So, as it turns out, the lead writer for the new Tomb Raider is a lady. This is great news, but it does cast a weird light on the misogyny claims that were flying about when the game’s trailer revealed an attempted sexual assault on Ms. Croft.
The developers intended it as a defining moment for Lara: The first time she’s forced to take another human’s life, necessitated by extreme circumstances – but the public felt it was an unnecessary debasement of their hero.
Will anyone feel differently now that it seems apparent the scene was written by a woman?
(Personally, I’m withholding judgement until I’ve actually encountered the situation in its proper context.)
(- and, yeah, it appears I’m blogging again.)