This is what constitutes 60-80% of my dash
Alright, here we go. First things first, there is a huge difference between a woman choosing to dress a certain way and making a character dressed a way just to cater to the male gaze. Yes, you can swear all sorts of ways that that’s just the character’s way of dressing, and that may be if they were a real person, but they aren’t, and they were purposely dressed like to be made into a sexual item as opposed to a person with their own ideals and motivations. I mean, let’s be real here, most video games are designed to cater to guys whom like girls, because that’s just how the media thinks. I mean, remember that time guys got mad about Professor Sycamore from Pokemon X/Y because they thought he was made to cater to women? Yes, we’re talking this guy. Wow. How obviously sexualized he his. Whatever are we going to do?
Like, if there was an option to dress BOTH the female and the male either sexily and more modestly, then maybe there would be less people being upset. I’ll be honest, when I’m playing a video game and the male character is wearing armour or something of the like while fighting, well that makes sense. But if I go pick the female character and she’s practically wearing just a bikini, it just gets annoying real quick.
Now, see, if a woman so decides to dress that way, because they like it, and they are shamed for it, then that’s a horrible double standard. It gets annoying. The media continues to show off women as sexual objects and in all sorts of unconventional outfits, all while in the same breath calling them ‘sluts’ because they decide to start dressing that way because they find it nice.
My point here is, there is a difference between a woman dressing the way she wants and a character being dressed up to become a sexual object.
Maybe half of the people that reblogged this would probably just take one look at this blurb and go ‘wow another butthurt feminist. Great.’ But it’s a thing that’s happening. A huge double standard at work.
And yeah, I’m not quite sure how to close off this kind of thing. There it is. My two cents.