Over on the Washington Post, grade six student Madeline Messer asks a good question: If so many women and girls are playing endless running games (like Jetpack Joyride and Temple Run), why are female character options so scarce? And when they are present, why does it usually cost money to unlock them?
These biases affect young girls like me. The lack of girl characters implies that girls are not equal to boys and they don’t deserve characters that look like them. I am a girl; I prefer being a girl in these games. I do not want to pay to be a girl.
Via Washington Post