Women In The Military Speak Out About Their Portrayals In Video Games

Oh man, this was a fascinating read.

“Over the past few weeks, we here at the Jace Hall Show have touched upon the role of women in shooting/war games, ranging from the reveal of women soldiers in Call of Duty: Ghosts, with the most recent in due part to the controversial appearance of a new, female character in Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain, and her less-than-combat-ready-appearance.

In the midst of all of this, I couldn’t help but wonder something: How do women in the service feel about all of this?”

Head on over the The Jace Hall Show to read the full article!

3 thoughts on “Women In The Military Speak Out About Their Portrayals In Video Games

  1. There is an awful lot I can say about this. But a lot of what Quaisha has said is technically true. I’ve accepted that in many ways the worlds we see in these games will never be accurate to our real world, and in many ways that is by design. If we look at the armor sets in MMOs like Guild Wars 2, there is no one out there than can argue that the female armor is in any way functional or, for that matter, would keep you warm in the cold!

    I do still think that portraying women though as weak or not combat-ready in anyway is a bit demeaning though. Perhaps it is because I am an officer in the military, but I have learned to consider people soldiers or officers, not male or female, when they put on that uniform. So, a strong female military character would be great, at least if she were portrayed on the same level as a male character and it wasn’t all about flaunting her sexuality or promiscuity or weakness.

  2. Reblogged this on Cutie, The Triple D Gamer and commented:
    The Jace Hall Show and Nerdy But Flirty are in my top favorite sites to go to for women in gaming and the female portrayal in video games. I never thought to ask to ask the question to female soliders how they feel about their portrayal in military shooters. Some of these women are gamers and some are not. Luckily for me, the interview is on The Jace Hall Show.

    After reading the interview, I can definitely see how video games are a reflection of how society treats its citizens. However, entertainment as a whole, are mimicks of the fantasies of men because after all, it’s still a man’s world. Some researching and analyzing women in video games don’t see to realize this. Most men working on these games are using fantasies to create female character designs. If women were designing games, they’d use their fantasies as well.

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