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01.11.2013 , 06:24 AM | #5183
Quote: Originally Posted by Tatile View Post
Yes, but when the scientific fact is used to passive or micro-aggressively tell people how they're supposed to look, then you have a problem. Also height restrictions are part of "ideal woman" stereotypes (as well as "ideal man" stereotypes - Tom Cruise has to use boxes and such because he's 5'6" and therefore shorter than most other leads, including female leads who are often wearing 3-4" heels).

There are women who are over 6' and it used to be that these women would be "treated" for their height when they were growing girls, in the belief that if they were taller than most men, no one would want to marry them. Same thing happened to short boys.

Yes, taller women are somewhat rare, but that doesn't mean that they shouldn't be represented.

I should mention, though, that I think all the female models in this game have issues, and that height restrictions are only one of them.
I think that of both genders models myself (having issues). The problem isn't that they went for the ideal (because they didn't...or else we wouldnt have body 4).

The problem is TOR's charater customization just sucks And even if it was way more awesome, it would likely not do something people would then complain about. For instance, I can't think of one good character customization MMO that would make the body 4 male a possibility.