Originally Posted by MathMage
Hey, guys? Guys? Can we clear up just one thing here?
A lot of the male champions look stupid too. Kassadin's muscles aren't just ripped, they're WTF ridiculous. Tryndamere is a ****ing brick. Traditional Lee Sin has the same stupid upside-down pyramid torso that Tryndamere's old skin had. Varus is randomly naked down to where I'd expect his uppermost pubic hair to start showing through, if he still has any after what happened to him.
That doesn't mean the female champions don't have an issue with sexualization. It means BOTH genders have problems that should be fixed.
So can the feminists please stop arguing that the male skins have no significant problems? And can the Riot apologists please stop arguing that because male skins are also sexualized (debatable), that this somehow makes everything okay because both genders are equally badly portrayed?
At least these exaggerations have some connection to the power these champions possess and the nature of their skills. Kassadin being ripped doesn't necessarily make sense, though, since he's supposed to be void-infused. A spindly, half-immaterial look might've made more sense.
MF, Ahri, and Cass... at least lore-wise it makes sense for them to be seductive, or to at least try to be. (Though again, Cass is, lore-wise, supposed to be a hideous freak, but she's actually a sexy snake lady)