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Started by Zaner-Boy, 2012 Jun 01, 14:30:22
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Quote from: Midnight Breeze on 2016 Sep 24, 15:31:44Spoiler: showI'm getting about sick of the imaginary 'SJW' conspiracy alarmism in the gaming community. These attitudes are so insanely illogical I don't even know where to begin. Any time there's a female character in a video game who isn't 'attractive' by the consensus standard, male gamers the world over get uptight about it.Overwatch is probably one of the most prominent recent examples (Though certainly not the first). People got their jimmies rustled over such non-issues as Tracer's victory pose being changed to be less racy, or Zarya existing in general because her whole character was somehow "SJW pandering". It's as if they're incapable of appreciating a female character for the character itself and only care about how she looks. Not only is this ridiculous in itself, it's also insanely hypocritical given these folks' tendency to use artistic freedom as justification for all the skimpily-clothed female characters in gaming.Dudebros: "Game developers should be able to design their female characters however they want!"*devs choose to design non-racy female characters*Dudebros: "OMG SJW CONSPIRACY!!!!!!!11"Anyone who isn't currently being fitted for a fedora should be able to see how incredibly stupid and sexist this attitude is. Yet if I point that out I get labelled as a "white knight" (whatever that's supposed to mean) and down-voted into oblivion.