Just makes me think of this.
“To be clear, the solution here is not to simply show more butts of male characters.”
Exactly, that was my point. Why “sex sells” has never made much sense.
Don’t I know it:
Do you see He-Man’s butt?
Today I’ve commented on masturbating in phone booths in NYC and seeing He-Man’s butt. What is happening to me?
perhaps this is a learning opportunity, rather than a lecture opportunity.
just a thought.
I think you’re being a bit literal, matey.
If you find out, let me know because I am moving there.
I love my cloak.
While she may have a point, I think it is unfair that she cherrypicks games from so long ago (esp the old tomb raider games). Isn’t the industry allowed to turn a new leaf?
Its as if she has some sort of agenda.
Was her Tactical Swimsuit in the wash? I really doubt that harness, grinding against skin, is a good thing,
Do you think men feel normative social pressure to look like He-man, or do you think there is no normative social pressure on women to look like Barbie?
One side has breast implants. The other side has steroids.
Lissen pardner, summa us wears dusters or ponchos, too…
The traditional argument is that beefed up roided out He-Man dudes are a power fantasy (and a type of messaging intended for other dudes, mostly), not really a sexualization. So kind of a different thing.
Isn’t power (and its other forms like money) considered attractive? Isn’t it about status-seeking in order to, inter alia but primarily, attract the best mates? With only the outwards forms/actions differing?
In the context of games, both sexes appearances are geared to suit only men’s fantasies. Women are made to look super fuckable, while men are made to look how the male gamer wishes he looked. One is an object meant to be used, the other is an object to subsume oneself into. Either way they’re both only really serving male preference.
On a pure sexual attraction basis, I don’t think women are that into super roided dudes, so no.
The beefy power muscle message seems uniquely targeted to dudes there, whereas Barbie type sexualization is expressly designed to appeal to (and does appeal to) most men.
IMO, disabling all YouTube comments would be a step forward for the human race.
Are said 'roiders aware of it?
Or, what he considers (not necessarily in accordance with the reality) super-fuckable?
…can’t we invest the effort wasted on pointless rhetorics on making mods for said games instead? Then everybody will have whatever they want, nobody will get anybody else’s will imposed on, and peace will fall upon the land.