So I finally unlocked my retainer, which is nice to have.
However, I didn't really realize you get to customize your retainer. I made mine a female.Which got me to wonder. Am I sexist?
A retainer seems like a subordinate, and here I am making my subordinate a female character. I know there's men out there that play female characters, but those characters become heroes. Strong and battle tested. My female goes to the market...
I could have just as easily made the retainer a male, but having a female pixelation next to me seems a little more aesthetically pleasing, at least to me. And no, it has nothing to do with phobias and such. I'm as liberal as they come on social issues and equality - but that's beside the point.
Furthermore, as I am creating my female pixelation and going through the list of customizable options, I began to wonder whether my view on women is also a bit unfair. Obviously the physical appearance would be something I that find pleasing, maybe based on what I find attractive in women. The face of one woman, the body of another, the lips of a third, hair of a fourth and so on. But, alas, there is no female with the mix of all the features that I find attractive. It kind of upset me that my idea of a beautiful is a collage of various features and unrealistic expectations. It's the imperfections that make someone, like a lady, beautiful. So I gave my retainer a bad haircut, scar, gender neutral name - and the independent personality.
Because ladies, you're not ugly, society is.
(or then again maybe I just other thought the whole process)