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Join Date: Nov 2012
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# 161
11-14-2012, 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by keestromp View Post
It looks to my like she trips, accidentally fires here phaser
well what did you expect, when you handed a gun to a female? You may also notice that in the background, all the other captains are flying their starships, but she apparently crashed hers!

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# 162
11-14-2012, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by velktra View Post
I'm female, and busty Vulcan phaser girl doesn't offend me in the slightest. That's one of the uniforms available for zen, so really... I can't see where there'd be a problem putting it out in the open.
It's more 'bout how differently men and women are portrayed. Men do not seem to be required to show off anything to be considered aesthetically pleasing :p

I'm not offended by that new cover girl. It's just sooooo cheap... But why should STO be any different than any other game
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# 163
11-14-2012, 06:37 AM
as a starfleet uniform (that we have years of TV to draw from) i think its inappropriate and aimed at young boys.

however, i dont consider it sexist either. real women have legs and breast, and quite a large number of them do like to wear revealing clothing. even in the 24th century it happens, so i cant agree its sexist as its very normal for women to dress similar to that.

but as a starfleet officer its not the sort of clothing i would expect. people might point to the short skits of the 23rd century and the skants of the 24th. troi's plunging neckline as well, although only from her off duty/councillor uniform. it does not bother me, but perhaps it should have been avoided.

the goofy running/falling and not looking where the phaser is aimed is what makes it more tacky for me.

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Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 82
# 164 Agree - New Cover is Sexist
11-14-2012, 06:39 AM
I was stuck by the blatant sexist display of the Romulan or Vulcan on the front of the website.
Do the Chinese owners of this game think that it will sell more zen?
Does it make players feel part of a family oriented game, or something more R rated?
Should the developers go a bit further, and host porn sites on the forums and take a cut of the referrals?

Bottom line, moronic idea to put a bent over, boobs busting out of a tight uniform, computer generated sex object on the front of the Star Trek online game.
L.R. Hubbard would not approve, neither do the players of this game.

Remove it.
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# 165
11-14-2012, 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by cotp0maurafey View Post
I was stuck by the blatant sexist display of the Romulan or Vulcan on the front of the website.
Do the Chinese owners of this game think that it will sell more zen?
Does it make players feel part of a family oriented game, or something more R rated?
Should the developers go a bit further, and host porn sites on the forums and take a cut of the referrals?

Bottom line, moronic idea to put a bent over, boobs busting out of a tight uniform, computer generated sex object on the front of the Star Trek online game.
L.R. Hubbard would not approve, neither do the players of this game.

Remove it.
Loser.

Anyway, I thought you'd be more dissappointed that she doesn't seem to be looking at whatever it is she's firing her weapon at. How does anyone expect to hit a target they aren't taking careful aim out.

Much like your posting history.
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# 166
11-14-2012, 06:45 AM
L.R. Hubbard?

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# 167
11-14-2012, 06:46 AM
Loser? You're reported for loser posting. LOLS!

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Originally Posted by thissler View Post
Loser.

Anyway, I thought you'd be more dissappointed that she doesn't seem to be looking at whatever it is she's firing her weapon at. How does anyone expect to hit a target they aren't taking careful aim out.

Much like your posting history.
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# 168
11-14-2012, 06:53 AM
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Originally Posted by captjamjamz View Post
He will live on in all of our hearts.
And by 'hearts', we mean 'the banner graphic below Phaser-girl's ample nacelles'.

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# 169
11-14-2012, 06:53 AM
ok, lets put it this way. would it be sexist if the woman was an orion or a klingon?

that look would totally be in keeping with what we have seen not only in the shows, but also in the game. that is how they dress, and they dont mind showing skin because they want to show it off. its their choice. if anything you'd be surprised if she was not showing skin.

so that raises the question if its ok for one female to dress like that, does it make it sexist for another because she comes from a different society?

you could argue a vulcan starfleet officer would never dress as an orion or klingon would, so the argument is they are adding over sexuality to someone that would not show off. but does that make it sexist or just inappropriate?

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# 170
11-14-2012, 06:59 AM
Not that I care about cleavage, but the image goes out of its way to show it off. Look at it closely, there are so many things "wrong" with the way it was drawn just to emphasize the sexy portrayal. The hair is blowing in a strange direction given her posture, she's not looking where she is firing her phaser, and her center of gravity is off. It makes me want to leave that page as quickly as possible.
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