Recently, Eurogamer posted an article containing snippets of an interview with Peter Barthalow aka Ravidrath from Reverge Labs about accusations of sexism against Skullgirls because of the art style and certain characters having big breasts and panty flashes. While Peter does bring up many good points, it’s pretty clear that whoever wrote the article took parts of the interview out of context. Whether or not it was intentional, it does make Reverge appear as if they’re justifying breast bouncing and panty flashes by the fact that their lead animator is female.
So Alex Ahad, the lead designer on Skullgirls, wrote a nice response to it on his Deviantart. Unfortunately, because he wrote it on his personal DA account and not a major gaming news site, a lot of people are going to miss out on it. It sucks because I feel he did an excellent job addressing the double standard that exists today in male and female character designs. Major respect to Alex, and maybe my linking of his response here can help him gain more exposure among the few people that frequent this site!
EDIT: SRK has it on their front page now!