Technically, these games are supposed to be sports sims. So the rules of videogames that allow Chun Li to kick through brick walls with her thunder thighs don’t apply. If it’s a sim, it should attempt to represent the sport as realistically as possible. And you know what? In the real world, women simply do not have the physical traits to hang with men at the highest level. That’s not misogyny, that’s just pure scientific, biological and medical fact. All the stuff you see about the occasional girl making the boys teams in high school or D3 colleges or whatever, that’s not the highest level of competition. So those are not compelling or really even valid arguments for women in professional sports.
That doesn’t mean women’s sports should be abolished or doesn’t deserve support (at least at the collegiate level, let’s not even start on the WNBA) that just means that there’s no place for them at the professional men’s level.
Actually yeah let’s go there fuck it. Without the constant financial support of the NBA, the WNBA would already be dead. Years ago. Why? Because nobody bought tickets. Women weren’t watching it, they were watching the men. Men weren’t watching it. Pretty much only bulldyke feminist lesbians and moms bringing their kids who were in basketball watched it. Want to argue for women in a sports game? Prove there’s a market first. Because so far, there’s ZERO market for women’s sports in the US outside of tennis fans.