The Power of Real-World Gender Roles in Second Life

Pixels and Policy recently tackled the issue of how racial bias crept across the real-virtual divide and found a home in the virtual world.

Dozens of our readers responded with their own stories of virtual prejudice as well as their critiques of our research.

As we researched the role of race is Second Life, more and more female residents asked us to take a look at how female avatars reflect real-world gender expectations. The topic is too important to pass up.

Over the course of three weeks, Pixels and Policy conducted interviews with over 40 residents of Second Life to see just what gender in the Metaverse meant to them.

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