Yesterday on the wonderful CBC program The Current they looked at women in gaming culture. It’s online now for you to listen to.
They interviewed Brenda Bailey Gershkovitch from the Vancouver-based Silicon Sisters and Anita Sarkeesian from the great blog Feminist Frequency.
This half hour, we’re venturing into muscle-bound, hairy-knuckled, testosterone-fueled territory with a look at one of the great bastions of male culture. The gaming world is a place peopled by female characters mainly with fabled bodies and feeble minds.
In the Batman game, Catwoman oozes sexuality in a skintight leather outfit as she he knocks out her chauvinist enemies. A cheerleader named Lollipop Chainsaw is barely dressed at all as she confronts a zombie invasion with a chainsaw and her boyfriend’s severed head. There’s of course, much more…