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"You Shoot Like A Girl!": The Female Protagonist in Action-Adventure Video Games

Sara M. Grimes
2003 Conference of the Digital Games Research Association  
An in-depth content analysis of three best-selling action-adventure video games was conducted.  ...  This paper was inspired by the popularity of female video game protagonists despite girls' and women's continued hesitance to participate in digital gaming activities.  ...  In action-adventure video games, the female protagonist must reconcile traditional ideals about beauty and body type with the decidedly untraditional gender roles and actions she engages in.  ... 
dblp:conf/digra/Grimes03 fatcat:q4m4ejx6vnhnjmetebuv3uujpy

Assassins Do Not Wear Battle Bikinis: The Case Against Gender Inequality and Female Specific Hypersexualization in Video Games

Mary-Cecile Gayoso
2016 Aquila The FGCU Student Research Journal  
In the paper, "You Shoot Like A Girl!"  ...  : The Female Protagonist in Action-Adventure Video Games, Doane's controversial stance on spectatorial relationships is discussed: "Doane's suggestion that viewers identify with same-gender characters  ... 
doi:10.24049/aq.2.1.2 fatcat:miyfoq5aezanzileiadchee5se