"You're kind of like her helper." Because male characters don't need your help, but female ones do.
I'm not upset about the moaning and the attempted rape and all of that stuff. We'll have to see how it pans out in the final game to make any judgments on that. But these statements seem...blatantly sexist. It's just the executive producer, and I'm sure he isn't really a sexist, but this story made me feel weird. I wish he could just say "Lara is a woman, yes! Moving on." Instead, this guy dwells on how being a female protagonist is different by steeping it in this bullshit "men protect women" thing.
In sum, I'm a little drunk and am very concerned about this thing that, when you get right down to it, is really not that important at all. Cool!
I get what you're saying but man they just can't win can they? If they shut up they're misogynistic. If they emphasize the player's connection with her through a poor choice of words (i.e. protecting her) they're sexists.
the solution is to not compare her to a male character. Just saying, yes you'll want to protect this character, is probably right for what the game is, and if they had left it at that... but they specifically compare that to a male character. I mean I want to protect her, but I also wanted to protect Vincent from Catherine (poor guy), I just don't think the comparison between the sexes really helped here.