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WoW - Sexual Harassment online

by Woges, 2008-03-06 18:28:25

In response to the earlier newsbit I posted on gender (this is not totally unique to WoW of course) the womens section of the same UK newspaper has followed up here.

Anyone who has played video games with any regularity will know that character design is one of those areas where gender stereotypes run riot. Most pre-packaged characters are white, male and buff. Female characters are few and far between, and when they do appear they are usually highly sexualised or passive, or both. Game architects just don't seem to be able to look beyond those pneumatic breasts.

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WoW

SP/MP: Massive
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: MMORPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released


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