E3 2019 has left us with an interesting report on the presence of women in charge of the Feminist Frequency organization, and they have made the fact that the numbers this year are quite low.
fact, the analysis reveals that at the fair there has only been 5% of the games presented that had had women as protagonists. The second lowest figure in the last five years, only surpassed by that of E3 2016, when only 3% of the titles present at the fair had women as protagonists.
However, not all data is as pessimistic For example, 65% of the games allow to choose the sex of the protagonist, while almost 25% have exclusively male protagonists.
These numbers do not guarantee correct representations of women “It’s important to emphasize that these numbers do not talk about the quality of the representations” they state in the report. “The mere fact that The protagonists of, for example, Wolfenstein Youngblood are women, they do not guarantee that their representations are correct Video games, often, focus on women to offer a vision of them that reinforces stereotypes such as, for example, turning them into the sexual fantasies of men.
As for other data that the text considers of interest, it is counted the fact that 21% of the presenters in the conferences were women, and they emphasized the low number of women in the conferences of Square Enix or Bethesda, those two only two women on stage, by the 13 men from Square and the 15 from Bethesda.
Do you want to know more interesting facts about E3? Do not hesitate to consult the attendance numbers of E3 2019, or the videogames that have accumulated the most reservations during the fair.