I honestly think that this Social Justice Warrior thing has gone too far. Why plastic soldiers have no women in the bag? Ridiculous.
About the article, me thinks that addressing Slaanesh as genderphobic and immature or offensive is pathetic and blatantly stupid. I think slaanesh is the most mature, gender-equal aspect of the game(he/she is a fucking hermaphrodite and would totally cheer knowing you are a drag, trans or have mixed sexuality.) What about the fascist - male driven - patriarchy Empire of star-holocaust? How comes that THAT is ok and absolutely halal for those fuckers that keep bashing their heads over gender policies in games?
Also, i've always wondered why saying "tits" loud is going to kill a 12 yo mind while "Exterminatus" is perfetly ok. Let's read something good about exterminatus (from WH40K wikia)
" they completely wiped out Istvaan III
's entire population of 16 billion people in only minutes, leaving the planet barren but habitable, if only just"
16 billions dead people is ok. Tits are not. basically you can go along the road and shout heil fucking hitler, but you better keep those tits in check, motherfucker.
"Imperial Virus Bombs release a special virus known as the Life-eater Virus that was genetically designed to quickly spread and destroy all organic cellular structures it infects, reducing all planetary life, whether flora or fauna, to an undifferentiated organic sludge of biochemicals and organic gasses as a by-product, both of which are highly flammable. Exterminatus protocols dictate that a lance
strike or an incendiary device be deployed to ignite the byproducts and turn the atmosphere into a firestorm that usually takes out whatever life may be left."
Again, it's ok to portray an entire planet (made of people like you, me, the baker, the mechanic over there, that mother with toddler there) just sludging its way to the grond due to virus induced liquefaction. And then become a ball of fire. Ok then. Totally sane.
I bet a lot of the foreign fighters in Siria And Libia took some of the WH40K novels too seriously. And not the sexy parts.
Also, why the hell Slaanesh is considered to be just the god of kinky sex? He is not. If i say "lust, excess, pride, perfection. Also with exposed female breast" and you laugh 'cause you only heard "breast", i am mature and you are not.
I fear that an Age of Sigmar treatment is coming for slaanesh in 40K too, thanks to people like this moron who wrote that (interesting but) stupid article.
If anything, mature aspects of the game, not involving violence, should be further developed, at least in the books if not in the game itself.
Ok. Rant over.
i like your rants.