Girls always bitch about this, sure, but it’s not like it’s any better for guys. You think I wanna be some ultra macho beefcake?
There’s a reason I always pick female character models in video games.
I’d play as him.
To be serious for a moment, that guy has a legitimate concern that nobody ever really talks about. For guy it’s always some huge monster of a man that’s like 6’3 and 240 lbs of killing machine, and then with women we get like a 5’4 and 120 lb doll. I know that it’s been an ongoing issue forever about how there needs to be more customization options for games so that you can actually have a character that looks the way you want (I enjoyed Dragon’s Dogma for that, but even then I felt it could be better).
But come on ladies, that guy had a real concern and just because you didn’t like hearing it because you’re too distracted with how much worse your problem is, that you just ostracized him. Just because you have suffering (and I use the term loosely here) does not change or negate other people’s suffering.
If anything, why couldn’t someone have just made the connection that nobody is pleased and therefore we require further customization options, rather than going on a mocking spree of a guy for voicing his opinion that being a giant muscleman in a game can also feel just as downing for a man as playing as a Barbie can be for a woman.
Poor customization does not equal illogical armor.
I respect that men have to deal with unrealistic body types of men in video-games and media… but that is really not the same thing as how women in video-games and media are over-sexualized and wearing armor that doesn’t even cover enough skin to be considered even remotely protective.
Please, explain to me how covering only breasts and the butt/vagina somehow equals out to real armor. Please explain to me how this is the same thing as male game characters being muscly and unrealistic.
Have you seen women in video-games? It’s a double-wammy there. Not only are women in video-games skinny with unfathomable curves and giant breasts, but their armor barely covers their tits half of the time.
I agree that men should be able to complain about the above mentioned, as it does hurt men to have to try and live up to that… but I’m not sure it really belonged in this post.
– A guy
mod note: important parts bolded for emphasis by yours truly
Reblogging the image from someone else’s Tumblr for all the excellent commentary.
Problem with depiction of male warriors in video games lies on a totally different axis than problem with depiction of their female counterparts. Thus they shouldn’t be equalized and compared to one another.