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Bayonetta and Feminists...

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Ayior Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I just can't understand why so many feminists complain about Bayonetta being a pure sex object and stuff. Sure she has her moves, but those are simply so over exaggerated that I take them as part of the humor. And seriously, she is tough isn't she?
...I am almost straw feminist and I don't get crazy over this.

What do you think about that?
Is it justified to sue her or not?
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XoPachi Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Not this topic again...
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synchronetta Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Feminists come in many different varieties. It seems to me, half of the feminists who know about Bayonetta support it as a "female empowerment" type of game while others are disgusted at how sexualized it is. It's best not to generalize that most feminists hate Bayonetta.

To be fair, a lot of feminists and women alike find it offensive that even though the game is a satire of hyper-sexualize females in video games, the material is still offensive and sexist/portrays women as objects. To some feminists, sexism is a very serious matter and jokes are never taken lightly. Jokes are seen as encouraging the stereotype and encouraging sexist behavior (which is true; an example is, it desensitize us from realizing and recognizing the actual problem with sexism) and I don't blame them at all for disliking Bayonetta.

On a side note, Bayonetta is my favorite slice'n'dice/beat-them-up action game and I find it to be much more enjoyable than (not recent) DmC games and God of War. My only gripe to people complaining about the game is when others have not actually played it and claim it's terrible because it's "soft-core porn".

...Because it's not soft-core porn.
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hydris Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
How does the game Bayonetta portray women as objects?
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synchronetta Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Let me reiterate -- I am saying this in the defense of feminists because SO many people on this topic is about to form a hate mob against feminists without even knowing true feminism.

Those aren't my sentiments. I love Bayonetta, and I view it as a satire on how women are often depicted in video games. I personally have no problems with the game. :D
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hydris Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
I see disapproval of some notions and thoughts otherwise, but I don't see a hate mob.

Only thought you may elaborate the first sentence of your second paragraph.
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synchronetta Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I didn't literally mean a hate mob. Yes, you're right. They are disapprovals and people generalizing that feminists are "men-haters" which isn't true. I'd have to suspect half of the disapprovals are from people with inefficient knowledge about feminism. You know what I mean.

I can't really elaborate on something that I don't 100% agree with, can I? I don't think she was an object at all, but I sure as hell heard it elsewhere from friends and online. I guess if you'd like to know more, you can search online? :)
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Blackrabbit98 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
the game overthinker (bob chipman) did a interesting video on her [link]
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Ayior Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Quite interesting.
sexually intimidating nails it! :D
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Blackrabbit98 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
ya, hes material is great
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SallysFunnyKiss Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's supposed to be funny. Why aren't feminists complaining over how Laura Croft was just designed to be a pair of boobs and nothing else?
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