#9429660, By GuiltySpark Tropes vs. Women in Video Games

  • GuiltySpark 10 Mar 2013 05:30:01 6,757 posts
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    Nanocrystal wrote:
    My issue is that you're arguing that women in dominant action type roles are behaving in a masculine way. I'm saying there's nothing inherently masculine about an action role, we just make that association because the overwhelming majority of lead action roles are male. It's a gender stereotype. We all know "that's just how it is". The interesting thing is why is it? And should it be?
    'Masculine' is believed to be a set of characteristics we associate with males. Associating actions with male, and calling them masculine is fine and perfectly reasonable. Saying action is 'male' would be wrong.

    There is a divide between the masculine and male, and feminine and female. They aren't exclusive.
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