Popular Computer Game Adds More Gender Variance

The Sims is one of the most popular computer simulation games of all time. You can play the part of a character that you create completely - complete with personality traits and goals in life that you have chosen. Your Sim can have a job, raise a family, build up their house as they become more successful in life, but they can also fail in life by not doing well and they can even die! One thing that has been consistent in the game is the gender normativity of the characters. Women were women, and men were men. Women could get pregnant, and men could get women pregnant. However, all of that is changing as more awareness is brought to gender issues in the United States, the country where the game is made.