Hey, I just looked up "doesn't fucking get it" in the dictionary, and I saw about 75% of the Giant Bomb community!
Good article, Patrick. This issue cannot be brought up and talked about enough in my opinion, though I wish most gamers (wait, should I change this to "men"?) weren't quite so thick-skulled. There's a difference between women presenting themselves in an attractive way and their being objectified. When companies (run by men, almost certainly) stick attractive women in skimpy clothes and put them alongside their products for no other purpose than to have them serve as eye candy, that's demeaning and disrespectful. They're playing to the lowest common denominator, and it's pitiful that the industry still panders to the CoD/Madden cocks (both literally and figuratively). It's like going to Cannes and seeing half-naked women presenting the next Harold and Kumar flick.
Oh, and fuck you, George Broussard.
Are these women slaves? Are they brainwashed? They are models working for money. I think you're being disrespectful by very negatively portraying the work that they do, as if it's somehow inappropriate and they are bad people for doing it...
How is it demeaning and disrespectful to notice that a person is attractive?
Noticing is one thing, ogling is another, doing so loudly and proudly towards a woman you don't even know who's just minding her own business and doesn't have time for creeps to stare at her nonstop... unrelated to the booth babes of course, it's their job to be the eye candy away from the product they are representing... wait, what?
Also, I love the 'NO U' in your post, very hilarious. Just as hilarious as the time where you missed the entire point (Along with a shitload of people posting) of the entire critique in the article. But the best part though, of all of this, is how defensive and outraged people are getting over this critique.