Anyway...back to the topic...
1. attitudes or behavior based on traditional stereotypes of sexual roles.
2. discrimination or devaluation based on a person's sex, as in restricted job opportunities; especially, such discrimination directed against women.
I beg to differ. Traditional sexual/gender roles for women are, among other things, that they are passive and pretty. This emphasizes both of those.
How is the cartoon panda emphasizing that you are passive?
And does giving a female a compliment on her looks always have to be a bad thing?
When I meet older men for the first time (usually friends of the family), getting complimented on my looks does happen. But it's just that: a compliment. Why would I get offended over a compliment? Just because you think someone is pretty/handsome does not necessarily mean you are sexually attracted to them. The cartoon panda in question is not sexually objectifying your avatar, he is just openly complimenting it. And yes, maybe he is judging your avatar based on his/her looks, but anyone who says they never judge strangers based on their looks is a liar and an idiot.
It would be one thing if we were talking about a woman irl who is getting paid less than her male counterpart, or maybe another girl who wasn't allowed to join an organization based on her gender, or something like that. But in this particular situation, I think it's best to stay positive and give the writer (and the cartoon panda!) the benefit of the doubt. No harm was intended, it is a video game, keep calm and carry on.
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