfreq
  27. warahshite reblogged this from girlsgetbusyzine
  28. shadowfox1210 reblogged this from salukthehonorable