An article titled “Even teenage boys are sick of sexist video games, survey finds” is making the rounds on the internet, here’s what it says about sexist video games.
Many teenage boys are tired of the sexualised depiction of women in video games, according to the finding of a new survey.
In the study of about 1,400 US youths, 47% of middle-school boys and 61% of high school boys agreed that women are treated as sex objects too often in games.
The findings, gathered by education consultant Rosalind Wiseman and games writer Ashley Burch, counter familiar assumptions that boys will voraciously consume media images of scantily clad women without a second thought.
For many years in the mainstream games industry, there has been an apparent assumption that the male teen demographic was the only one that mattered. Much of the time this meant beefy male protagonists (to identify with – or aspire to) and sexualised women (too gaze at or rescue).
All I’m saying, is, what was the methodology of this study?. Because I have a hard time believing that teenaged boys are concerned about “scantily clad women” in video games. This is not sexist, it’s not wrong, its biology. How far will people go to ignore this blatant fact?