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Star Wars Preaches Some Truth on Facebook About Female Armor

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Whoever was managing the Star Wars Facebook account when this happened: all of our hearts to you. You nailed it with this reply to that really awkward comment.

Some context: the official Star Wars Facebook account posted some really amazing art of my favorite captain and yours, Captain Phasma. Of course, what’s the first comment that shows up? A comment on how they can’t tell if that’s “female armor or not.”

In the immortal words of Frozone’s wife: why do you need to know?

The world doesn’t need more boob armor. This isn’t Rat Queens, you know. I don’t think “the power of the exposed uterus” can repel firepower of that magnitude.

Cheers to you, anonymous social media manager.

(via Twitter)

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Jessica Lachenal is a writer who doesn’t talk about herself a lot, so she isn’t quite sure how biographical info panels should work. But here we go anyway. She's the Weekend Editor for The Mary Sue, a Contributing Writer for The Bold Italic (thebolditalic.com), and a Staff Writer for Spinning Platters (spinningplatters.com). She's also been featured in Model View Culture and Frontiers LA magazine, and on Autostraddle. She hopes this has been as awkward for you as it has been for her.