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2-01-2012 @ 2:15PM
I'd never heard it called "slut plate" before. Who called it that?
2-01-2012 @ 2:55PM
I've never even heard of any term used solely to describe female character armor let alone something as stupid sounding as "slut plate".Sounds like something that was maybe uttered once before, and that blogger took it like some kind of actual household derogatory term.
2-01-2012 @ 3:02PM
Me either. I put together a scantily clad transmog set for my belfadin, and I call it her "hooker plate".
2-01-2012 @ 3:45PM
I have heard it called ho-plate which is the same thing.I'm pretty sure some version of hooker or slut or tramp etc. has always been attributed to the extremely scanty "armor". Though I think it might more often be called such by women rather than men.I admit I have cattily called toons that looked like they were dressed to be underwear models that when looking through transmog threads.
2-01-2012 @ 4:02PM
I call my (purple) Revenant pants my Hookerdin pants, and I would not object to others doing the same.The problem is not the words. It's the weight that we CHOOSE to give the words. The problem is with US. We cannot, and should not, dictate how other people should think or feel, but we can dictate how WE deal with it.Blaming everyoone but ourselves is counterproductive and silly.
2-01-2012 @ 4:29PM
I've never heard slut plate, but my best friend, when she got a particular pair of legs in Nagrand on her pally, was quick to dub them her skank pants. She calls the tier 13 pally chest her skank chest. She's amused by it, by the way, despite being one of the most stridently feminist women I know. She also found the barely there transmog I put together for my female BE warrior awesome and hilarious.Go figure.
2-01-2012 @ 5:07PM
Just to point out the blogger's own answer to this question:-----------------"Landslide means 'I noticed it once or twice, then I started seeing it in a lot of places' – call it confirmation bias, but when I start seeing people even naming their toons as such on live realms, it gives me pause. Even if the term isn’t as widespread in the areas of WoW you frequent, it’s still a dangerous philosophy I’ve seen come tumbling out of people’s mouths in various forms. It was a way of pinning a term on a really crap concept and I stand by it."----------------------You can debate whether terms like "slut plate" or "skank pants" or anything like that are actually detrimental or not, but let's not get wrapped up in the semantics of whether or not you've actually heard the specific example she chose to use to start the dialogue.
2-01-2012 @ 8:02PM
The term "slutweave" to describe mageweave sets is fairly well established in roleplaying circles and communities devoted to mocking roleplayers considered "bad."
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