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Societal pressure and its effect on females


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Societal pressure and its effect on females

  1. 1. Women in comics and video games
  2. 2. 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 familiar with. 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4.  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? Read more: portrayal-of-females-in-video-games#ixzz1O370eoxT
  5. 5. Women in video games
  6. 6. Mortal Kombat character Mileena
  7. 7. Mortal Kombat character
  8. 8. Hyper-sexual being
  9. 9. Wonder Woman
  10. 10. Laura Croft
  11. 11. 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.