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Hey everyone, again another folder!

I decided to make another folder called Non-combatant. I often find myself turning down a lot of submissions because the character doesn't appear to be fighting ready. I usually justified it because it's outside the theme of the group but now I think it deserves a place in this group.

Oddly enough, I decided on this after the overreaction to Sansa's off screen rape scene in GoT and to Black Widow in the Avengers being sad because she's sterile. It taught me something: Women in movies are not allowed to be anything but strong independent warriors with no flaws or love interests whatsoever. This means that female characters are suppose to be boring.

Although this group has a feminist vibe, it makes me sad that the modern feminist movement has become a lynch mob under the assumption that women are fragile and deserve special treatment if mistreated. The modern movement forgotten that victims of violence and sexual assault are also brave and heroic. I like Sansa's character. She's a victim of a world that treats women like marriage tokens. But she's a survivor; she's brave and resilient. Just because she is not swinging a sword around and personally leading an army doesn't make her less of an interesting character. In fact, I'd say she is more interesting. Her story more closely relates what a lot of women likely experienced in the past and in some places today. If her treatment makes anyone uncomfortable. That's good, we should be disgusted by it. But it's more disgusting when the modern feminist movement wants to pretend it doesn't happen.

So I want a folder here that is for characters like Sansa. They may not having fighting expertise but they sure have a fighting spirit.

Art by fishglow
Hey everyone,

Just announcing a new folder for the group called Theatrical. I've noticed a lot of submissions where the character design is less about fighting or being combat ready and more about having flair. I like to think of what goes in this folder is more of what you might see in a theater as characters perform in dramatic outfits.  

Maleficent is a pretty good example of what I mean. Art by chostopher
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Fightin' Females!

Fightin-Females is a collection of art featuring fictional female characters in convincing compact attire and in non-sexualized poses. As a fan of fantasy and art, I often find myself being hesitate to read comics or watch shows with a female protagonist because it seems inevitable that the writers and artists will sexualize the character out of context for the sake of fan service. Well, I'm tired of it so here is a collection of female characters not doing just that!

:groups: How to Join :groups:

To join Fightin-Females all you have to do is click the "Join Our Group" button at the top of this page. Join requests are automatically approved.

:dalogo: Some Helpful Guidelines about Submissions :dalogo:

Fightin-Females is about promoting what is convincing concerning armor and costumes on female characters, not necessarily what is practical. Fantasy should take liberties with realism to allow for artistic variation.

:Fireworks: by vita-lunaAccurate Female Anatomy: This group is for beginners, hobbyists and professionals but we don't accept over-exaggerations in anatomy for the sake of "sexy." To give some examples of what we do not accept:
:bulletred: Plus-size boobs or ass sizes especially combined with a tiny waist.
:bulletred: Boobs that are perfectly round even without support, a.k.a "balloon boobs."

:pointr:How to Draw Boobs: Shapes, Sizes, Clothing, and Cleavage
:pointr:Guide to Female Anatomy
:pointr:How to Draw Female Characters: Body Types, Muscles, and Breasts.
:pointr:007 Breasts Gallery: Have you seen non-sexualized photos of normal breasts?
:pointr:Different Female Body Types
:pointr:Ladies Tutorial: Face Variation and Body Types
:pointr:Guide to drawing Large Women
:pointr:About thigh gaps on women
:pointr:Varying body types when considering weight

knight emote by budgieishereConvincing Armor & Clothing: A circumstantial requirement that depends on the theme and setting the character is in. Even so, there are a few things as listed which do not make sense if a woman is engaging in combat.
:bulletred: Strapless bras or otherwise minimal support for breasts: Can your character do jumping-jacks in her outfit without causing a boob to fall out?
:bulletred: Boob Shaped Armor: Metal armor crafted to allow each boob to fit into its own pocket. Examples of boob shaped armor & boob socks
:bulletred: Cleavage Holes
:bulletred: High-heels
:bulletred: Minimal Metal/Plate Armor: Women fighting with lethal weapons shouldn't have belly openings or bikini armor.

