the whole shitty oversexed male gazey concept of the asari is the main reason i’m never gonna play mass effect haha„,
OH MY GOD, THE ASARI MAKE ME SO GODDAMN MAD.
There’s a concept there in genderless aliens that mate without sex that COULD BE SO AWESOME.
But yeah mmhmm the asari are totally genderless. TOTALLY. Except we can’t decide if we want them to be a genderless society or a matriarchy, so we fuck BOTH up.
The biggest FUCK YOU comes from the first novel, where Anderson is musing on why all the Asari tend to be stuck in very sexualized roles, and it’s something along the lines of him assuming that they must like the attention or the roles society marginalizes them into. Which, uh, are you joking.
Why is it a rite of passage to be a sex worker? If they choose this, fine, but to rationalize it as somehow accepting the role other societies place them into?
G R O S S.
So they’re a “genderless” society made for male obsession with lesbianism. Or surface lesbianism, let’s face it, they assume that girls making out is a show put on for them, and not something we do because we genuinely like each other.
But then. THEN. After rationalizing this away was sexism-acceptance on a societal level, you’re going to tell me that having nymphomania is a disease and put me on a quest to kill a woman who kills with sex.
OF COURSE, HOW DID I NOT SEE THIS COMING.
Everything about Morinth is just. Disgusting. Assuming that sex in women is an addiction, and moreover a GENETIC DISORDER, that hysteria is actually a fucking existing thing, and that I’m supposed to kill her because of this. I know it’s theoretically because she’s a murderer herself, but when you tie her homicidal tendencies into her nymphomania, you are glorifying killing women because of sex, and that says
SO MANY FUCKED UP THINGS.
I hate the asari so goddamn much.
Why I absolutely, positively CANNOT STAND the Asari as a race.