Kim Warren tweeted the latest round of MTG Madness promotions: “Nissa” leaving very little to the imagination. This reignited the unsettled debate about the acceptability of sexualized depictions of women being used to advertise to the Magic community. For some, this was more ado about nothing. For others, it felt like a censorship crusade. For more still, it brought to light once more a reality about the community that makes them feel uncomfortable and even unwelcome.
Regardless of where your views fall on the issue of sexually objectified women being used to sell to Magic players, it’s clear that the debate continues. What do you think? Are you in the “sex sells, so what?” camp who views this as a victim-less crime or do you think that coupons with female Planeswalkers create an unwelcoming environment and shouldn’t be taken sitting down?
— Kim Warren (@Fellwolf) April 1, 2013
@dieplstks Do these Cosplays actually sell cards?
— Jonathan Medina (@mtgmedina) April 1, 2013
— Josh Milliken (@joshuamilliken) April 2, 2013
Another fucking stupid conversation happening about the nature of what’s offensive and who’s responsible for doing what. *rolls eyes*
— Geordie Tait (@Geordie_Tait) April 2, 2013
— Greg (@uselessend) April 1, 2013
— Chris Mascioli (@dieplstks) April 1, 2013
@dieplstks I think I could deal if they do Sorin in a thong next week. Eh? Eh?
— Lauren Orsini (@laureninspace) April 1, 2013
— Liz Cady (@JhoiraArtificer) April 1, 2013
— Marcus Hensing (@Lobster667) April 2, 2013
@thornmallow no I don’t find them harmful in any way honestly. They will either work, and they’ll make more. Or they won’t p, and they won’t
— Marshall Sutcliffe (@Marshall_LR) April 2, 2013
@marshall_lr these may not themselves be sleeves, but they’re a product of the same culture/mindset, and perpetuating it is bad.
— Jess Beasley (@thornmallow) April 2, 2013
— Mecha (@mechalink) April 1, 2013
— Heather Dawn (@Revisedangel) April 2, 2013
@marshall_lr saying its “annoying” to speak up about what makes you feel unwelcome is harmful to magic.
— Chad Havas (@torerotutor) April 2, 2013
— Jacen Chris Baker (@jcbhatestweeter) April 2, 2013
— David Stull (@gkStull) April 2, 2013
“some girls would be offended, usually ugly ones.” -Bertoncini. Arent these more egregious than other statements causing bans @helenebergeot
— Jack G (@Spelljackg) April 2, 2013
@smi77y why is this a bad thing?
— Timothy Jansen (@TPJansen) April 2, 2013
Maybe I’m just desensitized but bras and panties aren’t very exciting. A full costume though that makes me go howshe DO THAT. That I love.
— christine sprankle (@cspranklerun) April 2, 2013
Note to people defending sexy advertising – it’s OK to be sexually turned on by things but still know and admit they are objectionable.
— Adrienne Reynolds (@DreamtimeDrinne) April 2, 2013
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