Do You Play to Win?
“Comic, game, and illustration companies are as much to blame for objectifying women (and in some cases men) … as the fans are,” Alexa Heart, a cosplay artist said. “They’ve made the characters sex objects by giving them overly enhanced chests, tiny waists, and sexy outfits that barely take a yard of material to make a cosplay out of.”
“Of course, I’m uncomfortable with how unrealistic some of the drawings are,” Meredith Simmons, a cosplayer at New York Comic Con who was dressed as Poison Ivy, which happened earlier this month, told me. “But I like wearing this costume anyway, because it makes me feel sexy.”
No, I’m sorry Meredith, but what you see is perfectly realistic
To the best of my memory, I recall
And Alexa, people value attractiveness, good physical health, and the ability to take care of oneself
That last one is a skill, not a god-given trait
No, actually all of them are things we can improve if we try
When you’re rallying the troops against comic books that objectify human beings you’re also pointing your finger at everyone else on Earth
Do you also get angered at people who love romantic comedies? Oh my, aren’t they so fake?
We’re all lusting over the same thing—they just had the balls to draw it
I think it’s time you stop projecting your insecurities (onto them) and instead admit (to you):
You’re just not that good at meeting peoples’ expectations
And that’s fine
But please stop thinking you’re good and they’re bad
Why do you shame others for what they like?
Here’s what isn’t attractive
Crying out of the game like a little child, stomping over the board, and ripping up the rules because you suck at following them
I’m sure you can agree we hate sore losers more than…well…
If you’re going to continue whining
Do us all a favor
and go to time out