gendered armour

In our World of Warcraft Reader (it’s in copyediting now, MIT Press says it should be published Spring 2008) Hilde Corneliussen’s chapter discusses the way gender is used in the game. Among other things, she shows how different races and cities are very clearly gendered in different ways – it’s really an interesting piece. Anyway, in the chapter she mentions how some armour looks rather different on female characters than on men – although it’ll offer the same protection no matter what your character’s gender is. At Linn‘s sister Christin’s blog, Strumpet’s Life I found this amusing comic strip that shows the situation beautifully:
comic strip about gendered clothes in WoW

18. July 2007 by Jill

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