I would have edited this ifIcould, butIcan’t (or can’t figure out how). However,Iwanted to qualify my previous comment now that my head has cooled.
Iwholeheartedly agree with your point.Ibelieve there are fundamental problems in how video games present female characters, and that, as the poster child for video game heroines, Lara Croft is also thereforeacrystallization of these problems. Pointing this out is fundamentallyagood thing, and should be done as much as possible. People who write about women in video games in sexist/mysogynist/disparaging terms should be called out on it.
Ijust think you chose your targets badly is all.Idon’t see how any of the quotes that you, well, quote pertaining to the reboot are in any way sexist. At worst they’re sarcastic. And they certainly aren’t as shocking as some of the shit that came out of the mouths of the very developers of the game. Maybe the article was satirical. Maybe you were trying to “do an Onion”. If it was and you were andIfailed to see it, my bad. If you were being serious, asIbelieve you were and as you are completely right to be when talking about subjects such as these,Ibelieve you went about it wrongheadedly, maybe trying to find sexism where there wasn’t any. And it’sashame, because it dilutes your point.Imyself was so focused on the wrongness of the targets thatIcompletely glossed over how salient your point is and how badly it needs to be made.
Ihope this was more productive.