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PBS Idea Channel Explores How We Explore Gender—Through The Sims

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Gender is a social construct—but how is it constructed in-game? Why can’t you pick an option outside of “male”  or “female” in The Sims? And what would Judith Butler think about the game? All these questions and more are answered in this new video from PBS Idea Channel.

(via Laughing Squid)

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Sam Maggs is a writer and televisioner, currently hailing from the Kingdom of the North (Toronto). Her first book, THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY will be out soon from Quirk Books. Sam’s parents saw Star Wars: A New Hope 24 times when it first came out, so none of this is really her fault.