A Thought


When every female character is “sexy” by default, do you find that it lessens the effect/allure of the characters whose sexual appeal devs actually try to emphasize for narrative reasons?

Why do a lot of people forget that boobs aren’t here for you. They are supposed to produce breast milk, not be sex objects.

It’s the question I ask myself all the time.

Of course being aroused by breasts is natural and by no means bad in itself, let’s make it clear. But our culture skewed the perception of breasts by overemphasizing their arbitrary* sexual value (*boobs are not necessary for sex to happen, after all). They’re treated like some kind of secondary genitals, while tabooing the actual function they’re designed for (feeding babies).
That’s the sad reason why on one hand a bare female breast is considered “indecent” to the point of shaming women from nursing in public places, while on the other hand they’re used as a shortcut for what straight male audience would (allegedly) instantly find appealing.

And as (horny) hetero men are somehow the default audience for most of entertainment media, boobs need to be bared, or at least emphasized beyond any logic (and beyond how science works) on every possible occasion, even when it makes little to no sense in context.
Frustration with above school of thought is one of the major reasons that this blog exists. You know there’s something wrong when it’s more important to show that a warrior character happens to have boobs than to apply some practical battle wear for them.

Hello, new followers!

Since Repair Her Armor reblogged one of my posts, the number of BABD followers doubled and still grows (I hope), so let me welcome all of new followers and remind of a few things:

  • Feel free to submit! Anything that comments on inherent absurd of going into battle in a revealing outfit (and/or makes fun of it) is welcome. Further info here.
  • There’s still a mini-contest going on! Though I can’t create original posts for the blog regularly (hence we’re mostly reblogs and outsourced content so far), I’ll draw a topic-appropriate image submission according to the request of the winner!
  • Askbox and DISQUS comment section (plus comments and fanmail for long-time followers) are always open!

Bikini Armor Battle Damage CONTEST!

To celebrate one month (+1 day) of the blog existing and reaching 20 followers, let’s have a mini-contest!

All you need to participate is to be a follower and answer the question below (via askbox):

What is the genius bonus* hidden in the name Bikini Armor Battle Damage?

First person to send correct answer gets to decide on what yours truly should draw as original image submission (anything, as long as it meets our submission guidelines).

*an obscure reference