FAMOUS MONSTER:"But that desire to protect them, it's never patriarchal the way it's being presented with Lara. As you're taking on a role, you want to protect, say, Ezio because you are Ezio and you want to protect yourself."
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LogicalDash:"I don't have a problem with stupid 2D fanservice per se, more with the fact that Dead or Alive-type character design is considered Standard Operating Procedure."
Look I'm just trying to give practical advice to dealing with the massive amount of stupid out there.
It's like saying that if
there are plenty of games with reasonable and grown up depictions of women in them
I know the thread has exploded and stuff, but could we talk about them maybe? I'm really curious. Most of the games I can think of which have good female characters come with caveats.
After taking a cringe-inducing beating herself, Lara fled. She hid in the claustrophobic remains of an old wooden shack, but the scavenger leader had little trouble rediscovering her trail. Gun in hand, he pinned her against a wall and began to caress her with a sweaty, salivating lust. Panicking, Lara (via quick QTEs) bit him as he leaned close and then kneed him below the belt. Seconds later, they were kicking and scrambling, surrounded by the sweltering orange of a burning forest.
Seconds after that, a gunshot rang. The scavenger fell backward, left side of his face masked in a thick, sticky syrup of fresh blood. But his eyes are what really caught my attention. They were so wide it felt like they were sucking me in – so overwhelmed by terror and shock and pain and rage and sadness. I felt incredibly uncomfortable staring into them, but it was all I could do. He was a monster, a nameless villain, and probably a rapist, but part of me wanted to hug him because, well, he was seconds away from awful, awful death. After what felt like hours, he finally choked out his last breath. Lara immediately fell to her hands and knees retching. She’d have probably vomited too, but well, she hadn’t exactly been eating much lately.
Jade from Beyond Good and Evil is another great character.
I see what you did there.
Women are more likely to be victims of sexual violence than are men. The National Violence Against Women Survey (NVAWS) sampled 8,000 women and 8,000 men and found that 1 in 6 women (17 percent) and 1 in 33 men (3 percent) reported experiencing an attempted or completed rape at some time in their lives. Complete report here.
"I don't have a problem with stupid 2D fanservice per se, more with the fact that Dead or Alive-type character design is considered Standard Operating Procedure."
Since then, Anita Sarkeesian has been subjected to a good deal more harassment. Let's run through the list for anyone who still thinks this issue is about a few mean words.
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