The unexamined privilege behind female fantasy armor

Female-Armor

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  1. sechille
    Posted November 16, 2013 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    Idiotic caption is idiotic.

    First of all, whether there are real world models or not, it’s not that difficult to at least imagine a woman in a reasonable armor. Just try to picture what a woman warrior in the Dark Ages would wear. It would probably cover more than her tits and crotch.

    Secondly, feminine privilege? In the Dark Ages? Are you for real? Because women, who had less rights than war horses didn’t fight in the wars men have started, but were raped or killed or enslaved if their side lost? Read a little history. And I’m not saying go to the library and research “Women’s Rights Pre-20th Century”. I mean, go to Wikipedia or google and read a few summaries. Your ignorance is hurting my brain.

  2. Person
    Posted December 9, 2013 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    Woman warriors weren’t exactly common, but they weren’t nonexistent. And they did not go around fighting in bikinis. Within the universes that chainmail bikinis appear in, there is no reason to go into battle wearing them other than to look sexy for the people who are going to stab you in the gut.
    The fact that women weren’t in battle in medieval times doesn’t address the implausibility of the usual female fantasy armor setup. There’s only one explanation, and it doesn’t really say good things about anyone.

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