Survey of 31 years of video games shows a decline in sexualized female characters

Teresa Lynch

Teresa Lynch


IU Communications issued a news release about new published research by Media School Ph.D. student Teresa Lynch and three other Ph.D. candidates from The Media School.  The study analyzed 571 video games to determine the sexualization of primary female characters. It discovered that over the past eight years, there has been a significant decrease in the sexualization of primary female characters. The research also found no difference in sexualization of female characters for players ages 13-17 and mature players 18 and older.

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