After discussing the disturbing attitude towards female protagonists in video game industry Jimquisition once again tackles the topic of gender in games by commenting on controversy around Dragon’s Crown female character designs.
Sorry to post again about not-exactly-warrior-outfits, but it’s a very relevant case concerning strictly related areas (character design, women in popular culture).
Bringing the case of Dragon’s Crown’s female character design problems as a reminder that just because lady hero’s “sexyness” is exaggerated deliberately doesn’t automatically make it okay. Especially not when she’s not that different looking from any other generic sexy warrior we already have too much of in media.
Worth noting that Mike Loades pointed out things that might give a slightly misleading impression in the article, especially the fact that Nicky and Alix’ extensive jousting experience in European circuits gets barely any mention – which might cause an inattentive reader to think that this is really the first time women were allowed to participate in modern jousting tournaments when in fact it’s only the first time for English Heritage while women had been a prominent presence in European jousting for at least a couple of decades by now.
As everyone should know, we love ladies in jousting matches.
It should also be noted that Alix van Zijl, already competed in another UK jousting tournament in 2013.
That and I feel it’s a good time to mention that the armor worn at these events is not only authentic looking – it’s authentically functional too, by necessity.
Sadly no, unless we missed something really big at Marvel Captain Peggy Carter the super soldier does not yet exist outside of Marvel Puzzle Quest.
Things we addressed before:
– wincenworks & ~Ozzie