Tech

Dove Launches Real Virtual Beauty To Shatter Beauty Stereotypes in Gaming

62 percent of women feel misrepresented in video games.

By
21,086 Hypes

It’s no secret the gaming industry could be more welcoming towards women and femmes. Female avatars often look the same, perpetuating unrealistic beauty stereotypes for many of its players. A whopping 60 percent of girls and 62 percent of women do not feel represented by video game characters.

Thankfully, Dove has just launched Real Virtual Beauty to dismantle gaming’s harmful standards. Real Virtual Beauty includes a one-of-a-kind training course developed in partnership with industry experts to better equip and train game creators to avoid design biases and more accurately reflect the beautiful diversity present in our everyday lives. Those who complete the course are able to showcase their final digital works on Real Virtual Beauty’s online character gallery, which will be curated by Dove and available to view on Epic Games’ Art Station.

“At Dove we believe that beauty should be a source of confidence, not anxiety, in every aspect of life, both real and virtual. Through our work with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine education team, Women in Games and alongside the launch of SuperU Story on Roblox we hope to make a real impact on the millions of women and girls who are spending their free time playing games, ” shares Leandro Barreto, Dove’s Global Vice President.

Out in the real world, the Dove Self-Esteem Project will educate new creators and players on self-esteem and body image through the launch of SuperU, the world’s first Roblox experience, in partnership with Toya.

Read Full Article
Share this article

What to Read Next

Dove Cameron’s Aura Eyeshadow Sets the Stage as One of Fall 2022 Biggest Beauty Trends
Beauty

Dove Cameron’s Aura Eyeshadow Sets the Stage as One of Fall 2022 Biggest Beauty Trends

With added tiny crystals for the sweetest touch.
815 Hypes

2022 MTV VMAs Glam: Best Beauty Looks From BLACKPINK, Lizzo, Dove Cameron and More
Beauty 

2022 MTV VMAs Glam: Best Beauty Looks From BLACKPINK, Lizzo, Dove Cameron and More

See the most head-turning makeup and hair moments of the night.
5,920 Hypes

2022 AMAs Glam: Best Beauty Looks From Tinashe, Kelly Rowland, Dove Cameron and More
Beauty

2022 AMAs Glam: Best Beauty Looks From Tinashe, Kelly Rowland, Dove Cameron and More

See the most head-turning looks of the evening.
3,043 Hypes


Tony Leung Rumored To Join 'Squid Game' for Season 2
Film & TV

Tony Leung Rumored To Join 'Squid Game' for Season 2

The ‘Shang-Chi’ actor recently met with Hwang Dong-hyuk, the director of the popular series.
1,329 Hypes

Miaou's Paris Fashion Week Debut Marks a New Era for the Corset-Based Brand
Fashion

Miaou's Paris Fashion Week Debut Marks a New Era for the Corset-Based Brand

“It’s a feeling. It’s punk. It’s irreverent,” says the brand’s founder, Alexia Elkaim.
44,077 Hypes


Our Place Launches Tableware Collection
Art & Design

Our Place Launches Tableware Collection

Channel your inner Martha Stewart.
512 Hypes

Youth to the People and DedCool Link Up To Drop the Most "Cosmic" Fragrance Collab
Beauty

Youth to the People and DedCool Link Up To Drop the Most "Cosmic" Fragrance Collab

Everything you need to know about the limited-edition olfactory experience.
838 Hypes

Cecilie Bahnsen Debuts Asics Collab at Paris Fashion Week
Footwear

Cecilie Bahnsen Debuts Asics Collab at Paris Fashion Week

From running sneakers to runWAY sneakers.
2,778 Hypes

Khloé Kardashian Reveals Ex Tristan Thompson Proposed to Her Nearly 2 Years Ago
Entertainment

Khloé Kardashian Reveals Ex Tristan Thompson Proposed to Her Nearly 2 Years Ago

And why she turned him down and kept the news private until now.
1,151 Hypes

Additional AMBUSH x Nike Air Force 1 Colorways Have Been Leaked
Footwear

Additional AMBUSH x Nike Air Force 1 Colorways Have Been Leaked

This drop can’t come soon enough.
42,126 Hypes

Sam Smith To Drop Music Video for "Unholy"
Music

Sam Smith To Drop Music Video for "Unholy"

Featuring by Kim Petras.
3,778 Hypes

Here’s What Your Zodiac Sign Looks Like as a Heaven by Marc Jacobs Outfit
Fashion

Here’s What Your Zodiac Sign Looks Like as a Heaven by Marc Jacobs Outfit

The label introduces its FW22 campaign inspired by ’Seventeen Magazine’s May 1995 issue.
4,759 Hypes

Seol + Gold Releases 'Heavy Metals' Collection
Fashion

Seol + Gold Releases 'Heavy Metals' Collection

Featuring 29 new pieces in gold vermeil and sterling silver.
552 Hypes

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Keep updated on the latest news.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.