Manliness in Video Games

Video games, a form of media far too reliant on stories of over-sized, muscle-bound, hyper-masculine heroes try to rescue (or in the case of fighting games try to beat up) jiggly breasted, barely clothed damsels-in-distress (and/or vixens) while the rest of the world wonders: “why aren’t there more women who play video games (or work in the industry)?” Why indeed? Here you’ll find all our posts on men doing “manly” things in video games.

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Octo-dads, monster-dads and pseudo-dads: the state of fatherhood in video games

in: Video Games

As a storytelling medium, video games haven't spent much time tackling the concept of fatherhood as yet. Sure, there have been plenty of fathers in video games, some good and some downright evil, but explorations of what fatherhood means or looks like, have been limited at best. Looking back and trying to remember all the fathers [...]

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A darkly funny take on male privilege in video games

in: Video Games

While watching an episode of Inside Amy Schumer the other day, I couldn't help but think of a saying (which I'll probably quote wrong) that goes something like this; "you know your campaign is working when people start making jokes about it." Why did this phrase come to my mind? Because in the midst of [...]

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My Journey From Dismantling Rape Culture to PAX East

in: Elsewhere& Video Games

Talk about juxtapositions... In a matter of days I went from presenting at the University of Vermont's 9th Annual Dismantling Rape Culture Conference in Burlington, Vermont (population 42,282) to sitting on a panel at PAX East 2014 (70,000+ attendees jammed into the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center). Total attendance at the Dismantling Rape Culture conference; around 400 [...]

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Bitch and the Gamer Revisited

in: Video Games

Last year, when I wrote about the video game Batman: Arkham City and its love affair with the word bitch, I included a video demonstrating exactly what I was talking about (which you can see below); http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADOk3K_lo-Y The video was, and still is, posted on my YouTube channel but hadn't garnered much interest the entire [...]

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If a man sexually assaults his wife live online, does anybody care? Apparently not.

in: Video Games

Here's how the New York Post wrote about a recent sexual assault that was broadcast live on the internet, via the new Sony Playstation 4 and its live-streaming capability: Instead of sharing FIFA wonder goals or Call of Duty action, a PS4 owner has used the new live-streaming feature to expose his wife’s breast and [...]

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