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If you’ve been keeping up with any (feminist/ social justice) internet lately, you’ll have heard of Anita Sarkeesian’s continued online harassment from gamers who disagree (or don’t want to hear) that gaming communities are inherently misogynistic and that the games themselves are, often, sexist. On the links below, Sarkeesian tackles some of that sexism by exploring the issue of women as (nothing more than) background decoration, sex objects, and victims of male violence, in video games.

Women as Background Decoration (Part 1) (video above):

In this episode we explore the Women as Background Decoration trope which is the subset of largely insignificant non-playable female characters whose sexuality or victimhood is exploited as a way to infuse edgy, gritty or racy flavoring into game worlds. These sexually objectified female bodies are designed to function as environmental texture while titillating presumed straight male players. Sometimes they’re created to be glorified furniture but they are frequently programmed as minimally interactive sex objects to be used and abused.

Women as Background Decoration (Part 2):

This is the second episode exploring the Women as Background Decoration trope in video games. In this installment we expand our discussion to examine how sexualized female bodies often occupy a dual role as both sexual playthings and the perpetual victims of male violence.



it’s just. ferguson isn’t over. this shit won’t ever be over. but people have stopped reblogging, stopped posting, stopped raising awareness for this major event. people are still angry. i’m still angry. stay angry.