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Kathy Yamamoto

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New Video Game Just Showed Us All How To Respect Women

BREAKAWAY works against some of the worst trends in gamer culture

Kids in El Salvador playing BREAKAWAY (screenshot courtesy of )

If Gamergate taught us anything, it’s that mainstream gamer culture struggles with some deep-seated gender issues. Images of violence against women and girls has long been a scourge of popular games; merely image searching the words “video game” and “women” leads straight to over-sexualized, violent, and oftentimes disturbing photos.

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