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Friday, September 8 • 10:10am - 10:30am
Toxic Masculinity in Games

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Taking an academic perspective on games, this talk would examine the prevalence of hegemonic masculinity in video games. When discussing gender in games, people often focus on how women are shown. While this is vitally important, another perspective can be achieved by looking at how the toxic representation of masculinity as aggressive and dominant can effect young men, and the run on effects this could have on their treatment of women.

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Brittany Goodwin

Planner, Beca Ltd.
Brittany is a postgraduate student and tutor at the University of Auckland, majoring in Human Geography. She has a particular interest in the contextual application of social theory, especially in gendered issues relating to gender norms, expectations, and the impact these have on... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2017 10:10am - 10:30am NZST
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