i said some Words on twitter today and i figure i should share them here
addendum: when i say Action Girls arent human/have no feelings what i meant was, ofc, not that they should be dehumanised As Characters, but that they Are characters, fictional, and they wont be hurt if u criticise them. the only folks who Will be hurt are the dudes who perpetuate the tired trope in the first place
An attempt to reconstruct the apperance of a high-status mycenaean woman.
It’s possible that mycenaean women of high social status, noblewomen and priestesses, painted their faces for ceremonial occasions, using white lead. Such make-up would give their face mask-like appearance, letting temporarily remove the individual behind said mask and play a certain role instead.
The Ancient Worlds with Bettany Hughes: Helen of Troy