Shirts vs. Skins: Clothing as an Indicator of Gender Role Stereotyping in Video Games

  title={Shirts vs. Skins: Clothing as an Indicator of Gender Role Stereotyping in Video Games},
  author={Berrin A. Beasley and Tracy Collins Standley},
  journal={Mass Communication and Society},
  pages={279 - 293}
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