Monday, Mar. 27 | The Video Game Monologues
6:30 p.m. in Room 112
Since the 1980s, video game consoles have become a staple in American society and pop culture. What is often less mentioned is how the media almost exclusively portrays "gamers" as adolescent males. A focal point of the current presentation is to help illustrate that both female video gamers and female video game characters are less likely to be accurately represented. Console video games will be examined to discuss how increasing acceptance of female gamers could help improve the overall "acceptance" of this small subgroup. Additionally, various academic methods of research will be used to examine how female characters are often negatively portrayed in video game culture. The following fields of research will be utilized to discuss the issue: psychological research of minority groups and interpersonal relationships, modern feminist and human sexuality research, and diversity/tolerance research.