Female Objectification in LoL: A Rational Response

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Vilyra

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09-06-2012

Fizz isn't wearing any clothes....


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Vilyra

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09-06-2012

cho'gath, volibear, skarner, fizz,

all male, all nude.


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Master Sword

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09-06-2012

I honestly don't have a clue what you are talking about OP. I see numerous female champs in league garbed in various forms of armor and what not. They aren't all wearing low cut see through blouses.

A few skins change them to look like that, but it is done so to be appealing to people so that they will purchase the skin. It's no different than when a company runs an ad they use attractive people 90% of the time. You see a bill-board for female deodarent. Do you see an attractive slender woman applying deodorant or Rosie O'Donald?

You are subjectifying champions based on your own narrow perception but fail to actually take a hard look into it.


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DeusExLamina

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09-06-2012

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Originally Posted by Vilyra View Post
cho'gath, volibear, skarner, fizz,

all male, all nude.
Don't forget Gragas, he only has that loincloth.


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Phlogosis

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09-06-2012

This entire debate is summarized in this:

Draw a stick figure guy. Then add as few details as you can to turn it into a girl.

Longer hair.
Skirt, and by relation, hips.
BOOBS.
Eyelashes.

All these things are the things we identify as defining traits from gender neutrality. In most cases, when you see a person who is gender ambiguous, you think of a feminine male, or a masculine female. You don't think of absolute neutrality, because it doesn't exist. Without neutrality, everything falls apart.


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GaafGrohiik

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09-06-2012

women don't play LoL so I don't understand why anyone would care about this, ever.


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Ozlin

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09-06-2012

varus is also naked- he isn't wearing pants people, I'm outraged at male objectification...


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Thessalus

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09-06-2012

Wrong about men in the game. Generally speaking, men over the centuries, even among the nobility who would go to war, were fat. So, if Riot is striving to bring "reality" to the game, and depict things how they were, we wouldnt see Garen, a strong man in shiny armor, but instead, Garen, the fat and lyoal soldiar that had his face ruined by some disease.

So, complaining about Riot portraiting females as beautys is as silly as complaining about them making males not like they should have been in real life.


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KalastRaven

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09-06-2012

I really couldn't disagree more.

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So while men are attractive because of strength, toughness, capability, women are attractive precisely because they lack strength, toughness and capability.


First of all, this represents a value judgement that is pretty off. You are projecting off the facts your own cultural stereotypes.

Women are not "attractive" because of what they LACK. "Hi honey, you're really looking feeble today, I'm so turned on." LOL.

Second of all, you can't use the comparison of Sona to a warrior. She's NOT a warrior. She's a musician who plays a magical instrument. She doesn't have to conform to Amazonian laws about fitness. Janna is a mage, same deal. Mages can do whatever they want.

If any body type is unreasonable, it's the male mages with defined muscles. Didn't know Malzahar found time to go to the gym when he wasn't studying the void.

But...the point is, why do you want champions to look like real life historical warrior women? Do you think it would make the game look cooler or is it just to satisfy your social agenda?


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GaafGrohiik

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09-06-2012

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Wrong about men in the game. Generally speaking, men over the centuries, even among the nobility who would go to war, were fat. So, if Riot is striving to bring "reality" to the game, and depict things how they were, we wouldnt see Garen, a strong man in shiny armor, but instead, Garen, the fat and lyoal soldiar that had his face ruined by some disease.

So, complaining about Riot portraiting females as beautys is as silly as complaining about them making males not like they should have been in real life.
THIS.

Men are objectified just as much if not more than women, but you never hear any men complaining about it because most men DO NOT CARE. Women just have the ability to complain about it because they were second-class citizens not too long ago as far back as forever, and they care because they can. That's it.

To all the women who complain about women being objectified in games - stfu. Your argument was invalid before you even thought of it.


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