So ...

+Fred Hicks  posts the following article from Bitch Magazine's website.

http://bitchmagazine.org/post/save-vs-sexism-kickstarting-sexism

I reply:
"I must be missing something. Was either the Kickstarter project or the article at Bitch magazine's website supposed to be controversial in some way?"

and

"Still genuinely not seeing either the controversy or the reason for being upset."

To which he replies:
"The pictures shown in the article are the tamest of the faux-porn presentation of women throughout the product images on Kickstarter. They made me sick to my stomach.
Porn's cheap and abundant enough at this point that I don't think we need to keep shoving it into every uncomfortable nook and cranny of the hobby.
Can't see that? I'm sorry. Try harder. Start with your eyes. And pretend you're trying to engage your (real or not) young daughter in this hobby."

Now, I intended to reply:

I have looked at the pics on the Bitch Magazine article. I have looked at the pics in the "Kingdom Death" website gallery:
http://kingdomdeath.com/
And at the pics on the frontpage of the Kickstarter linked in the article:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/poots/kingdom-death-monster
I have not yet gone through the entire updates section.

"Start with your eyes"? I'm not being sarcastic, and am genuinely asking what's so offensive. As far as engaging with children, I work with teens and literacy, and most of the teens I work with enjoy gaming, comics, and anime, and I routinely engage them in discussions about what they enjoy and why, including portrayals of characters in art and literature."

Yet, when I attempted to reply, I was apparently banned from further comments.

So ... if one doesn't want to actually discuss a topic, why post about it online, especially on a social networking tool like Google +?
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