At what age are you considered an adult? Some might argue 17, others 18, while some even claim 21. Let me ask you this simpler question… at what age should we allow people to marry in this country? In some states an 11 year old can be married off. Isn’t that awesome? In New Jersey, the age is 14, due to Governor Chris Christie striking down a bill that would have made it 18.
While I love me some Sailor Moon, we can all agree that girls people under the age of… let’s argue 17 with parental consent, should not be getting married, as… let’s face it, we have NO idea what the world actually is like until… probably 25 after our brain is fully developed.
That whole ‘parental consent’ thing though can be tricky though, when it is more like parental coercion.
In Florida, there is no legal minimum age set to marry. Sherry Johnson was raped at a young age by members of her church, and she was forced into marriage. She had a baby at 10. In fact, she had 9 children in a marriage that she was tricked and forced into by parents and clergy as she missed Elementry School! The marriage somehow did not last! *gasp* Now she fights for Florida to have a minimum age.
Today for people of the many Christian faith is Easter Sunday. On this day, Jesus Christ was apparently resurrected from the dead after dying 3 days prior due to crucifixion. Crucifixion was a terrible fate under the Roman empire for many people. There were two theifs that happened to also be crucified alongside Jesus btw. Their names were Dismas and Gestas, not that that really matters.
Why doesn’t any of that matter? Because Easter is about rabbits hiding candy eggs for children to find, that’s why. Instead of continuing my ongoing struggle to obtain diabetes, I have instead decided to devote this day to going back to work after a week long vacation.
That… and Bunny Girls!
You see, Bunny Girls started out, to my knowledge, in the year 1960 when gentleman’s magazine Playboy created a club where their waitresses all dressed up in the now infamous playboy bunny outfit that was based on their mascot. Their mascot was a rabbit wearing a tuxedo.
IF you are okay with some nudity, I highly recommend the book 50 years of the Playboy Bunny. It has photos of famous bunnies throughout the years, as well as some behind the scenes stuff as well. I would probably classify this as a ‘coffee table book,’ but since there are some topless photos, umm… you really shouldn’t?
This outfit has been pretty popular in anime. Bulma from the original Dragon Ball comes to mind, as well as Lum and most of the immediate cast from Urusei Yatsura in the OAV Inaba The Dream Maker.
Strangely, Ranma Saotome, from Ranma 1/2 also has gotten in on the action despite the fact that he is originally male.
Speaking of anime, there was an anime called Daicon in Japan. Daicon 3 had a little anime opening for it starring a school girl. Daicon 4 featured the same girl all grown up as a bad ass bunny girl. Below is the video from both.
The people that made these animations later went on to be Studio Gainax. Gainax later went on to make the animem FLCL, where they once again had a character become a bunny girl, this time flying on a guitar instead of a sword.
Now, bunny girls are great, but one of the problems you run into is the question: Are bunny girls sexist? Maybe? Women seem to love them though too… so maybe not?
Naoko Takeuchi would often draw her main character Usagi (Bunny) with rabbit ears, and to the left is a picture of her as a Playboy bunny girl… but that isn’t too sexual, right? I mean, it’s from… the… waist… up…
Takeuchi dressed all of the inner senshi as playboy bunny girls. Awesome. Well… at least there isn’t anything more scandalous than…
Well… at least she isn’t dressed up like an angel in underwear with… *sigh* Happy Easter Naoko Takeuchi. *gah*
To close this out early, because I certainly could keep going… for example:
So year… to close it all out, like I’ve already said, Bunny girls are awesome.
Jim Sterling of Jimquisition did a great video on Monday about Watchdogs 2 having an NPC character that was completely anatomical down stairs. The video comes off as mostly tasteful, and do address the problem that male genitals=hilarious and okay for an ‘M’ rating, but female genitals=taboo.
Ah, October. With Halloween at the end of the month, I figured I would do my part in showcasing some interesting costumes to dress up as this year. With a new season of Supergirl starting next week, let’s start with… wait. Why is Supergirl’s “S” backwards? How do you manage that? Her own solo images also show it as backwards?! On the Party City page for the costume, it at least shows that the “S” is correct on the costume it self… except… wait… gold trim? Huh. Not bad… but I totally missed that detail when zoomed out. She still has boots for a stripper though, and she has more cleavage than I particularly care for with someone using the ‘Girl’ name, but then again I’m a fan of Spider-Girl’s outfit that covers the entire body. At least they didn’t go with the croptop version of this outfit, considering that this is billed as a couple’s costume… which has me rolling my eyes at it’s potential for incest jokes.
Party City has an entire page devoted to Kara Zor El for women, not girls. All of that is weird, considering that there are some pretty accurate versions of the character under the girls section, what is even more surprising it that the accessory kit to the right is not under the women’s section. So I guess that must mean that it’s marketed to… teenage girls who need to know that all you need for a Supergirl costume is boobs and a cape so this kit has you covered? I dunno.
The worst offender for adult versions of the character is the “Adult Anime Supergirl Costume – Superman” Which there is so much wrong with that statement. So this is Supergirl’s costume from when she is an adult on some hit Japanese cartoon, but on Superman who is doing drag? Okay. I totally buy it… I mean, not literally, I’m not buying anything.
Sadly none of Party City’s costumes focus on the TV version of Supergirl, which is unfortunate. Like I said above, the children’s selections of costumes for Supergirl are a lot closer to the character for the most part, while some are well… closer to being Kamala Khan Ms. Marvel more so then Kara Danvers Supergirl. Still a cute costume for kids though!
I might take another look at Supergirl sometime closer to Halloween. BTW: Why is there no Power Girl or Super Woman costumes on Party City’s website? Isn’t that weird?
I watched my feminist waifu Anita Sarkeesian’s latest Tropes vs. Women video on the lack of different female body types in games, and I honestly agree with her. We need a larger diversity of playable female characters. Sexy women with killer curves are fun, but you know what’s more fun? Beatting the holy hell out of someone with a character that others want to make fun of but can’t. In short, we need Pam from FXX’s Archer. The woman is an unstoppable tank, especially when she’s addicted to cocaine. Shocking Bum fights anyone? She really is a bad ass and despite working in HR, she is probably one of the better fighters that the now defunct ISIS* has.
Or how about Miss Skullnick from Star vs. The Forces of Evil? She would fit right in with either Mortal Kombat or Guilty Gear!
Anyways, Happy Feminist Friday everyone! For Anita Sarkeesian’s video, please go here:
*Isis was the original name of the spy agency BEFORE there was a terrorist organization.