On „Studying sexism with Skyrim — Fus Ro Va! Gina!“
There is an elaborate article called „Studying sexism with Skyrim — Fus Ro Va! Gina!“ written by Sophie Prell on Destructoid. While baffled by the title, I was really curious about it, as I personally was relieved how un-sexist Skyrim was in comparison to most other games I’ve played.
There are female Jarl, some capable, some incapable, just like there were capable and incapable male Jarl. There are female guild leaders and other leading figures, some flawed, some admirable just like there were flawed and admirable male leading figures.
Yes, there still are some issues left, and there are points Sophie Prell brings up that I completely agree with, but all in all I was (and am) convinced that Skyrim is a huge step into the right direction regarding female representation.
I also want to make it absolutely clear that I’m not discussing against Sophie Prell here. I think it is a very important thing to point out and dig up sexist issues in the gaming industry because man is it due. I just want to make it clear that Skyrim is a very bad example to work with in that regard.