Hmm, watching various fandom stuff unfold on my dash has got me thinking. I love Star Wars. Love it. However, I think part of the reason I cling so hard to SWTOR is that I have the power to finally make it so I can see women in roles I almost never get to see them in. Not only is there fairly good gender representation in the game universe but, since I make the heroes, I get a say in who ultimately saves the day.
The padawan who rises up to fight the greatest evil in the galaxy? A lady. Some of the strongest Sith in the Empire? Ladies. The smuggler who has wacky adventures? Lady. The badass bounty hunter? Also a lady. Ladies all across the board.
I’m not saying SWTOR is wholly unique in this regard nor is it perfect. The crews still skew heavily male and sometimes I feel like if it weren’t for the need to include a woman for guys to romance, they might be entirely male. Still, it’s nice. It feels good.