reblag if u crey evntime
Y’know, I feel kind of awkward how unrealistic-expectations-of-woman’s-beauty gets tens of thousands of outraged notes on tumblr, but unrealistic-expectations-of-men’s-beauty is a subject of derision. I guess we should just suck it up and get six packs.
His point is perfectly valid. ^Fuck off.
Except it’s not.
There is a distinct difference between the busty hot chick archetype you commonly see, and the buff, gun-waving maniac man.
Want to know the difference? One is used so teenage boys (such as yourself) will buy the game, because they will mostly go “OMG BOOB?? MUST BUY GAME BECUZ TITS AND HOT GURLZ”.
The other, however, is utilized as a form of wish fulfillment. The stereotype many Men’s Rights Activists™ complain about (which, for some STRANGE reason, is only when a woman is unhappy with the portrayal of women in video games) exists because it also gets boys to buy the game, because a huge chunk of people would love to be buff, strong, and “badass”. It’s done not to objectify men or make people think they’re all idiots, it’s done to let kids pretend they’re that kind of person. In other words, game developers do not purposely utilize male stereotypes against men, but rather for men.
And that’s what you people fail to realize.
The game industry does all of this for you.
They enforce female stereotypes and treat women like sex objects because they know men want it. They empower male characters and enforce masculine traits because they know men want it.
And don’t try to tell me that men don’t really want that. If they didn’t, then why are these kinds of games so popular? You may not personally enjoy seeing a bouncing pair of tits every five seconds while playing as a gruff older man, but a huge chunk of male gamers do. Money certainly talks.
I would also recommend you read a lovely reblog by one of my followers, just to educate yourself a little more.