Which is every woman you know
WATCH THIS FIRST
When I was first shown the bikini our model is wearing, my initial thought was of all those skimpy costumes worn by pretty much every female comic hero ever created. There was never anything magic about the outfit as there often was with the guys. I mean, let’s get real, Batman would be dead by now without his utility belt. Women, though, had to rely on their own strength. That’s the only protection they had. Well, maybe a sword but I didn’t have a sword to include with this set of photos.
What this underscores is not merely the sexist and often misogynistic perspective of those creating the character but the way in which women have responded to such negativity by going ahead and being dominant, powerful, and amazing. They don’t give in to the vulnerability others try to force on them. They take charge. They win the day. Then they go home and do whatever they please. You can fix your own damn sandwich.
Side note: I chose the opening strains of Beethoven’s Eroica symphony (the 9th) for the video because of all the music I have access to, this is what matches the emotion I hope the photos create.