Gamer culture has pushed the argument about women’s roles so far to one side that most of them honestly believe the status quo of default objectification and women-as-rewards is the “neutral,” “nonpolitical” starting position.
What we’re reminded of every time someone defends a ridiculous outfit. Doesn’t matter what excuse they bring – it’s always one that supports this notion that it’s all how it should be.
And don’t forget: if we don’t like how it’s ‘supposed’ to be, then it should be totally up to us to create more diverse games!
Bringing this back since we’re still getting people insisting that the only way anyone could possibly see any problem with the eye gouging double standards in video games is if they don’t play/understand/have 100% achievements in the games.