I was thinking about making this post after playing Bioshock Infinite (Then BF4 announce no women and had to post) and found myself popping female soldiers heads off, I had to wonder what would a Feminist say about this.
My main thoughts are this.
Positive is. They are progressive and letting females to be recognized as equal and doing a role that has mainly been male in past times.
Negative is. You just popped a a female soldiers head off in a very gory way,allowing for males to feel gratification from the abuse and death or a woman!
And then EA/Dice announced no female soldiers in BF4.
Which the Positive is in my mind, you wont have a hundreds of men degrading the female body by leering at them and choosing to go one (still dont understand that.) out of preference, out of joke, out of sexual gratification and could even make them a target on the battlefield by pointing out their sexual organs. It is bad enough as is.
The Negative, there are female soldiers and female gamer's would much prefer to be female, I prefer to play male characters and can relate, except most women never get a choice. and the failure to represent that females play games, females serve in the armed force is a alienating a good portion of gamer's.
I would love to hear were Anita Sarkesian came in on this. I dont agree with her or like her, however she is currently the figure headof feminism in the world of games.
Infact I would like to hear any females views. As this hurts my head don the positives and the negatives.
However Id like to see any insight from anyone on the matter. AND REMEMBER keep things civil folks.