I can, actually. During the past few months, I've seen a lot men walking around downtown in nothing but shorts and sandals, completely bare-chested, due to the sweltering heat. The women, by contrast, usually are wearing tank tops at a minimum. I should add that we're at least 5 hours away from any nearby coastline or major body of water, so no excuse there.
Maybe women dress more... loosely... in media, but I see far more scantily clad men in real life than I do women.
Ha, looks like I got ninja'd by Tinny. Point still stands though.
I agree but that really wasn't my argument. The only reason I brought that up is because of the standards of what we consider objectification of the male body in comparison to women. Like what would the male counterpart of Cindy have to look like to be just as problematic in your eyes. What design choice would a male character have to have for you to say that's sexualized and objectifying.
My overall point is that its a double standard and it shouldn't matter either way as long as the character is well written and executed. Its a fantasy game for god sakes, sex appeal is to be expected.