I love fantasy and sci-fi. Really love them – that’s one of the geeky things my OH and I share. Comics, films, games – anything. But more often than not I get cross about the way women are portrayed.
When the new version of Dungeons and Dragons came out there was a new race – the Dragonborn. They are cool, lizard like things – but D&D drew them with breasts. And big ones at that. WTF? lizards don’t even have mammary glands….
Let’s not even talk about Suckerpunch.
Or, well lots of stuff.
I get really irate and it can ruin an otherwise great film for me.
See the thing is I used to do Viking re-enactment, where we hit each other with swords. I dressed as a man and had a fantastic time hitting people, shooting them and running around like a lunatic (but all within H&S rules – obviously). But let me tell you – high heels? No place for them – push up bra covered in a bit of chainmail – nope, not going to work. On any battlefield.
And so I was delighted to find this blog Women fighters in reasonable armor. It really made me smile. (h/t to BoingBoing – which if you in any way consider yourself a geek you should be reading). I particularly liked this video.