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Let's take a moment to examine how men are treated in video games. (It's not good either.)

Even though video games are predominantly created by men, the way male characters are treated is astoundingly problematic.

His arguments are pretty convincing.



Jamin Warren makes four key points about how men are portrayed in video games:

It's not that violent video games are bad or that every male character needs to have a dadbod or that no video game should ever have any of the features he objected to.

The problem is not the existence, but the prevalence.

One-dimensional portrayals of men aren't good for anyone. They reinforce harmful stereotypes that limit men's ability to live their best life for themselves.

A little more diversity in how male characters are portrayed and the stories we walk with them through would be a good thing all around.

Of course, men aren't alone in this. For more on how women are treated in games, see my other posts on violence against women in games, harassment of female game developers, and what it looks like when a video game gets a female protagonist right.