gradientlair:

Brilliant.

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ace-enjolras:

I don’t think writers realize that “strong female character” means “well written female character” and not “female character who punches stuff and shoots stuff”

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stuffmomnevertoldyou:

femfreq:

In this episode we explore the Women as Background Decoration trope which is the subset of largely insignificant non-playable female characters whose sexuality or victimhood is exploited as a way to infuse edgy, gritty or racy flavoring into game worlds. These sexually objectified female bodies are designed to function as environmental texture while titillating presumed straight male players. Sometimes they’re created to be glorified furniture but they are frequently programmed as minimally interactive sex objects to be used and abused.

Full transcript, links and resources available at FeministFrequency.com

The latest Assassins Creed sequel has no playable characters that are women. You’d think it would be simple: just take the framework upon which you build your playable characters and modify it slightly to suit certain gendered characteristics for male and female options.

Sounds easy enough, right?  But Ubisoft’s technical director James Therien protested yesterday that the latest installment of Assassin’s Creed had no women because it would have “doubled the work” of the animation team. For some perspective, it might be helpful to keep in mind that this is the same gorgeously animated, acclaimed franchise that devotes an entire subset of game play to tree-climbing.

seisans:

traceexcalibur:

"who cares about representation in video games, video games are meant for escapism"

how exactly is it escapism to switch from a world where white cis men are in charge to…….. a world where white cis men are in charge

also what does that say about you when you want to “escape” to a world completely devoid of poc and women

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atheistj:

Movie Producers be like: “Female led movies just aren’t as successful as male led movies.”

And Angelina be like: image

$170 million worldwide!

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unnecessarycombatroll:

The next time a reporter asks an actress ‘what she did to fit into her costume’ i want her to look at him like he’s a bit dim and say slowly, "Well…it’s my costume. It was made in my size. I was cast as that character, so they gave me a costume that would fit.” while looking a little embarrassed for him. And then go on to answer the deep character interpretation questions he obviously meant to ask. Obviously.

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