:bulletgreen: Nudity and immodesty is not considered to be sexualization. For example, there can be female barbarians who aggressively fight topless.

:pointr:Why cleavage is bad for crime fighting
:pointr:Why the shape of breasts in plate armor doesn't work
:pointr:Folds & Clothing Tutorial for Women
:pointr:The Difference between Male Power Fantasies and Male Sexual Fantasies

:archer: by BobSmith006Non-Sexual Poses & Angles: In general, submissions which feature women being sexually alluring rather than combat ready will be declined. This includes provocative poses in which a woman's ass, boobs or crotch is the primary focus of the submission. A few named poses we look for and do not accept:
:bulletred: The Ass-Boob Pose: This pose involves crudely or creatively twisting the spine to somehow keep both butt cheeks and boobs in view. Examples of Ass-Boob pose
:bulletred: The Centaur Pose: This pose involves bending a woman's spine, to a 90 degree angle at most, to make the boobs or the butt more perky. Examples of Centaur Pose

:pointr:Kick-ass women VS sexy-ass women
:pointr:A Short Guilde to Female Characters
:pointr:The Difference between Sexy Women and Sexualization of Women

:bookdiva: About the Folders :bookdiva:

Anthropomorphic Fantasy: The same as any fantasy but characters have animal or monstrous features.

Historical Fantasy: A subgenre of Fantasy which sets itself in moments of human history. Although Historical Fantasy is not required to be historically accurate, it is more defined by no, or at least very little, magic or other supernatural things. Historical Fantasy often asks the question of what could have been if historical events went differently. In other cases, Historical Fantasy simply adds a touch of exaggeration and romanticism to past settings or events.

Modern & Sci-fi: This folder combines two types of fantasy. Modern fantasy is more defined by contemporary setting and issues which are not required to be realistic or truthful. Sci-fi tends to set itself in the future and looks to human innovation for adventure. It is often visually represented by exotic and advanced technology.

Superheroes & Villains: A type of contemporary fantasy that deserves separate consideration for costumes. Superheroes and their villains have a long history of form-fitting clothing for the exact purpose of displaying an athletic body on both male and female characters. While female poses and body types in superhero stories are often sexualized, the silly costumes can happily be accepted as a style. However, boob socks, high heels, thongs, strapless bras and cleavage holes are all still not accepted.

Barbarians: A special exception to the no minimal metal/plate armor requirement in the guidelines above. Barbarians are all about being lewd, crude, and aggressive. They tend to be visually defined by lacking armor often as a result of their own recklessness and desire for violence. As a long standing class in fantasy, female barbarians are welcomed here. Keep in mind that barbarians are not excused from any other guidelines above.

:skullbones: Disclaimers :skullbones:

:bulletred:Fightin-Females is not about promoting modesty. We have nothing against nude models or sex and the women who choose to engage in those activities. We also have nothing against artists who do draw nude women, exaggerated women or who draw porn. This group is about addressing the common practice of sexualizing female characters out of context.

:bulletred:We're not responsible for the content in any of our Friends Away from Home links. We're also not responsible if you happen to find your art there.

:bulletred:Fightin-Females does our best to not use art that is already featured in DeviantArt by the original artist for our journal entries. However, it's impossible to check all of DeviantArt and oversights are bound to happen. Should you happen to find your art in our journal entries and would like us to take it down simply let us know.


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Rejiclad Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey guys Hi! I would like to invite you to my cosplay page Rejiclad - I do mainly Resident Evil, but also other games (Silent Hill, Dead Space etc.) be sure to check it out! Giving llama 4 llama as well Hug Thank you very much for the support Kiss
ares12 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Student Writer
I tried to submit a recent deviation to your folder, but it was declined. I thought it followed the guidelines required to be accepted. What gives, if anyone here has the time to reply?
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Fluffyasleepfoot5 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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dsfisher Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is what deviantart needs. It is so hard to find a woman in any form of fantasy without it being sexist
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the-legendary-sword9 Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
how can i defend the womyns?!
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