Lumen Melano wrote:
DoHo_ wrote:Plenty of women dress in bikinis and underwear are they being raped too? Because if so they are doing so quite willfully, but that's what feminism is: being free to be who you want to be and do what you want to do.
Woah, woah, woah. You're going to have to explain yourself there, because it looks like you are condoning women getting raped because of what they're wearing. Of course, only morons and religious leaders would think that way.
On topic: I think the hate is fine because it is usually sexuality to sell a product that has no inherent links to sexuality. Otherwise that would imply that Agent 47 sexuality is pertinent to his characterisation and therefore the gameplay. I suppose in that sense it is understandably to bring up binary correlation (this is suddenly getting all wordy) between Agent 47 calculated murders of a group of sexy nuns.
Personally I think it is tacky and gratuitous to sell Hitman this way, and it disappoints that this is the avenue they've taken.
I thought it might be taken that way, but that's not what I meant at all. As you said in your follow up sentence, only morons would think that way, and it seems that many people believe showing women in this manner is grounds for rape - in a sense that, women are there to be raped, in the same way that leaving a wallet somewhere means it's "just asking to be stolen". Of course just because something is presented in such a way does not mean it has been "asked" to be put into ANY context.
Other examples include people who believe they are racially vilified over even minor grievances; people who believe a naked child = paedophilia - in reality it's their intense focus and sensitivity to these issues that actually puts the subjects into the context they're so afraid of. If you go around fearing that every child is a sexual subject then that thinking is going to rub off on other people you inflict with it. A child to most, is a child, until, holy hell they are sexualised objects!
Take the trailer, they are bad **** women with heavy weapons, on the attack. They are not poor defenseless creatures in red riding hoods who are prey. They are wolves. No sane person would dream approach them, let alone try and over power them, nor is the context of their actions sexual. By putting them into a sexual light and by defeating them through violence, we've also been put into a position where we've innocently, unknowingly, unintentionally also defeated them sexually. Think of those "that's what she said" jokes - someone says something completely innocent, and now you can't even eat an ice cream without realizing what a raging homosexual you are and how much you like penis in your mouth.
My original point was that if these women were intended and ACTUALLY in a sexual light, then something as innocent as wearing a bikini or revealing clothing, would also, by this same definition/context, also be "sexual" and thus women who dressed that way would be (by the thinking of the aforementioned morons) willingly putting themselves into a sexual context.
Of course none of this is true and these people are morons.