**Spoilers for Heavy Rain, in case you're really slow and have never played it.**
I've been reading all over the place, most recently at Penny-Arcade, about how the new Tomb Raider is full of attempted rape, misogyny and uncomfortable violence against women. Now, I've watched all the trailers and gameplay that people have seen and I've seen none of that. All that comes to mind is one scene where a bad guy sort of puts his hand on Lara's hip and then she shoots him in the head. Wasn't there a similar scene in the first Mass Effect where you first meet Tali and the bad guys do something very similar? I don't understand why this time it's such a big deal. I mean, Heavy Rain, a game which I love dearly, didn't even get this kind of flack for having one of the main characters forced to strip at gunpoint, get attacked by robbers while she's in her underwear, get drugged and tied up by a crazy dentist who wants to drill her (quite literally), and in the DLC attacked and assaulted by a man who poses and stuffs dead women in his house. All of that sounds and looks a lot worse than what I've seen in the Tomb Raider trailers and gameplay.
Also, I know it's fun to make fun of how Lara is moaning and groaning all the time, but it seems pretty fitting for someone who is in her situation. People make fun of women's tennis too, but I don't really see a difference. I think people are really looking for excuses to make a big deal out of this game, honestly.
If there's something I missed in these trailers that is causing all this talk, please point it out to me.