I have always scoffed at the ridiculousness of female ass-kicking apparel in movies, video games, and books (particularly Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Romance). More often than not, the heroine is stuck wearing one of the following revealing & impractical ensembles:
- Armor that barely covers more than 10% of the body
- Head-to-toe leather or vinyl resembling a dominatrix costume
- Low-riding skintight jeans, a plunging neck tank top, and stiletto boots
Call me crazy, but if I decided to moonlight as a crime fighter, I'd wear something that protected all my vital arteries & organs and allowed me to give chase when need be without fear of flashing innocent bystanders, ripping the seam of my pants, or twisting both my ankles.
Now, despite my inner feminist desperately wanting to break out into an angry rant about the sexual objectification & exploitation of women in entertainment, I've decided to take a more lighthearted approach and share with you a really funny clip from CollegeHumor.com about the suckiness of female protective gear.