Despite the protests of angry fanboys who say we only play these games for attention and don’t really know anything about video game culture or history, and despite the complete lack of interest in marketing toward women many video game developers continue to show, the number of women who buy and play video games is consistently on the rise. It’s just plain ridiculous (and bad business) to dismiss 48% of your customers and to treat just 17% of them as if they are your only customers. Hopefully this survey is just one more shovelful of dirt on the grave of the entire fake gamer girl concept and we’re one step closer to women finally being taken seriously in the gaming world.
I don’t understand why sex is more shocking than violence.
The gender imbalance in television writing staffs was most apparent in the award given for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series, which included writing teams for “The Colbert Report,“ “The Daily Show,” “Inside Amy Shumer,” “Key & Peele,” “Portlandia” and “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.” In that single category which features shows with large writing staffs — there were only 12 women compared to 65 men. “Inside Amy Shumer” & “Portlandia” – both shows that feature women in lead roles — had the most balanced writing teams for shows in that category.
The industry is run by men and about men and for men. There are few roles for women and the roles for women over 50? I get most of them.
Guardians of the Galaxy suffers from the common Hollywood problem of making every single incidental character a man, from the Nova Corps officers to the space pirates to the prison guards to Ronan’s goons. The only background female character is the Collector’s assistant, whose role is to scrub things while wearing a minidress and then get blown up.