‘PBS Idea Channel’ Explores the Performance of Gender in ‘The Sims’ Video Game and in Real Life

PBS Idea Channel host Mike Rugnetta explores the performance of gender in The Sims video game and in real life in the latest episode of the series.

The Sims have always allowed for characters to choose their sexual orientation, but what about their gender? Why is it that after all these years it’s still not possible to choose an option other than guy or girl, male or female? And is gender something we are, or perform? Judith Butler would say NO. But why?