Apr 3rd 2012 7:31PM @Marco & @Retpally:
"Slut-shamer" is the term used to describe someone who bashes someone else for sleeping around and/or dressing in revealing armour.
So yes, the term is correct. I am not one.
Apr 3rd 2012 5:17PM "I came back, but with a hard earned lesson to stick with my guildies and to be rude at the first sign of creepiness which I don't think I ever should have had to learn."
And it's pretty sad, too. Be rude to defend yourself and immediately the people who are pissed off you're not taking their shit will slander you and label you a "cold bitch."
Apr 3rd 2012 5:13PM "It seems like when people talk about things 'being equal', they want to favor a specific male-biased idea of what equality should be -- girls should be boys, basically, femaleness is not celebrated -- and that's not okay with me. Equality should be an embrace of all traits, both male and female, as acceptable for both genders."
Amen to that. This is exactly why men get harassed for being feminine, too.
But please remember that sometimes being upset at being called "gorgeous" isn't about devaluing feminine attributes but often more about the creep factor involved.
Apr 3rd 2012 5:04PM @Batleth
Jaina, who is made weepy all the time?
Alexstrasza and Ysera, who are dressed in eyecandy outfits?
Vereesa, who's the leader of the freaking Silver Covenant but stands in an obviously submissive position to her husband in relation to Aethas, the leader of the Sunreavers, who stands in a position which denotes him an equal? (If you think I'm exaggerating, go to Dal and look -- Vereesa is beside and behind Rhonin. Aethas is most certainly not.)
Sylvanas, who is also eye candy?
Alleria, who's a love interest?
Apr 3rd 2012 4:53PM I recommend reading this to truly understand it:
Apr 3rd 2012 4:50PM @Saeadame "The actual problem I have with the bikini situation is not that the pieces don't cover women, but that they DO cover men."
Don't worry -- I have absolutely no problem with men or women who want to decorate their avatars to show some skin. I'm not a slut shamer. I have a few characters that I like to have wear mageweave pants myself. ;) I was more pointing out that someone who is upset by these pieces has a right to be upset. And thanks for being understanding of that.
I agree. Don't take away the skimpy armour, just make them EQUAL. Truly equal.
I, for one, would love to see a male tauren priest in the same mageweave leggings the ladies have. *Cackles*
Apr 3rd 2012 4:48PM You know what they say about the road to hell...
Apr 3rd 2012 4:47PM I've found that LGBTQ communities are much more friendly towards women and minorities in general. Great people.
Apr 3rd 2012 4:45PM I've noticed that a lot of men became aware about sexism and suchlike by playing female characters.
I had a similar experience. I'm a woman, have often played a woman, but I was a sheltered girl growing up and often assumed that LGBTQ people were accepted with arms wide open by the majority of the internet and young people, and that only old people and Bible-thumpers were homophobic.
I was seventeen when I started RPing an openly gay elf.
Boy, did I ever learn.
The best way to know what someone has to deal with as part of a certain demographic is to be in their shoes for a day. It'll change your life.
Apr 3rd 2012 4:40PM Except a man saying "I bet you can't keep the men off you" and then "we'll be good friends" to a woman comes off as far creepier (and more suggestive) than a man saying to another man "I bet you're a rage with all the ladies."
Because the first is a come-on. The second obviously isn't.
Have you ever known a man to compliment a woman's looks, say "we will be good friends" and not mean something suggestive by it?