Ever hear the term “SJW”? It means “social justice warrior,” and it refers specifically to people who point out racism or sexism in movies, video games, and other pop culture. Those people are considered worse than other types of critics because instead of just pointing out that a movie has flaws, they’re accusing people who like it of being awful.
Except they’re not, of course. If someone points out that the alternator belt in your car is slipping, they’re not accusing you of being some kind of mustache-twirling, white cat-stroking supervillain for having car problems. They’re not accusing you of anything. They’re talking about your fucking car.
Good christ, I only saw this much of this post:
and I thought it was gonna be a little old lady smiling.
love it when little old ladies be smilin
I never knew good, official art fro some of these characters existed!
Link lookin’ like a busted Dennis the Menace tho
Rune Factory: Madden Meme Edition (1/1)
Alternatively titled, I tried.
These are perfect. Took me a second to get the Nancy one but holy shit, thank god it’s not Jones.
For the record, the most popular game of last year starred a balding meth dealer and a fat, middle aged white man.
Strong Female Protagonists
Bayonetta is the most sexually suggestive female character - visually and dialogue-wise - in recent memory.
Lightning is literally a dressup doll in the most recent installment of Final Fantasy.
Samus is stuffed into a leather catsuit (or bikini) whenever she’s not completely covered in armor.
The girl’s in Fatal Frame have very revealing alternate schoolgirl/lolita costumes as a reward for beating the game.
Heather Mason in SH has an alternate form as a magical girl, revealing outfit included. The shirtless official art also is a standout example.
I don’t even wanna get started on the Touhou, Street Fighter, or Soul Calibur series. Same for anything by Rockstar.
Chelle from Portal is completely silent. The fact that she’s not sexualized is such a beloved point by gamers, but lord knows all she is is a vessel for gameplay. And of course the evil robot is perceivably feminine, but that’s neither here nor there.
Sofia Lamb from Bioshock is a walking example of the hysterical madwoman, a grotesque portrayal of what happens when women are given power.
Yuna’s design isn’t sexuali- oh, wait, FFX-II.
Ayumi from X-Blades wears assless chaps to battle.
… and yet, Lara Croft, the only girl I ever see people saying is a shallow character, recently gets a much needed redesign and is infinitely more impressive (and manages to remain looking attractive!) but nah. She’s totally the only object here.