From Barbie to Mortal Kombat

Many parents worry about the influence of video games on their children’s lives. The game console may help to prepare children for participation ibarbieKombatn the digital world, but at the same time it socializes boys into misogyny and excludes girls from all but the most objectified positions. The new “girls’ games” movement has addressed these concerns.
– From Barbie to Mortal Kombat, Justine Cassell and Henry Jenkins, published 1998