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Why Women Warriors are Scantily Clothed

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Michael K. Eidson, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. Michael K. Eidson

    Michael K. Eidson Archmage

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  2. pmmg

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    Makes sense to me.
     
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  3. Heliotrope

    Heliotrope Staff Article Team

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    After two babies I can assure you this is legit.
     
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  4. LWFlouisa

    LWFlouisa Troubadour

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    So the women who can't have those are screwed? Double entendre not intended.
     
  5. pmmg

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    You say that like its a bad thing...
     
  6. Insolent Lad

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    So why do we also have burly male barbarian warriors with their abs exposed?
     
  7. rhd

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    :cry:
     
  8. pmmg

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    Cause the women want it that way. Female gaze and all that. Its really quite sad but its the world we live in....*le sigh*. Why are you trying ruin a good thing with your questions and facts? I dont mind being a little objectified.
     
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  9. Russ

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    Because sex sells.
     
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  10. Svrtnsse

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    Abs of steel, baby.
     
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  11. skip.knox

    skip.knox toujours gai, archie Moderator

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    OK, amusing. But it made me think. Women are scantily clad in visuals. Not so much in novels. I would be embarrassed to describe a female warrior in such attire. It'd be downright salacious. And pointless. Even in classic sword-and-sorcery books, where female clothing ranges from diaphanous to absent (looking at you, John Norman), and where the print covers are suggestive as all get-out, I'm hard pressed to think of passages where a female warrior is described the way they are regularly portrayed in comics and other visual media.

    I'm not sure any of that is significant; merely a curiosity.
     
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  12. Russ

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    OMG John Norman, talk about a blast from the past.
     
  13. Devor

    Devor Fiery Keeper of the Hat Moderator

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    ...y'know, that's much less true than people think it is. But sex does sell romance novels, that much is true.
     
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  14. Heliotrope

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    It’s about more than just clothing (or lack thereof) it’s about posing as well. I love this article on male super heroes in female poses....

    Male Superheroes in Female Poses

    Just try to look at them and say comic books aren’t about sex.
     
  15. pmmg

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    Wow, I thought I would never want to buy a spiderman again, but now I am not too sure...
     
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  16. Svrtnsse

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    This reminded me of something that did the rounds a while back. There were several articles about it, but it seems this twitter thread is where it originated: Renae De Liz on Twitter
     
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  17. Russ

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    Yup, the Hawkeye initiative had it right.
     
  18. LWFlouisa

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    I'm not against things being somewhat about sex per say do the nature of literotica, but those comic covers seemed ... a tad overkill.
     
  19. Annoyingkid

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    The male poses and outfits aren't done that way because they make both men and women laugh at them. The target audience doesn't laugh at the female characters in these poses and clothes, so the problem, if there is one, is ultimately with the readers, not the creators.
     
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  20. This is about my favorite thing on the internet lol.

    But seriously, the highly stylized armor that females are placed in just makes me cringe. (And some males too. Loincloths and et cetera.) Leave allllll those squishy organs exposed! I mean...the point of armor is...you know...to not die?

    Look up the differences in the amazons' armor in wonder woman vs. in justice league...designed by a woman vs. designed by a man.

    Btw, as someone in martial arts there is no way to look sexy while fighting. You are sweaty, heaving, making weird grimaces, your hair is a wreck and you smell horrible--and I'm not even splashing around in gore puddles.
     
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