Sexist exam question targets Tomb Raider

Australian game development students were surprised this morning when a programming exam included a question seemingly unrelated to their course material. Expecting to answer questions on maths, HTML and coding, students were instead faced with an ethical question about women in gaming.

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

Q22: What was the main reason for women not purchasing the latest game in the Tomb Raider franchise?

Teaching staff were not allowed to read the exam questions before the students received them this morning, and had no idea the contentious, sexist content was included.

Students were instructed not to answer the question due to its irrelevance.

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14 Responses to “Sexist exam question targets Tomb Raider”

  1. Bruce W. Carr Jr. says:

    You do realize that ethical and gender issues occur within all fields right? The code itself is probably not sexist (I haven’t seen any research on it but you never know) but it is quite possible that what the code produces is… Thinking outside of your field of study never hurt anyone.

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