“games arent sexist for featuring only hyper-sexualized women, people who interpret these characters as sexist are the sexist ones”
the thing going around is so close to being a good post but it completely ignores the existence of the male gaze and the fact that these ridiculously sexualized female characters aren’t created to empower female consumers, they’re created to get male consumers off.
having a sexy female character definitely isn’t sexist just as said post suggests. but if the female character was created for men’s viewing pleasure, you can bet that her creation was sexist.
not to mention OP seems to believe that “diversity for diversity’s sake” is a Thing and a Bad Thing at that, which to be honest really isn’t. including lots of ethnicities and female characters is only a problem if their ethnicity/gender/orientation/what have you isn’t addressed
there’s so much wrong with viewing sexualization of women in comics and games as okay just because “it’s the consumer’s fault for objectifying the character.” if the character was created to be an object, the character was a sexist creation.
Re: this post
The post this one refers to also completely ignores the fact that in the game he cites, Dragon’s Crown, the two female characters have exposed cleavage and generally nothing in the way of protective gear, while the one male character is fully kitted in armor and is the only one not in a sexualized pose.