How 343 Industries gets equality wrong

Catholic In The 21st Century

Note #1: This post is me expressing my personal opinion.

Note #2: This post contains artistic depictions of male and female nudity.

With Halo 4, 343 got criticized because one of the two female characters, the A.I. Cortana, was naked.

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In response to this criticism, in Halo 5 343 made a male A.I., Governor Sloan, naked.

Governor

This makes me facepalm.

Halo Spartan

Here’s why:

When people criticize Cortana because she’s naked, I imagine it’s because people think “naked = sex” — that if a character is naked, than the reason has to do with sex.

When people see one of the two female characters in a story is naked all the time, the thought, understandably, is “Cortana is a sex object.”

That’s not how I, personally, choose to see Cortana.

How I see Cortana ties into why I have a problem with Governor Sloan being naked.

Here’s how:

Frank O’Connor, the Franchise…

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