would you rather the girls wear boxers and the guys wear g-strings?
No, I certainly wouldn't want the guys wearing g-strings. It was kind of a joke but yet it wasn't. In today's socitety why must we continue to perpetuate this seperation of male and female? Why must all of our games be geared towards men? Women do play them, but here we are in the 21st century continuing to cater to the patriarcal society.
I am a man and a father, and quite frankly, I am tired of the over sexualization of women for the sake of money. And yes, this is what it's about. Those skanky, sweaty, still living with the mother, stereotypical gamers are going to go gaga over the g-string clad female models being offered now, and no matter how many people disagree with me, it's not going to change my mind. I have 3 boys in my home (along with 2 girls) and I know how they think. I see it everyday while they're reading my comics or they're surfing the web. Shapely bodies, plastic breasts, and airbrushed faces are thrust into *our* faces in a constant stream of advertising, television shows, and movies. When will it stop? How many more news stories do we have to hear about date rape, pedophilia, and parents dressing their pre-teen girls in skimpy outfits to win the beauty pagent before we *as a society* wake up and say enough?
Ever hear of anoerxia? Bulimia? The more our society has been bombarded by the images of the "perfect" woman, the more both of these diseases have run rampant in our schools and homes. It breaks my heart to see this gals destroy themselves as the strive to be just like the model in the magazines they read.
I really need to stop now. I never intended to step onto the soap box, but it's a subject that is important to me. I apologize if I offended anyone. It wasn't my intent. I just hope that maybe my rambling rantings will open someone's eyes to how we treat the women of our society. They deserve to be more than just visual sex objects. They need to be the glorious beings they are within themselves not what we as men want them to be.
The player of:
Sera Leone - Drum beating fighter/bard
Kase'l - Shovel carrying craftsman
Cyric Wolfsbane - Fencer extrordinaire
Lake Austin Shard
-Without love, we are nothing more than Strangers in Paradise-