I found a psychology researcher named Chris Ferguson announcing the following study available:
Our new correlational study examines relationships between playing #sexualized #videogames and #sexism in real life. Results might surprise! Paywall, I’m afraid, but DM for an early copy: https://t.co/jZOv9dvGGy
— Chris Ferguson 🐉 (@CJFerguson1111) January 24, 2020
The study reportedly shows there’s no correlation between sex in such entertainment and sexist attitudes. While this file in itself requires pay per download, the Canadian TV host Liana Kerzner got an advance copy:
I was lucky enough for @CJFerguson1111 to send me an advance copy of his latest paper showing no correlation between sexy video games and sexist attitudes. I made a video about how happy it made me. (A lot of overlap with stuff explored on Lady Bits.) https://t.co/MRz8ejPs8m
— Liana (censored) Kerzner (@redlianak) January 28, 2020
She also spoke about it in the following video:
I thought I’d cite this here because the argument can apply just as easily to comicdom, along with many other forms of visual arts, proving that sexiness in entertainment doesn’t produce sexist attitudes, or any other negative form of mindset. But if you haven’t seen the mainstream media (MSM) talking about it, that should come as no surprise. For them, only the studies declaring violent entertainment as something that leads to a bad outcome are newsworthy. Which is a shame, of course, because if anything needs to be debated, it’s whether violence in entertainment has gone too far, not sexuality per se.
Originally published here.