I am so glad that a post about this issue finally got red-recognized. I love this game so much and this is the only glaring issue that keeps it from being perfect in my mind.
Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against "idealized form" characters. My issue is, EVERY female champion (excluding yordles, and Anivia, but she's just a bird) is an idealization of the female form. At least the male side gets champions like Urgot, Cho'gath, Rammus, Zilean, Gragas, etc. They're certainly not physically attractive in any way, but they're interesting characters and they're cool and that's why people play them. Why can't we have female characters that are valuable for reasons other than how "sexy" they look? Even the female "monster" champ is just a sexy lady torso slapped on a snake's tail ;_;
I guess it just requires more careful consideration of what makes a female champion female. Like, are Kog' Maw and Cho' Gath male simply because of the absence of breasts? They don't have abs or mustaches or anything, so what makes them male? Do female champions need huge boobs, long hair, and tiny clothes to be female?
This is just something that I've been thinking about for a long time and discussing with other friends of mine (both male and female) who are also frustrated with the homogenous body design of female champions.
I still definitely love League's visual style and designs in general, and I hope the artists take this discussion and critique as an opportunity to really push the envelope of character design and be more innovative and all that good stuff.