JonTron just linked this image as an example of how men are stereotyped and exploited in video games I’m literally laughing out loud holy shit
for anyone who still doesn’t get it notice the background please
Fun fact: topless slave girls are COLLECTIBLES in this game.
See, the problem is that the guys objectification is empowering. You’re empowered because you’re taking advantage of the other objectified people.
Also, can my followers who like guys please comment on whether or not they find this guy sexually attractive?
nah, too much muscle. Muscle is hard… I want something soft to rest my head on! :P the only guy that i’ve ever been attracted to who has looked like this is Jason Momoa.
I personally like muscles. I adore them. They fascinate me.
But this Conan doesn’t look sexually attractive. He looks like he’s gonna kill me - he’s intimidating and forceful. I’d better stay away from him.
If he looked like this
I’d say “Well, hello sexy.”
Objectification and sexualization don’t really depend on character’s looks, even if they use it to objectificate and sexualize. They depend on character’s purpose and agency.
A girl character can run around with her titties exposed but still could be not sexualized.
Just my 2 cents
If like, Conan was a bit of a dorky outcast amongst a village of a ton of hypermasculine men and objectified women, who set off to prove his worth having been raised in this mindset and instead wound up saving the world with badass female warrior who kicks a ton of ass but is also a really sweet and complex character as well, and the entire thing is just a huge tongue-in-cheek critique of the misrepresentation of gender in western society and how “manliness” has inherently nothing to do with how big your muscles are or how many bitches you fuck, and femininity isn’t about having tig ol bitties and being a collectors item- they are the respect you give to others and the courage to be yourself in the face of all this bullshit where every character conquers their ill relationship to these harmful stereotypes by the end
oh wait that already exists as a movie
Ronal the Barbarian, it’s sooo R-rated like only european animation can be but it’s hilariously awesome, go find the subtitled danish version that isn’t butchered in English and see what I mean
the best part is that it’s advertising campaign/trailers were basically jabs at how shitty movies that they’re riffing on are advertised, too, with boobs and explosions, it’s amazing
….I should stream it. hmm