"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 .