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This remix was inspired by Sloane's "Star Trek Dance Floor" - youtube.com/watch?v=deQuFc3BP74
It is no secret that most video games star overly muscular men often carrying big swords, guns, baseball bats, chainsaws and other phallic weaponry. Many of these games normalize a macho masculinity and glorify war and the military. They especially celebrate grotesque displays of violence. Few popular games provide any opportunity for creative non-violent forms of conflict resolution and with the ever growing graphic technology, the blood and gore seem to look more and more real. And now with first person shooter games, players can really experience the destruction and gore up close and personal.
Not only are these games dominated by male characters but even the few women characters who get staring roles are replicating the overly patriarchal, violent, macho behaviour all wrapped up in a hyper sexualized body. Not surprisingly the vast majority of game producers, designers and writers are men.
To put it simply, there are too many dicks on the dancefloor!
***Note: there are two games in this video that I offer as improvements of the more traditional games I'm critiquing. A clip of Portal appears during the line "Easy to Fix" and it is a game of non violent conflict resolution where the protagonist is a woman although you hardly see her during the game. On the lyric "Not Enough Sisters" there is an image of the protagonist from Mirror's Edge which stars a woman in a dystopian future who is not hypersexualized.
For a full list of games visit: feministfrequency.com/2010/03/remix-too-many-dicks/