Community Q: Bayonetta – Empowering or Exploitative?
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The world’s awash with news and review about SEGA’s hit title, Bayonetta. Most reference her arse and chest. The suggestive use of lollipops and overt sexuality have made her, almost overnight, one of the most instantly recognisable gaming characters ever. But is this down to an immersive, exciting gaming experience, or the peddling of cheap sexual thrills?
Following this interesting article over at GamePro, I was interested to hear your views about hypersexual, physically disproportionate Bayonetta. So our Community Q question today is . . .
Community Q: is Bayonetta empowering for women, or simply misogynistic and exploitative?