This blog is dedicated to show and change the looks of ridiculous male armors (and other outfits)…
This cracked me up!
No, really, there aren’t any male characters who wear ridiculous, illogical, revealing outfits! None at all!
Oh wait, those are power fantasies, so they totally don’t count. It’s not like men are killing themselves because of the high expectations that society sets for them and that are being reinforced by video games… while feminists completely ignore this issue because these are so-called power fantasies, and also, “lol male tears”
What if I told you that it’s possible to do activism without erasing and ridiculing the problems of the opposite group
Wow, someone is grasping at straws here.
Do you have some actual things to say, or you are just going to do the good old “lol ur stupid end of story” way of arguing?
The day these outfits are seen as “default” and the day we need to objectify and sexualize every male character in ALL games/comics/etc possible, only for the sake of female gaze, then your argument would work. But it doesn’t. These are rare cases of silly armor/outfits. Men do not have to deal with this in every damn game they’re playing. They have something called -gasp- variety!
Your argument would also work if male characters were a minority and rarely ever portrayed as main character, but rather as an love interest or something sexy to look at and ONLY THAT. Or, if they ARE main character - they must look sexy, because you’re supposed to drool at them; not wanting to be like them — and they can’t even be on the cover of their own story.
The day I see more of this I’ll be happy, because then we’re treated as equals. But, for now, we’re not.