History Main / SlidingScaleOfGenderInequality

1st Dec '16 9:16:48 AM NubianSatyress
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* ''Videogame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'', as a generalization, tends to abide by traditional gender roles alongside rare "exceptional" cases. For instance, almost every bandit, thug, henchman and soldier Geralt encounters is male, the vast majority of important female characters are young and beautiful, while most important male ones are tough and weathered. Most heads of state are men, and that continues all the way down to local barons and village ealdormen. Named female characters who are considered adept in male fields (like combat or craftsmanship) are treated as [[YouGoGirl exceptional pioneers]] who are not just good but [[PositiveDiscrimination better]] and [[WomenAreWiser wiser]] than men. When subjects like rape and spousal abuse become a plot point, it's always male-on-female. SeveraPart of this can be attributed to DeliberateValuesDissonance, since the game is meant to reflect medieval social mores (including one quest where a homosexual man considers himself a "freak").

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* ''Videogame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'', as a generalization, tends to abide by traditional gender roles alongside rare "exceptional" cases. For instance, almost every bandit, thug, henchman and soldier Geralt encounters is male, the vast majority of important female characters are young and beautiful, while most important male ones are tough and weathered. Most heads of state are men, and that continues all the way down to local barons and village ealdormen. Named female characters who are considered adept in male fields (like combat or craftsmanship) are treated as [[YouGoGirl exceptional pioneers]] who are not just good but [[PositiveDiscrimination better]] and [[WomenAreWiser wiser]] than men. When subjects like rape and spousal abuse become a plot point, it's always male-on-female. SeveraPart Much of this can be attributed to DeliberateValuesDissonance, since the game is meant to reflect medieval social mores (including mores. At one quest where point, the female {{Deuteragonist}} Ciri is praised by a homosexual man considers himself group of soldiers for being an ActionGirl, but she's treated as an exception with one of the soldiers then questioning her ability to ride a "freak"). horse since most women he knows "can't ride anything other than a cock proper".
1st Dec '16 9:09:47 AM NubianSatyress
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* ''Videogame/TheWitcher''. Every time you sleep with a woman, you are rewarded with a card that picture her doing something "sexy" (like strangling a chicken (?!?!)). There are several important women, but they are all obsessed with Geralt and defined largely by their sexual allure.

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* ''Videogame/TheWitcher''.
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Every time you sleep with a woman, you are rewarded with a card that picture her doing something "sexy" (like strangling a chicken (?!?!)). There are several important women, but they are all obsessed with Geralt and defined largely by their sexual allure.allure.
** Succubi in this series are [[NonMaliciousMonster harmless]] and thus a complete package of male sexual fantasy. There is zero downside to having sex with one, as they're all absurdly beautiful and kinky, and have few concerns outside of giving and seeking sexual pleasure. While we're told that their male equivalents (incubi) exist, we've never seen one or any other creature which would reverse genders. [[MonsterMisogyny Any monster that desires human women are hostile and deadly]], as a ''rule''.



* ''Videogame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'', as a generalization, tends to abide by traditional gender roles alongside rare "exceptional" cases. For instance, almost every bandit, thug, henchman and soldier Geralt encounters is male, the vast majority of important female characters are young and beautiful, while most important male ones are tough and weathered. Most heads of state are men, and that continues all the way down to local barons and village ealdormen. Named female characters who are considered adept in male fields (like combat or craftsmanship) are treated as [[YouGoGirl exceptional pioneers]] who are not just good but [[PositiveDiscrimination better than and [[WomenAreWiser wiser]] than men. When subjects like rape and spousal abuse become a plot point, it's always male-on-female. Part of this can be attributed to DeliberateValuesDissonance, since the game is meant to reflect medieval social mores (including one quest where a homosexual man considers himself a "freak").

