Anyway, first off was Blood Bowl's post. As a bit of background, Blood Bowl's a bit of an odd tabletop football spinoff of Warhammer Fantasy. It has also had a couple PC games, a new one which is coming out sometime soon. I'm actually looking forward to the game, but my enthusiasm was tempered a little bit when they posted this picture as a celebration of International Women's Day:
That... uh... wow. Predictably, pretty much every comment on the photo was very angry at the insensitive nature of the post - after all, the picture represents an objectified male fantasy of a woman. On any other day I doubt anyone would have batted an eye at it, but trying to tie this into a celebration of women and women's liberation was just stupid... that said, I'm still gonna buy the game probably. When I reposted it though, the first commenter said something particularly dumb: "Honestly, it's lest sexist than another 'get back in the kitchen and make me a sandwich' joke"... well no shit, but that doesn't mean it gets a free pass either.
However, the Blood Bowl team has supreme tact compared to the official Morph Suits' photo celebrating Women's Day:
Literally, they posted this photo with the caption "Happy International Women's Day". This one doesn't even bother to hide the fact that it's sexist... in fact, I find it hard to believe that is isn't an intentional middle finger to the concept since it's brazenly putting the girl's breasts on front-and-center. Would you have even noticed there was a morph suit in the picture? Probably not (although maybe that says more about the male brain than anything). Anyway, on behalf of men who aren't total douchebags, I apologize for how stupid many of us were on March 8th... sorry!