I am a 2006 generation SLer, and I have got lately pretty much concerned about physical standards, and general attitudes towards females.
We will all agree that Second Life's community brought a lot of improvements, when it comes about depicting avatars. We saw a lot of fashions over the years, as the creators were feeding us with new outfits, meshing techniques, and creative ideas.
Now, it has been some years that I started to frown upon some sensation I got, which basically roughly started with mesh heads. Young faces. Very young faces, actually, fit on some skinny mesh bodies, up to very skinny...
To a point, that i have often that sensation, while I am shuffling me feet in many adult places, that the "good looking" avatars are all copy pasted from a unique standard, which is roughly about the body and face of a young girl around her 14-15 ies....in some occasions, I meet some that are built like they were 10....or 11 ! No hips, no chest, no waist, quite seriously juvenile.
Worse ! I happened to bring up publicly that ill sensation, and got pretty much scolded that I even did. It not only came from the male avatars being present, but also from female ones that made it clear that I was stepping on some dangerous ground.
Even worse ! A female friend of me got pointed as being , quoting "fat, with a wrong IMC, that might lead her to be dying prematurely, that was probably stealing the cakes of those she found too thin to be mature..."...Ugh...
I understand that some people wishes to negate somehow the impact of time on the avatars they wear, but lately, I must admit I got pretty much spooked by how things have been turning...
Are there more people that have felt such lately online ?
Thanks for participating.