What are Societal Pressures?
Societal Pressures are the combined pressures that are around you during
everyday life such as Socioeconomic Pressure , Pressure to perform and
Body image pressures. These are some of the pressures girls and women are
You may think that you have complete control over these pressures but when
a situation arise your ideas may not be as clear as they are at another time.
Social Pressures can be confusing and stressful.
The media plays a large part in forming our thoughts, body and self image.
Women in comics and video games
Video games isn’t a new addition to this pop-culture
phenomenon. Look anywhere: television, magazines,
billboards, etc. They all show us unrealistic
representations that really can and do cause real
women, young and old, to feel inferior and imperfect
in society. This can lead to feelings of depression,
eating disorders and feelings of never measuring up.
Primarily, video games were enjoyed by younger male
players, many wondered what would happen when
these gamers matured and entered the workforce,
started business, formed relationships, etc. How
would the influence of video games affect their future,
or the world at large?
Tomb Raider cont.
This makes both boys and girls prone to idolizing an
unrealistic woman and might make the real women
look dull in comparison.
Women in this game, at least the central character,
Laura Croft, is an unattainable ideal and that is, in
itself, a very damaging notion for both genders.