Friday, February 20, 2009

Video games that teach girls to conform to gender roles  

The types of video games that are marketed to girls make me cringe. Don't they understand that girls like to play normal games? We like Super Smash Brothers, Tony Hawk's Underground, and Guitar Hero. Why is there such an attempt to make "girl" games that center around playing dress-up and taking care of babies? Seriously. Look at the Imagine line of games for Nintendo DS. You won't believe it.

It's so sad that they think this is all girls aspire to.

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3 comments: to “ Video games that teach girls to conform to gender roles

  • February 21, 2009 at 12:34 AM  

    I'm often grossed out at video games "for girls". Even when I was a kid, I remember I had Belle's Quest (Beauty & the Beast) for Sega Genesis. It was a side scroller, but you had no weapons, no attacks. You can only jump or duck. And I think when you get hit/killed there's a black screen with white text that says something like "Oh, you've hit a set back. Get up, dust yourself off, and try again!"

    Like...could it get any lamer or boring? Sheesh!

    When will these game designers learn that girls like real games too!

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