Video Games: Why The Gender Bias?
This Christmas, like millions of other parents, I bought my two children, a boy and a girl,
a popular home video game system. I thought they could share it and when asked if this was OK
with them, they replied, “Sure mom, that would be great.” So, we planned on installing the little
goody onto the TV in the family room, so that both kids would have an equal
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and girl isles. My children have pointed this out many of time
with cries of, “I want to go to the girl isle!” from my daughter and the opposite from my son.
What is important here is that, I am at least aware of the problem now. I wonder how many
other mothers with daughters are aware of what is available to their daughters as consumers. It
really is disturbing when you think about it.