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Video Games Might Have A Butt Problem

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The latest video spotlights marketing materials and gameplay footage from several video games to illustrate how female characters are often sexualized.  Not every butt is made equal in the video game world, it turns out.Games often emphasize the rumps of female characters while male characters have their posteriors hidden. That's according to a new video published to YouTube on Tuesday by Anita Sarkeesian's Feminist Frequency channel.  The camera focuses on their butts, their movements are sultry, et cetera. Meanwhile, the video alleges that male characters frequently have 'strategic butt coverings' -- presumably so that stereotypical heterosexual boy gamers don't have to see icky man-cheeks. Some video games don't let you look at the bottoms of male characters at all! Rude.

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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