Fuck Yeah Warrior Women

When I started Stargate, I got the part, I was SO thrilled to have this INCREDIBLE character, to be playing someone in the military. I had SO much respect, to be playing someone who’s so smart and so liberated and… I thought “Yes!”

I had two weeks to move from Toronto to Vancouver. I flew out there, I had my first wardrobe fitting. And one of the things that was in… THE thing that was in the wardrobe room was a very low-cut tank top and a push-up bra…
And I turned to the costume designer - whom I’ve worked with since, who’s wonderful - and I said “What… What is this?”
And she said “Well.. they wanna see what you look like in it.”
And I said “…but this… NOBODY in the military, no captain in the US airforce would wear this… while her male counterparts are wearing crewneck t-shirts and… I c… I can’t do it!”
And she said “Well, they just wanna see what you look like and take a picture and…”
I was like “…”.
And I PANICKED because I thought, I had just been given this AMAZING opportunity - I didn’t know it would last 10 years but I knew it was gonna be a kick-ass show - and I was like… “I can’t do it…”

And I started to cry and I said “You have to go upstairs and tell them I’m not doing it. And if it means that they recast the part then recast the part but you’ve cast a smart woman and you’ve cast somebody who has NEVER tried to get a job based on her looks or her body, I’ve always played strong, smart women, I… I can’t do it. So if they wanna recast the part I totally get it but I’m not playing THAT version of this character.”

But I’m saying this while I’m blubbering because I’m suffering that I’ve just lost maybe the best job of my career…
And so she said “Okay” and I said “I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’ve NEVER been difficult, I don’t… but I CAN’T do that!”
So she went upstairs and she came back down and she said “Okay, no problem.”
And I said “Okay, so what’s my costume?”
And she said “Well…”
And I said “Just… What are the guys wearing?”
So she handed me a black T-Shirt and the BDUs, which is what my character would wear in the field with her male counterparts, and that’s where we went from there.

But that to me was the defining moment of…
And I STILL cry about it because I still remember that young woman on the verge of breaking into the… new something big, being petrified that she was gonna loose it, but… I knew that I couldn’t play the TNA version of Sam Carter.

Amanda Tapping

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(via xgfan)

Every time I read this I’m so moved, because I just remember loving her character so much and being amazed by her, and how did this character come to be?  Well, the answer is a young, brave woman: Amanda Tapping.

(via esteefee)

babesinarmor:

Covers of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Sword and Sorceress anthologies.
After Zimmer Bradley passed, various authors and editors have taken up editing the editions. They are released annually.

heroineimages:

kvallning:

heroineimages:

Can I get a source on this one? Anyone seen it before?

Right here done by Marat Ars

Awesome! Source found. Thanks Daniel!

heroineimages:

kvallning:

heroineimages:

Can I get a source on this one? Anyone seen it before?

Right here done by Marat Ars

Awesome! Source found. Thanks Daniel!

slythgeek:

amightydirge:

A Soviet sniper with her Mosin-Nagant 91/30. The rifle is equipped with a 3.5x PU scope.

She looks so much like me, and that is cute.

slythgeek:

amightydirge:

A Soviet sniper with her Mosin-Nagant 91/30. The rifle is equipped with a 3.5x PU scope.

She looks so much like me, and that is cute.

claudiablacks:

aeryn sun meme  eight lines

I was always diappointed they gave John a son — because the male hero always has a son in these stories — instead of Aeryn a daughter.

D’Argo is a fine name regardless of who it was given to, and it in no way diminishes the original bearer of it to honour them by giving a daughter that name.

theblindninja:

Kara Hui as 13th Madam in Dragon aka Wu Xia (2011)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oU9nA3dHLZw

urbpan:

cosplayingwhileblack:

Character: Private Vasquez
Series: Aliens
Cosplayer: Aracelys Chang
SUBMISSION

YES

urbpan:

cosplayingwhileblack:

Character: Private Vasquez

Series: Aliens

Cosplayer: Aracelys Chang

SUBMISSION

YES

heroineimages:

Girls of Total War from Creative Assembly’s Daughters of Mars DLC for Total War: Rome II, Part 1 of 2.

I found it mildly amusing back in August when Creative Assembly launched the Daughters of Mars downloadable content for Rome II. The original Rome: Total War featured a few Scythian horsewomen units, screaming Germanic women, and a couple of Amazon units, none of which I messed with extensively and all of which looked kind of stupid. While the Scythian riders and German screamers are back in the vanilla Rome II, the DoM DLC adds in a number of hard-hitting women warriors available as mercenaries and auxiliaries depending on faction and location.

On the whole, I’m fairly impressed with the various details and the amount of thought and research CA put into their Daughters of Mars (or Athena or Sekhmet or Andraste or whichever deity they follow). Most of all, I deeply appreciate that they didn’t see the need to pander to the pocket-miners by making our lady warriors gratuitously sexualized. Far too few game developers show that kind of integrity.

(Continued in Part 2. Click for full discussion)