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5-02-2009 @ 11:10PM
As a feminist and a gamer i found it to be one thing to many in a game already overly sexualised, and i wish blizzard would take into consideration their female gamers and their integrity. I dont enojy playboy bunnies, in fact i thought them to belong to the past, and i find the whole idea to be demeaning and objectifying. I do think its important to not play on the idea of women as sexualised objects and definetly to not give them a choice in the matter, which was my greatest objection about this. I could walk around with my warrior in full plate gear and suddenly get turned into a parody of a figure from pornography. To say the least, i was not amused. I also think this is something that makes women eel alinated from the gaming world, and to not feel welcome. I think blizzard is loosing female players whith a stunt like this simply because there are a lot of women out there who dont want to play a game where they have to be sexual objects. There are also a lot of feminist gamers who feels this is yet another slap in the face from a industry who seems to believe their biggest audience is teenage boys.All in all i feel this was a bad move. The gaming industry should help create a more equal enviroment, not play on gender roles that should have been obselete in the 50s.
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