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Molly Wood of CNET, speaking to the Verge in Samsung weird: how a phone launch went from Broadway glitz to sexist mess
ProTip: There’s “a heroine or villainess who is ‘strong and in charge,’ who may enjoy her sexuality, but does not use it as a form of control or barter system.”
Exhibit A: Lara Croft from Tomb Raider.
Then there’s “a heroine or villainess who not only enjoys her sexuality, but uses it as a form of control and/or bartering system and walks around like she’s one pizza delivery guy’s visit from shooting a cosplay porno.”
Exhibit B: Catwoman in Batman: Arkham City.
Massive, massive difference, kids.
Tech: boasting to be one of the most forward-thinking industries on paper, yet rife with stories of misogyny.