What Lara Croft And Mortal Kombat’s Jade Would Look Like As REAL Women

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Bulimia.com, an organization supporting people struggling with eating disorders, is calling attention to unrealistic and potentially damaging body image depictions in gaming by reverse photoshopping some of its most famous characters.

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‘These days, there’s rarely a media type that isn’t criticised for its body image depictions, and video games are no exception,’ the organisation writes on its website.

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‘Some gaming studios boast their hyper-realistic lighting techniques, touting natural cloud movements as the latest features of their games.’

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‘And with that kind of attention to detail, it makes us wonder, why can’t they accurately portray the female body?’

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The charity redesigned characters like, Halo’s Cortana, Final Fantasy’s Rikku, and Mortal Kombat’s Jade to represent the average American woman’s measurements.

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While depictions of women are often scrutinised in industries such as advertising, video games can be overlooked.

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Bulimia.com says: ‘If video game creators are going to pride themselves on accurate digital representations, then it’s time for them to get real about women.’

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Via the Daily Mail, Motherboard.

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