BeanX the Irrelevant wrote:
tossing a female lead in a game just to have a female lead would be pointless, and just pandering.
I agree with you on this point, but at the same time, I don't think it is really a choice between having few/no female leads and just "tossing in one" either. For me, the issue of female leads or not is less salient than the the hatred and vitriol expressed by people when someone even dared mention it. I mean, is it really so bad to hope/wish/want/advocate for more women leads in games? Do people deserve to be called names because they want that?
I mean, I don't think wanting to see more female leads in games makes you a C*nt or a B*tch - but people seem to think it's acceptable to call someone that cause they dared mention it.
And I'd like to see more diversity overall, which is why I think starting with representing women, which make up fully half the population on earth, is a good start.