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* ''Videogame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'', as a generalization, tends to abide by traditional gender roles alongside rare "exceptional" cases. For instance, almost every bandit, thug, henchman and soldier Geralt encounters is male, the vast majority of important female characters are young and beautiful, while most important male ones are tough and weathered. Most heads of state are men, and that continues all the way down to local barons and village ealdormen. Named female characters who are considered adept in male fields (like combat or craftsmanship) are treated as [[YouGoGirl exceptional pioneers]] who are not just good but [[PositiveDiscrimination better than better]] and [[WomenAreWiser wiser]] than men. When subjects like rape and spousal abuse become a plot point, it's always male-on-female. Part SeveraPart of this can be attributed to DeliberateValuesDissonance, since the game is meant to reflect medieval social mores (including one quest where a homosexual man considers himself a "freak")."freak").
1st Dec '16 3:24:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' may fit here: although most of the characters are men, the few female characters that exist are very strong personalities and in Galadriel's case, quite powerful. This probably explains why Arwen is written to be significantly more {{Badass}} in the first film, although she suffers from Chickification later on.

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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' may fit here: although most of the characters are men, the few female characters that exist are very strong personalities and in Galadriel's case, quite powerful. This probably explains why Arwen is written to be significantly more {{Badass}} badass in the first film, although she suffers from Chickification later on.
30th Nov '16 8:03:29 PM sayaleviathan
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* ''Anime/Shirobako'': There's no glass ceiling in this one since this is based on RealLife experience (except for one character who made a sexist comment on the main character but he got better). You get to see male and female workers drawing for character designs, key animation, 3D animation, editing etc. The five female leads were only concerned on how they can advance their career. Despite that we never saw some female directors or producers; Aoi Miyamori really aspires to produce her own anime in the future. The animes that the studio produced are {{Moe}} but the staff clearly wants to make a great anime that would make their audiences enjoy and not for money.
30th Nov '16 8:02:28 PM sayaleviathan
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* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' games: In contrast to ''Samurai Warriors''(see below), ''Basara'' only has ''eight'' playable female characters who have less significant roles in the story with the exception of Oichi, Naotora Ii and possibly the GenderFlip Saika Magoichi. Considering that the game took place in 1500’s, [[NeverASelfMadeWoman it’s justified]]. But once it’s obvious that the developers made it clear that they won’t be adding more female playable characters in Sanada Yukimura’s spinoff game, it made players think that the franchise is gearing for the yaoi fandom with a CastOfPrettyBoys which made it detrimental for the franchise to slide further to the “Know Your Place, Women” level.



* ''Literature/KushielsLegacy'' zigzags from Whores, Whores, Whores and this back and forth. In a Watsonian perspective, most of the female characters such as Phedre and Melisandre are skilled in manipulation, diplomacy, espionage and politics and Terre d'Ange has a Queen and don't discriminate gender since it's an EternalSexualFreedom and the prostitution is treated with respect. But in a Doylist perspective, they're not exactly equal in gender since most of the D'Angeline female character we've encountered are good in sex or know a thing about sex which employs AllWomenAreLustful and there's a lack of female warriors. Phedre is a courtesan whose only job is to spy and seduce regardless of gender and are several times that she was raped and tortured. Outside of Terre d' Ange, the women weren't treated very well and prostitutes are treated like second-class citizens. It gets worse by the time, Imriel became the POV characters and several major female characters such as Phedre are demoted to secondary characters.

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* ''Literature/KushielsLegacy'' zigzags from Whores, Whores, Whores and this back and forth. In a Watsonian perspective, most of the female characters such as Phedre and Melisandre are skilled in manipulation, diplomacy, espionage and politics and Terre d'Ange has a Queen and don't discriminate gender since it's an EternalSexualFreedom and the prostitution is treated with respect. But in a Doylist perspective, they're not exactly equal in gender since most of the D'Angeline female character we've encountered are good in sex or know a thing about sex which employs AllWomenAreLustful and there's a lack of female warriors. Phedre is a courtesan whose only job is to spy and seduce regardless of gender and there are several times that she was raped and tortured. Outside of Terre d' Ange, the women weren't treated very well and prostitutes are treated like second-class citizens. It gets worse by the time, Imriel became the POV characters character and several major female characters such as Phedre are demoted to secondary characters.




