They are letting the ladies kick some butt.
Ink Master, if you’re not familiar, is a reality show tattooing competition that, while full of crude language and characters most discretely described as “colourful,” also provides some pretty fascinating insights into a very high-stakes form of art. I am absurdly addicted to it.*
Ink Master recently ran a special in which four of their previous female competitors battled it out for the top spot, and while we could probably have a lengthy debate over the fact that women shouldn’t need their own episode and should be allowed to go head-to-head against men (which is true), props should still be given for recognizing that women in male dominated industries have it rough and deserve a chance to shine.
Likewise, Ghostbusters. Because women in Hollywood deserve the chance to play a part other than Girlfriend or Mother.
Are you a fan of Ink Master? Looking forward to the new Ghostbusters? What other movies and shows allow women a chance to shine? Share in the comments!
* I suspect one of the reasons I like it is the same reason I’m enjoying Friday Night Lights on Netflix – it makes me feel like an anthropologist studying a strange new sub-culture.