You know I actually enjoy the threads when we all vent I think it is healthy to put our true opinions out there. I'm actually sick of bikini armors and skirts
this is exactly the point I don't agree with. We have seen stunt doubles perform the most outrageous physically demanding sequences in all types of terrain...and somehow this is not relevant??? No, sorry. I get what you are saying, I don't agree.
You literally said, "Anyway who cares what stunt actors have to say?" in your initial post..I don't think some of us are taking stuff out of context just to antagonize you. It is totally valid if you feel that way anyway!!
My intention is not to pile up or come to tell you to change your mind. I just want to contribute to what has been said.
You say stunt doubles they are told what to wear, therefore there is no choice of wardrobe. Well, female bodyguards often wear heels and they do so as their free choice, also dresses. Another example, some of my friends train like medieval warriors and they chose heels and corsets to fight because they are comfortable, in fact, their legs and feet are so accustomed to heels that they can't wear flats without feeling tired. why are men not wearing it? because culturally is not what they wear in daily life, therefore, are not accustomed to it.
Can some women choose skirts and heels when they are going to get involved in risk situations and heavy physical activity? Yes. Many others would not, but the option is there. So I'm personally not pushing for the extremes or say that all heels and skirts are bad.
I also think that in character design the artists take inspiration from the current fashion trends. I Remember seeing mangakas looking at fashion magazines to get inspired. almost all 80's 90's girls have neons clothes, glam rock hair, and mini skirts. Many of the fights and powers in the comics/mangas are so unrealistic that I understand they wanted their characters to look cool no matter the practicality. And of course, there are some fanservice motivations. But even women authors wanted their fighters to look fashionable.
I'm glad the discussion is out there, I'm sorry if you feel dismissed so far I don't think that's anyone's intention.