Yahoo’s avatar creator, well lets just say, is rather disappointing for a Womyn’s Studies graduate. The first step is choosing one’s sex with no gender options. So as I begin creating my avatar as a female, I find nothing that I can relate to. Although I was born a female and embrace it, I do not find myself embracing mainstream women’s hair stlyes and clothing. I felt more like a drag queen in the female avatar creator. Before saving anything, I backed out and started over. This time around I selectd the male option. Here I was able to idnetify with the hair and clothing options. This is what I ended up with.
This doesn’t necessarily look like me, but it is a lot closer than if I had gone with the female options. Later, I went back and tried to create a “female” version of myself. To do this though, I had to start from scratch. So above I have the Yahoo male and female version of myself. Come on yahoo, get with it. At least Wii allows females to choose from male and female hairstyles when creating a mii. Yahoo, welcome to the Wii age