NetherRealm Studios thinks that they’re taking the moral high ground by not sexualizing their female cast in Mortal Kombat 11, which is kind of ironic from a game that is all about gutting and dismembering your opponents. But toning down on the females means that now it looks like the males are being sexualized.
With the girls wearing clothing that covers up most of their bodies, it really points out how underdressed the males are. At first we had a balance, but now with half of the cast clothed and the other half, half naked, it makes everything feel unbalanced.
When you look at it now, it makes you realize that in the end of the day, males and females were being sexualized. It’s just that we’ve never noticed because guys aren’t crying that girls get to see a male character’s bare pecs or bulge, but feminists have their guns ready at the sight of a cleavage or large breast.
This goes for a lot of fighting games. You may say that Chun Li and Cammy are overly sexualized, but have you seen Ryu, Vega and Zangief? And don’t get me started on Urien.
The male body in it's most perfect form.
So in the end of the day, everyone is being sexualized, and that’s not a bad thing. We need to have equal eye candy for men and women.
Do you think that Mortal Kombat 11 is going in a good direction? Was toning down on the females a good move? Should male and female be equally sexualized? Tell us in the comments below.