You two act like that explains everything.
We were undercover.
Katherine Beckett, NYPD’s finest, is a
terrible terriblefunny actress
Tagged by touchedetective and feeling bored/inspired enough to actually do it, so here you go.
MY FAVORITE POST
PLEASE TELL ME THAT PEOPLE IN BRITAIN ACTUALLY CALL THE USA “THE COLONIES”
Nah, it’s what we call the rest of the world, because most of the time, it’s accurate.
usualy when we say america it’s followed by a sigh and an eyebrow roll
an eyebrow roll
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 regularly, how 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.
And even when video games do feature positive female role models who can and will inspire little girls, the poor representation overall with the medium still manages to poison perspective and turn these characters into nothing more than sex objects anyway, regardless of how contradictory it is to the character’s personality. Give the girl a heart of a gold but big boobs and a mini skirt as fan service to the male gamers, and suddenly she’s a slut instead of a heroine playing a vital role in helping to save the world.
Case in point: Tifa Lockhart.
My favorite since age 11, and probably one of the most objectified female video game characters in existence. She’s more famous and remembered for being well-endowed and the subject of pornographic fanart than anything she ever did or accomplished in Final Fantasy VII.
This has been one hell of a week. And tomorrow isn’t looking any better.
Thank you, PSN Flash Sale, for giving me plenty of distractions in this time of chaos.