So this has started happening. And it came out of no where. Recently when ever I go into the Able Sisters and I go to the accessory store, Labelle has started telling me the apparent “gender type” of an item. Whether its for men, women or unisex. I had a female item today, Lemon Pack, but didn’t think to screen shot it. It wasn’t till I spoke to my flat mate that I wanted to blog this.
It really really bothers me. Why does it matter what the target gender of an item is? I have men in my village that walk around in pink flowery tops. So why does the target gender of an accessory suddenly even matter? The wording annoys me so much “Worn regardless of gender”. And it wasn’t always like this. She has started doing this recently and my flat mate who has a save file in my village ( she doesn’t have a 3ds, so I let her borrow mine ), doesn’t get this with Labelle at all, just me. I suppose the fact this is even coded into the game is what bothers me the most. I am going to wear what I think will fit my tastes, and how I want my character to look, who cares if its for a man or a woman. In an odd way it makes me feel alienated. This isn’t the only thing that bothers me with gender in this game. I don’t know if this happens for men, I need to make a male character to find out, but when ever I’m on the boat coming too and from the island, Kapp’n pretty much hits on you and flirts with you. I guess not knowing if he gets like that towards both genders instils a level of “bothered”. I guess it upsets me a little because I shouldn’t be bothered by gender issues in this sort of game. My flat mate tries to justify Kapp’n to me, but I dunno, its a sweet casual game, I shouldn’t feel objectified by a turtle.
So I’m borrowing Chiaroko’s laptop atm as my desktop is broken and totally posted this to her blog by accident. Oops.