The Wan Face When She Smiles: TW: Mentions of spousal abuse
I’m not condoning abuse in any form, but the whole point of Marvel from the very start was to introduce characters with…
Oh, yeah because being an abusive asshole (reenforcing hegemonic, patriarchal power…
Woah, is this how Ant-Man looks to people who have never read comics? Ugh, this guy needs to put some reading in.
All I said was that Jennifer Hepler was a bad writer. How does that warrant a million messages calling me a misogynist? I hate the terrible trite nonsense she puts out for a living, not her gender. Sheesh.
"Gamers get hella uncomfortable over male sexuality too. Can you imagine a “good male character who just happens to be wearing sexually exploitative outfits because he’s ok with his masculinity?” Constantly has the camera pan lovingly over his asscrack and firm glutes, and big ole dangly ballsack that is totes sweaty from all this MMA and soldiering. Time to hit the showers, and do you, personally, think it’s ok to have a long slow pan up the dude’s package (indiscreetly hidden in a jock of course), to his chiseled physique and erect nipples (pierced). He’s not even a Bond-esque confident man, he’s basically a weird Bowie caricature that’s constantly having near-dickslips in every single cinematic as the completely nonsexualized female characters do their business of being gruff and shooting dudes and advancing the plot. Finally, at the end he falls in love (out of nowhere) and/or is killed by the big baddie."
a forum post I read recently, trying to give a solid example of what ‘male objectification in gaming ’ would actually look like if it was anything equivalent to current female objectification in gaming.
Male objectification in gaming does exist, and guys complain about it all the time. Look at all the complaints over androgynous guys in JRPGs. The only difference is that it isn’t called “male objectification”, and that there is a clear and massive movement to keep it out of games.
I always wonder why people don’t mention characters like Vaan in these discussions. That’s something guys understand. Guys like Duke Nukem aren’t manipulative one-dimensional caricatures, they’re power fantasies. That’s why people like them. Whenever guy versions of sex-props come up, though (like Edward from Twilight), everyone is quick to bitch.