Great post and I am glad to hear from a woman who can appreciate a proper story that is not simply working around shoe-horning in characters of a certain gender just to appease a minority.
I hope you enjoy GTA V. Have fun.
Thank you. I'm just tired of anything made by straight men that express their idealized desires or artistic ideas getting blasted as sexist or unacceptable if it doesn’t include women or have women that are god forbid too sexualized.
Its blatant hypocrisy as women’s entertainment has these same aspects that don't cater to most men or even represent men correctly yet does Kotaku or Polygon run a piece on how yaoi artists or romance novels writers are teenage girls for drawing/showing idealized men they like? No, so it shouldn’t be an issue when men do it for their work. Sexual=/=sexist. No female protag=/=anti-woman. Don't know why thats so hard for some to get.
Best post for me not because you're a girl/woman but because it was well thought out didn't give me an insight into your politics and was sensible. Nice that you bothered to type all that even though you had to wade through so much nonsense.
Thank you as well, I don't exactly see the views posted here as representative of actual feelings nor do I think R* does either as if they did we wouldn't have so many interesting non-white male characters. I feel the ones who hold these views are only thinking of a PC shoehorned in female due to the soucre of the demand. I highly doubt they'd be against playing an origin story of Catalina or Asuka, two criminals R* wasn't afraid of putting into their first 3D GTA but hey I could be wrong.
Still I'm just as frustrated with modern feminism as most of the men here but at the same time I can't ignore R* expertise and trust that if they ever felt they wanted a female protag it wouldn't be unplayable. Just as it wasn't when GTA switched from being top down, when it had a black protag, when the story became more serious, when it had an Asian protag, etc. I do support the backlash against those blasting R* and others for not creating games centered around their inconsistent views of women, I just go about it differently.
Edited by Ashelia, 13 September 2013 - 01:52 AM.