January 6, 2011

Rants of a Gamer Girl: Playstation Is My Least Favorite Console

Filed under: Gaming,Gender,Media — Tags: , , , — Rachel @ 10:12 pm

Yesterday Sony announced their newest innovation on the Playstation 3 network: women in bikinis – in 3D!  Starting on February 15th, gamers can download the Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition to their PS3.  As if the objectification of women in games themselves wasn’t bad enough already, now sexism is available as a 12 HOUR VIDEO DOWNLOAD.

Don’t female gamers already have to put up with enough crap between pink-cutesy-targeted-advertising, hiding our genders in gamer tags, harassment, the inability to chat in an online match, insulting training videos, and horrible portrayals as playable characters?  Well at least now I know some higher-up at Sony is a sexist asshole, pretty much guaranteeing I won’t be spending money on their products anytime soon.  If Playstation is flaunting their latest innovation as being the three dimensional objectification of women in skimpy clothing, I can’t say I’m a fan of the PS3 right now.


1 Comment »

  1. Here’s the comment I just left on the Underwood advert. Ridiculous! :(

    Wow. I’m offended, frankly. Because, as an adult woman who enjoys gaming, CLEARLY I can only be intertained by “petting” fake dogs! Who knew?? I’m all for the pink DS (because I like the color), but by marketing the same game to adult women that you market to seven year old girls (ALSO a gender stereo type, thank you) is downright insulting.

    I’m so glad I found your blog!! Being a female gamer can be very lonely.

    Comment by Alena — January 8, 2011 @ 8:22 pm

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