Originally Posted by Angry Fork
Because 90% of games have crappy characters because game writing is mostly meh compared to TV/film. If people were really upset about characters "in general" than there wouldn't be a sole focus on Quiet, it would just be bitching about mgs5 as a whole.
Games having crappy characters typically have nothing to do with the fact that a man is a man, a woman being a crappy character usually has a lot to do with the way she's written and represented. An extreme example being Quiet, nothing about her makes sense yet everything about her is there to justify a character design that she wouldn't be wearing if she was allowed to be something more than a silent woman meant to be ogled at b the player.
For some reason people take Quiet seriously though and see it as a slight against them personally, even though the people most upset about it are probably men. Women don't give a shit because they're capable of making their own decisions about what media they consume, and if MGS isn't one of those they're not losing any sleep over it.
There are countless articles written about how terrible Quiet is written by both men and women yet you're trying to craft the narrative that it's only men complaining about her? Really?
Portraying sexualized women (or men) isn't a bad thing.
Context matters. In this context, it is a bad thing.
[QUOTE[Men have been "sexually objectified" in mgs games.[Q/UOTE]
Sexualization skews disproportionately towards the male gaze in MGS, more so as the series went on.
It doesn't matter at all to the real world because it's fiction.
This is stupid logic, as if the constant objectification of women in this medium hasn't had a devastating effect on a large part of the communities views about women, for a perfect example of this, consider that people are currently attempting to defend a depiction of a woman solely written to justify her wearing a thong and bikini while ironically questioning whether or not there's something wrong with the constant objectification of women in this medium.