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tekno-pathetic asked: The zero suit took that away? You do realize that before the gba remake Samus wore a nothing but a black bikini underneath right? Or that in her previous game "Other M" they made her heels for no reason. Atleast smash has given them a practical use ala Chell and Raiden. Please do research before talking about a character

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Oh, okay. My bad. She’s been objectified before, so I guess it’s okay now. Ah and I forgot; sexism is okay if it’s for a practical use. Because jet boots wouldn’t work without high heels & the helium balloons she has on her chest. My mistake; I should have done my research. Thank you so much for shedding light on this whole mess :) 

Are you arguing that Samus should get a new less busty body type and throw away her past because sexism (here that busty women? You are inherently sexist)? Are you really trying to put real logic into the space warrior with a magic space suit that does everything from mini-nukes to forcing her into a ball without killing her?

I don’t even like the heels, but these sexism cries over it are just obnoxious

I’m arguing the video game industry needs more heroines aren’t objectified; that don’t need sex appeal to be heroes. A.k.a Samus in her power suit. Note that I don’t really give a shit about the heels myself; it’s the tight suit, the helium breasts and the make-up that piss me off.

Plus, Samus originally was a 6”3 soldier, so explain how she turned into a 5”something barbie? I’m not trying to impose “logic” on fictional universes, I’m saying fictional universes shouldn’t always need to glorify fake, plastic women. Zero Samus would still have been awesome and great to play as if she remained 6”3 and had the constitution of a military trained soldier.

Isn’t that what new heroines are for? Not old heroines with a long history of this thing? And I’m pretty sure there are more non-sexualized video game heroes now than in any period. Not that I’m saying we couldn’t have more, but do we really need to blast every attractive one?

Sakomoto is a moron who I hope never touches Metroid’s story again. Though really, regardless of her body type, Samus is Samus. She’ll be great to play as regardless. Though height is widely inconsistent in Smash.

I always pictured Samus Aran to be one of the few strong & original female heroines of the video game industry, regardless of the “special bonus” you got for finishing the original games under a certain amount of time; because at least for almost the entirety of the game, the character had nothing to do with sex appeal. That is why the Zero Suit Samus angers me, and the modifications they made on it for the upcoming Smash game don’t really help make me appreciate it any better.

As for the “new heroines”, are you talking about Smash Brothers or in general? I must admit we’ve had a couple’ strong and non-objectified female characters in the past few years (a.k.a The Last of Us, The Walking Dead, Beyond Two Souls) but to me it feels highly insufficient. There’s still too many lollipop chainsaw & dead or alive type of thing going on out there.

And your question there: “Do we need to blast every attractive one?”… The word “attractive” in this sentence is somewhat disturbing to me. No one, and I mean no one at all in the “real world” look like that Zero Suit Samus. Making fictional characters “attractive” by making them unrealistic is exactly where the problem lies. Real women can be attractive too; women that are not objectified can be attractive. We need female heroines to blow people’s mind with their personality, their strength & resolve… Look at Tess in The Last of Us. She looks real, she feels real, and she kicks more ass than the main guy. A more “conventional” scenario would have had the main guy protect the lady at all cost; in The Last of Us, Tess’s personality even feels “manlier” than the male protagonist’s. And she doesn’t need a cleavage, she doesn’t need a plastic, clean face to be attractive.

You wouldn’t have sex with her? What, you’d have sex with any of your favourite female characters? That’s not what it should be about. I’d love to go out and have a drink with Tess. Not with lollipop chainsaw.

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tekno-pathetic asked: The zero suit took that away? You do realize that before the gba remake Samus wore a nothing but a black bikini underneath right? Or that in her previous game "Other M" they made her heels for no reason. Atleast smash has given them a practical use ala Chell and Raiden. Please do research before talking about a character

Oh, okay. My bad. She’s been objectified before, so I guess it’s okay now. Ah and I forgot; sexism is okay if it’s for a practical use. Because jet boots wouldn’t work without high heels & the helium balloons she has on her chest. My mistake; I should have done my research. Thank you so much for shedding light on this whole mess :) 

Nowadays the princesses all know kung fu, and yet they’re still the same princesses. They’re still love interests, still the one girl in a team of five boys, and they’re all kind of the same. They march on screen, punch someone to show how they don’t take no shit, throw around a couple of one-liners or forcibly kiss someone because getting consent is for wimps, and then with ladylike discretion they back out of the narrative’s way.

On the posters they’re posed way in the back of the shot behind the men, in the trailers they may pout or smile or kick things, but they remain silent. Their strength lets them, briefly, dominate bystanders but never dominate the plot. It’s an anodyne, a sop, a Trojan Horse - it’s there to distract and confuse you, so you forget to ask for more.

— Sophia McDougall  (via feministquotes)

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Seriously.
I’ve seen a whole bunch of people excited about Dragon’s Crown. Okay, maybe the game looks shiny and all, the gameplay might be fun, but I stopped watching the first trailer I saw as soon as female characters were displayed on screen. What’s the possible imaginable limit to gargantuan bouncing boobs? Are we there yet?

The video game universe needs more heroine who can stand tall and proud without being ridiculously shaped and showing as much skin as possible.

… does she need to have that staff in her butt crack? Does that make her a more powerful sorceress for some reason? I mean, I wouldn’t know. I’m no magician.

You go girl!
This is brilliant. Seriously, it’s 3 minutes guys, just watch it.

If a girl wants to see herself represented in video games, she better get used to the idea of being the prize at the bottom of the cereal box. This great Kotaku article on sexism in nerd culture. (via beastofjoy)

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Ranting on a non-popular blog is a start.Actually expressing yourselves where people are concerned is better.

Ranting on a non-popular blog is a start.
Actually expressing yourselves where people are concerned is better.

Okay, so this isn’t perfect, but it’s a start. Some issues are mentioned, some others are regrettably completely disregarded. I guess it’s because the whole question of whether aesthetic ideals are good or bad doesn’t exactly have an accepted answer as of yet.

I still personally think that the way this documentary appears to be directed makes it look as plastic as any advert on television… but at least the message is good.

PS: The kid talking at 5:05 is more well-spoken than a lot of “adults” I know and talk to in my everyday life. I want him to be my friend. Hahahaha