Messages like these make me so happy ♥ I’m so so glad I was able to teach you something!
To be honest, I didn’t really notice it myself at first - when they had that Facebook voting thing, I happily voted for the redhead (because both the default and my customs were redheads) and asked others to do so as well, but after a few days the lack of replies as to why the original default wasn’t even an option started to really bother me, and I thought more about how all the Shepards presented to us were conventionally attractive in a way that original default isn’t - she’s not unappealing, but her edges are considerably rougher than those of the women we saw, than those of the woman who is on the game cover. And then I played the game with the original default Jane for the second time and really looked at her and I was filled with both sadness and anger and the rest is, as they say, history. I fell in love with this woman all over again and started being angry and now I have people coming to me and telling me that I’ve taught them something through my love and anger.
The Internet is a beautiful place sometimes.
Keep looking critically at the media you consume but don’t let the problematic things stop you from enjoying the good parts ♥♥