GTA's Sexist Ways
Because the video game industry is geared more towards that male population, some games have not portrayed women in the best light. I don't know that Grand Theft Auto (GTA) could be considered a classic game, but it has been around for several years and remains as one of the most popular game series ever. It also happens to be a perfect example of sexism.
Grand Theft Auto is no doubt a well-created game, but it is filled with not only sexist aspects, but racist ones as well. Women are extremely prevalent in the game, but only for sexual acts. Players are able to take advantage of prostitutes, only to kill them-not a very pro-women activity. Strip clubs are available as well, where the male character can receive a lap dance if he wishes. No female character shows that they have any value whatsoever other than to perform sexually. The language of the game is no different, filled with degrading terms directed towards the women.
Several articles and blog entries by other writers have pointed out these aspects as well, and Jackie Backer did a particularly good job of exploring why GTA is so male-dominated.
I don't understand the lure of GTA, just because it creates a world where it is okay to degrade women. Why is this such a loved game?