There's a distinction to be made between designing a character to be physically attractive vs a sexual object - and I'll admit, it can be a tricky distinction, because I think everyone draws that line someplace slightly different. There's nothing wrong with designing a character, male or female, as an attractive one. Look at Elena Fisher or Rinoa - those are some damn pretty ladies, they are recognized by other characters in their game worlds as such, but the important thing to remember is that's not the purpose of their existence. The responses you see of people calling this or that woman a "hypocrite" and saying "so, what, you don't wear make-up, then? You don't like it when guys check you out?" are completely missing the point. Yes, people like to look attractive, both to themselves and others. But no one has that as their sole purpose for existing, and there is absolutely no reason why the game worlds can't reflect that.