Skip to Content
7-01-2009 @ 9:31AM
and that Blood Elf chick whose always hanging around VarianWow, stay classy. Can't be bothered to remember her name because Blizz decided to dress her in two spangles and a hanky, huh?1. She's actually NOT hanging around Varian in the comic ATM, she's off dueling Cho'gall to save Garona's kid2. She's always been a pretty good character, no worse than either Broll or Varian, and you remember -their- names3. Blizzard really blew it when they decided to tart up the Sin'dorei equivalent of a runaway homeless 18-year old in a leotard and thigh-highs, I know, but there's no reason for anyone who actually bothers to link to her WoWWiki entry not to use her damn name instead of dismissing her as Varians' little cheesecake hanger-on. It's fairly sexist, actually.If you bothered to remember Tyri's name, then you remember Valeera's.
7-01-2009 @ 11:43AM
@ Guildenstern:Yes. Lesley Smith, a female, hates women.You totally hit the nail on the head there. Good work.
7-01-2009 @ 11:58AM
Most women don't hate other women....we just hate tramped up elven tarts. ^_~
7-01-2009 @ 12:03PM
@ Ian--I think it's something a lot of women internalize, that it's feminist to devalue female characters who are dressed to be eye-candy. Unfortunately, when we distance ourselves from those characters because of how they look, we're contributing to their overall objectification too. Despite how she looks, Valeera is not a sexpot character; she's pretty much a child. It's often the case that female characters who are drawn to be stereotypically sexy or wear skimpy costumes have their actual character traits ignored--even by feminists and our allies--because supporting those characters is seen as supporting a sexist portrayal. However, a judgement based on looks is still a judgement, whether it's negative or positive.It is possible for women, and even progressive, well-informed, feminist women, to do or say sexist things and not realize it.
First time? A confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting.
Members enter your username and password.
Enter your AOL or AIM screenname and password.
Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.
To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.