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* ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'': In contrast to ''SengokuBasara'', ''Warriors'' has ''fourteen'' female playable characters as of ''Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru'' and the recent games have individual storylines for some of them (such as Koshosho, Lady Hayakawa and Gracia Hosokawa). Unlike ''Dynasty Warriors'', several female characters do made contributions in the battlefield and they have female {{Mooks}} who are guarding them. However, in history, the women of the SengokuPeriod rarely played significant roles except a few (such as Kai, Naotora Ii, Gracia Hosokawa among others) which is why the storylines in the games are mostly fictional.
29th Nov '16 1:59:29 PM NubianSatyress
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* ''Videogame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'', as a generalization, tends to abide by traditional gender roles alongside rare "exceptional" cases. For instance, almost every bandit, thug, henchman and soldier Geralt encounters is male, the vast majority of important female characters are young and beautiful, while most important male ones are tough and weathered. Most heads of state are men, and that continues all the way down to local barons and village ealdormen. Named female characters who are considered adept in male fields (like combat or craftsmanship) are treated as [[YouGoGirl exceptional pioneers]] who are not just good but [[PositiveDiscrimination better than and [[WomenAreWiser wiser]] than men. When subjects like rape and spousal abuse become a plot point, it's always male-on-female. Part of this can be attributed to DeliberateValuesDissonance, since the game is meant to reflect medieval social mores (including one quest where a homosexual man considers himself a "freak").



* ''Videogame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'', as a generalization, tends to abide by traditional gender roles alongside rare "exceptional" cases. For instance, almost every bandit, thug, henchman and soldier Geralt encounters is male, the vast majority of important female characters are young and beautiful, while most important male ones are tough and weathered. Named female characters who are considered adept in male fields (like combat or craftsmanship) are treated as [[YouGoGirl exceptional pioneers]] who are not just good but [[PositiveDiscrimination better than and [[WomenAreWiser wiser]] than men. When subjects like rape and spousal abuse become a plot point, it's always male-on-female. Part of this can be attributed to DeliberateValuesDissonance, since the game is meant to reflect medieval social mores (including one quest where a homosexual man considers himself a "freak").

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* ''Videogame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'', as a generalization, tends to abide by traditional gender roles alongside rare "exceptional" cases. For instance, almost every bandit, thug, henchman and soldier Geralt encounters is male, the vast majority of important female characters are young and beautiful, while most important male ones are tough and weathered. Named female characters who are considered adept in male fields (like combat or craftsmanship) are treated as [[YouGoGirl exceptional pioneers]] who are not just good but [[PositiveDiscrimination better than and [[WomenAreWiser wiser]] than men. When subjects like rape and spousal abuse become a plot point, it's always male-on-female. Part of this can be attributed to DeliberateValuesDissonance, since the game is meant to reflect medieval social mores (including one quest where a homosexual man considers himself a "freak").
29th Nov '16 1:57:34 PM NubianSatyress
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** Thankfully, the treatment of women improved quite drastically in [[VideoGame/TheWitcher2AssassinsOfKings both]] [[VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt sequels]], with ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'' in particular being praised for having some of the most empowering and memorable female characters in recent memory, such as Ciri, Triss, and Yennefer.

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** Thankfully, the treatment of women improved quite drastically in [[VideoGame/TheWitcher2AssassinsOfKings both]] [[VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt sequels]], with ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'' in particular being praised for having some of the most empowering and memorable female characters in recent memory, such as Ciri, Triss, and Yennefer. For that game, see the next section down.



* ''Franchise/TheWitcher'', as a generalization, tends to abide by traditional gender roles alongside rare "exceptional" cases. For instance, almost every bandit, thug, henchman and soldier Geralt encounters is male, the vast majority of important female characters are young and beautiful, while most important male ones are tough and weathered. Named female characters who are considered adept in male fields (like combat or craftsmanship) are treated as [[YouGoGirl exceptional pioneers]] who are not just good but [[PositiveDiscrimination better than and [[WomenAreWiser wiser]] than men. When subjects like rape and spousal abuse become a plot point, it's always male-on-female. Part of this can be attributed to DeliberateValuesDissonance, since the game is meant to reflect medieval social mores (including one quest where a homosexual man considers himself a "freak").

