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Adult women make up the largest demographic of gamers, according to a new study released by the Entertainment Software Association. Women over the age of 18 make up 36 percent of gamers, edging out adult men who represent 35 percent of the gaming demographic.
Sadly, the video game industry has not caught up with these numbers: Sexism runs rampant. From the way female gamers and actresses are treated, to the actual representation of women in video games — if there are women in the game at all — certain video games perpetuate a culture of misogyny and sexism.
Anita Sarkeesian, of “Tropes vs. Women,” points out the disgusting way that women are treated in video games in her series “Women as Background Decoration.” In “Part Two,” below, Sarkeesian discusses women’s role in video games as “non-playable sex objects,” who are either “sexual playthings and the perpetual victims of male violence.” Warning the below video displays disturbing depictions of violence against women.
The series is the work of the non-profit organization Feminist Frequency, which produces a “video webseries that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives.”
The first part is below:
Like little stars.
World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.