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I keep getting asked why I keep focusing so much on women's rights in comics. Well, here's a prime reason for why I keep talking about it.... because crap like this KEEPS HAPPENING.
This... is Quiet. She’s a character made for an upcoming Metal Gear Solid video game, and the creator has come out proudly proclaiming that they intentionally designed her outfit this impractically just to sell sexy figurines. This is a case study of everything wrong with female character design in gaming, how they are objectified first and foremost, and how little respect the creators have for their audience. She isn't dressed this way to reveal anything about her character, she's dressed this way to sell merchandise. She is designed specifically as pandering T&A first and foremost. She is an object for male gaze and attention. She is intentional eye candy for a presumed male audience. Any character development or interesting personalty will be a garnish at best. NOTHING can justify this ludicrously impractical outfit outside dollar signs.
Ya want me to stop talking about women's rights in nerd culture? Stop letting sexist crap like this continue to perpetuate.
On the plus side, at least the creators are being HONEST about their intents...EDIT:
Wow... so uh.. I was not expecting THIS much blacklash over this comic. Yikes. Since there are so many points that need to be addressed and so many sources to include and what-not, I've conveniently made a journal explaining things a bit bitter rather than trying to fill up my description box with 18 pages of text. So if you're curious to learn more, go here: tompreston.deviantart.com/jour…