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* ''Franchise/TheWitcher'', ''Videogame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'', as a generalization, tends to abide by traditional gender roles alongside rare "exceptional" cases. For instance, almost every bandit, thug, henchman and soldier Geralt encounters is male, the vast majority of important female characters are young and beautiful, while most important male ones are tough and weathered. Named female characters who are considered adept in male fields (like combat or craftsmanship) are treated as [[YouGoGirl exceptional pioneers]] who are not just good but [[PositiveDiscrimination better than and [[WomenAreWiser wiser]] than men. When subjects like rape and spousal abuse become a plot point, it's always male-on-female. Part of this can be attributed to DeliberateValuesDissonance, since the game is meant to reflect medieval social mores (including one quest where a homosexual man considers himself a "freak").
29th Nov '16 1:55:53 PM NubianSatyress
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* ''Franchise/TheWitcher'', as a generalization, tends to abide by traditional gender roles alongside rare "exceptional" cases. For instance, almost every bandit, thug, henchman and soldier Geralt encounters is male, the vast majority of important female characters are young and beautiful, while most important male ones are tough and weathered. Named female characters who are considered adept in male fields (like combat or craftsmanship) are treated as [[YouGoGirl exceptional pioneers]] who are not just good but [[PositiveDiscrimination better than and [[WomenAreWiser wiser]] than men. When subjects like rape and spousal abuse become a plot point, it's always male-on-female. Part of this can be attributed to DeliberateValuesDissonance, since the game is meant to reflect medieval social mores (including one quest where a homosexual man considers himself a "freak").
5th Nov '16 10:22:21 AM UltimateLazer
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' from a gameplay perspective have almost as many female badasses as there are males. In the story, which is told in the ExtendedUniverse, they're just as central to the plot as their male counterparts, whether they be on the side of good (Tracer, Mercy), evil (Widowmaker, Sombra), are morally ambiguous (Symmetra), or are a core part of the backstory (Ana). There's no implication that gender holds someone back at all in this universe, with the good guys accepting of both genders and even the villains being EqualOpportunityEvil.
4th Nov '16 11:44:47 AM Mhazard
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* ''Franchise/DeadSpace'' features several women in the supporting cast. Unfortunately, they almost universally serve as DamselsInDistress (Nicole in the first game, Lexine in ''Extraction'', Ellie in the third), or as MissionControl. ''VideoGame/DeadSpaceExtraction'', ''VideoGame/DeadSpace2'', and the iOS version make noble efforts to include genuine [[ActionGirl Action Girls]] like Karen Howell, Ellie Langford, and [[spoiler: Vandal, AKA Karrie Norton]], who is actually [[spoiler: the playable protagonist]] of the iOS edition. However, she's a rather blatant case of [[spoiler: SamusIsAGirl]], and Ellie Langford--despite establishing herself as a total {{Badass}} in the second game--undergoes a massive case of BadassDecay in between games, turning her into a FauxActionGirl. ''VideoGame/DeadSpace3'' features a (long dead) female admiral as well as a female EDF pilot aboard the ''Eudora'' who gets minimal screen time before [[spoiler: being killed off]]. ''Film/DeadSpaceAftermath'' is probably the best the series gets when it comes to female characters, since it stars an absolutely {{Badass}} ActionGirl and features multiple other minor female characters who prove themselves to be just as capable as the men.

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* ''Franchise/DeadSpace'' features several women in the supporting cast. Unfortunately, they almost universally serve as DamselsInDistress (Nicole in the first game, Lexine in ''Extraction'', Ellie in the third), or as MissionControl.MissionControl (Kendra in the first game, [[spoiler: who turns out to be TheMole and is ultimately killed by the [[FinalBoss Hive Mind]]]]). ''VideoGame/DeadSpaceExtraction'', ''VideoGame/DeadSpace2'', and the iOS version make noble efforts to include genuine [[ActionGirl Action Girls]] like Karen Howell, Ellie Langford, and [[spoiler: Vandal, AKA Karrie Norton]], who is actually [[spoiler: the playable protagonist]] of the iOS edition. However, she's a rather blatant case of [[spoiler: SamusIsAGirl]], and Ellie Langford--despite establishing herself as a total {{Badass}} in the second game--undergoes a massive case of BadassDecay in between games, turning her into a FauxActionGirl. ''VideoGame/DeadSpace3'' features a (long dead) female admiral as well as a female EDF pilot aboard the ''Eudora'' who gets minimal screen time before [[spoiler: being killed off]]. ''Film/DeadSpaceAftermath'' is probably the best the series gets when it comes to female characters, since it stars an absolutely {{Badass}} ActionGirl and features multiple other minor female characters who prove themselves to be just as capable as the men.
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