Nee, geen anti-feministisch artikel tegen vrouwelijke gamers, maar een onderzoek van CNN waaruit blijkt dat de vrouwlijke characters vaak een slechte invloed hebben op de vrouwelijke gamers. Deze characters zijn namelijk meestal erg (te?) mooi en vaak geweldadig, waardoor er slechte invloed op de vrouwen uitgeoefend kan worden. Mannen hebben hier aanzienlijk minder last van...Almost half of the top-selling U.S. console video games contain "unhealthy" messages for girls, including unrealistic body images, provocative sexuality and violent behavior, according to a study released on Tuesday.

"It's not a pretty picture of women. It's a very distorted picture," said Lois Salisbury, president of Children Now, an Oakland, California-based child advocacy organization which commissioned the study.

Those games which feature female characters tend to display women in an exaggerated and stereotypical manner, with 38 percent displaying significant body exposure, including cleavage, thighs and midriffs.

"In addition, 38 percent of female game characters had large breasts and 46 percent had unusually small waists," the group said in a news release announcing its findings.

Altogether, 54 percent of the female characters were depicted as fighting or being violent, while many also exhibited stereotypical female behavior and characteristics. Oftewel: geen Tomb Raider meer voor vrouwen .