Re: Tracer Joins the Nexus in Heroes of the Storm
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:35 pm
IskatuMesk wrote:All of the sites that guy lists are clickbait sites, so... yeah.
Time Magazine, among others? Well, you could define all magazines as 'clickbait' in that they want to catch your attention and get you reading their content. As far as whether the various authors are being disingenuous, their arguments echo what is often heard any time an issue like this crops up: That evocative imagery of women = objectification = bad. Such a line of thought depends on an underlying presupposition that sex, being sexual, or sexualization is inherently negative, devaluing, degrading, and shameful. Yet we wouldn't be here without sex, so how does that work?
There are strong parallels in both these cases. They both involve a 'butt pose', and were decried as sexual when the context doesn't support that assertion at all. Spider Woman is crawling about, and Tracer is looking over her shoulder. That's all. Both also have male counterparts in the exact same positions, too.
Looking deeper into the matter, I see Blizzard didn't actually agree with the objector and instead replaced the pose with a similar, but more playful, pinup-style pose.
Whether it was an honest miscommunication for which Blizzard apologized, a manufactured controversy marketing ploy, or a troll on SJWs, in the end I'm just glad the "sex-is-bad" mindset didn't win out.