some thoughts from my childhood

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This week’s readings were particularly interesting, and I’m going to focus on one that I really connected with: Valerie Walkerdine’s article on girls and video games. Walkerdine summarizes a Sydney researcher’s observation that girls play video games “more sociably” than boys, as well as the fact that girls “[don’t] play to win” as much as boys do (364). In my experience, there seems to be a difference in the kinds of games aimed at females versus males. We’ve talked about video games a little bit in previous weeks, and I wanted to…read more