Prez wrote on Dec 18, 2011, 19:56:
No I don't. Sexualized, yes. OVER-sexualized? No. Sex is one of the strongest driving forces in human nature, which makes it natural that it is utilized in entertainment media. If women were the dominant consumer class in gaming, all of the male avatars in games would be hung like bulls, built like Mr. Universe, and sensitive to every woman's every mood instantly (Ya know, like how my wife wishes I was... ). That's just how humans are. It's true in all media, and quite frankly I'm sick of hyper-sensitive, attention-seeking idiots posing as game journalists trying to score points with other hypersensitive morons by continually writing such pointless drek as this shameful excuse for an editorial.
Yeah, exactly. Because this from the article...
They may be characters, but they're also sexual objects to be consumed.
...says more to me about the writer than the content he's complaining about, and it's repeated all through the article.
Maybe it's met with denials, justifications and outright dismissal of the issue because for most of us we don't see every girl in a comic shop as an outsider, every woman buying video games like a minority pariah of some kind, or every sexy character as existing only as a sex toy like the author seems to by reading his story here.