misogyny isn’t samus getting a realistic portrayal in other m
misogyny is drawing constant rape art of her, talking about how much sex she should have (regardless of her consent), drawing her nonstop in skimpy outfits with obscene breast sizes, and then saying that she’s not allowed to be vulnerable in any way, shape, or form
A) It’s possible for multiple things to be misogynistic.
B) If Other M portrayed anything at all realistically, you’d have a point. But the story is loaded with basic character motivation and presentation problems, even before you get to the misogyny.
It’s not that Samus isn’t allowed to be vulnerable in any way, shape or form. (Hell, she was dying on the ground in Super Metroid before the hatching dropped in to save her. No one complained about that.) It’s that the way she’s depicted in Other M isn’t consistent with player’s previous experiences with her in other games.
The Ridley scene, for instance, might be okay if it was actually explained in-game what happened to her parents and that she had PTSD. Expecting the player to have read an obscure manga is simply bad presentation and storytelling. Even if they did, it would still be problematic because her PTSD doesn’t surface in any of the other games while fighting Ridley, nor anywhere else in Other M. It’s used as a plot device to “kill off” Anthony, rather than an actual consistent character trait.
I’m not going to get into the problems with Adam, but this article does a damn good job.
C) I’d wager that most of the people who call Other M’s story Misogyny are equally or moreso disgusted with the crude and disgusting drawings you speak of. In fact, a lot of people hate that Samus’ portrayal in Other M feeds directly to those artist’s depictions.
Bolded for emphasis because yes.
Also I wrote a thing a while back on how to let your badass protag be in a situation where she needs to be rescued without shitting on her and OH LOOK they all involve Samus vs. Ridley WHOA.