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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 18
02-26-2011, 10:13 AM
Showing skin is immoral? Or is it the amount of skin? Or is it the nature of the amount of skin?

Does it become okay if the skin showing option is for both genders, or is it specifically bad because the women have it? If it's the later, than aren't you just as bad for saying something is 'okay' for one gender, but not okay for the other? Obviously there are standards that need to be kept - and Cryptic keeps those by following the ESRB and doing their best to keep a healthy rating.

Ultimately, this is not Cryptic's grand plan to be sexist or amoral. This was a costume design that was on a magazine cover. Costume options were posted in a poll. This was one of the ones that won. They went out of their way to go add other options to other characters - they made a decidedly female-only cleavage-showing 'sexy' outfit into a costume package for both genders as well as having multiple options.

You'll never be rid of the costume options. People paid for them because they wanted them. And people wanted them because they thought it was "sexy", I'm sure - but the options are there, and I'm sure you could come up with some creative character reasons why you would or might have them, if you were so inclined.

Honestly, the best compromise is the solutions offered previous. There should be shirtless options for men under their uniforms, and there should be shirt options for women.