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Summers, Alicia and Monica K. Miller. "From Damsels in Distress to Sexy Superheroes: How the portrayal of sexism in video game magazines has changed in the last 20 years." Feminist Media Studies 14. (2014): 1028–40. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2014.882371
BibTeX citation key: Summers2014
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Categories: General
Keywords: Adaptation, Game, Gender, Statistics, Superhero
Creators: Miller, Summers
Collection: Feminist Media Studies
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Video games are an important form of media that have the potential to impact gender role attitudes. Sexist portrayals of characters may affect gender behaviors and attitudes. As such, it is important to discover how characters, particularly females, are portrayed in video games. The current study examined video game magazines analyzing the portrayal of female video game characters and how this portrayal has changed in the last twenty years. Results indicate a growing trend toward a decreased benevolent sexism portrayal and an increase in a hostile sexism portrayal over time.
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