Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Twitter Essay: Feminine Monsters in Bioware games

Inspired by something posted by a twitter friend.

I've gotta say: I find the preponderance of horrifically feminine monsters in Bioware games - banshees, brood mothers - upsetting.

If a monster in a Bioware game is supposed to make you go "Oh god how awful!" it probably has exaggerated female sexual characteristics.

Granted, there are scary masculine things like Brutes or Abominations, but then they don't have huge dicks, do they?

I didn't love the brood mothers in DA for this reason, but it was easy to say, "well, it's one example." And then Banshees came along.

Masculine Bioware monsters are scary because alien or dangerous, while female monsters are scary because female.

Rant over, had to get it off my chest.

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