Is Mandalorian boob armor impractical, sexist or dangerous? Star Wars

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There has been outrage at the Star Wars female Mandalorian armor with people claiming it's sexist, impractical, and even dangerous, but is it?
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  • I now proclaim myself the patron saint of boob armor. Here's a GREAT follow-up video by Scholagladiatoria on the recent boob armor controversy with medieval artistic references as well as mentioning modern chest protectors:

    ShadiversityShadiversity17 napja
    • isebt the armor just made to protect her

      Xlox gamingXlox gaming44 perccel
    • well tight fitting armor is important when talking about bullet proof stuff , and some wemon ive met cant where regular plate carriers properly becuse of it. i have no idea if a boob plate is practical but projectile weapons like "slug throwers" in the star wars universe might be going fast enough and small enough that even internal dampening cant stop all the force. so it might be bullet proof as a last resort and if it is it has to be tight to the body to rederect the force properly

      John DoeJohn Doe10 órája
    • @USS Anime DD24 : I dated a woman in college who was an SCA heavy fighter - that is, she fought in plate armor. Her breastplate didn't have sculpted breasts on it, it was just domed a little larger to provide room for her delightfully ample assets. Why didn't she get breasts sculpted onto her armor? Because it would have cost a lot more; simple as that.

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  • My main problem with it was that all of the armor pieces worn by the two women mandalorians were noticeably smaller proportionately, as opposed to the "masculine" armor. Like, The shoulder pauldrons only barely covered their shoulders while the man's paulsdrons were longer and broader. Everything about the female armor just seemed more small and slim fitting which doesn't really make sense to me i guess.

    Bethany ZamoraBethany Zamora12 perccel
  • love how you pull your game character self at 3:17

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  • 15:09-15:25 SHAD IS WITH US!

  • i dont get how stupid people can be thinking boob armour is sexist and sexualizing women at all.. like.. boobs take up space obviously do they want bo katan to not be able to breathe or what

    samsam2 órája
  • Alright fine, you've earned a resubscription.

    Onii-chan is watching youOnii-chan is watching you2 órája
  • I would hardly even call it boob plate, I didnt even notice it until it got pointed out. It literally just fits her body, no emphasizing anything just a simple outward buldge for space. Literally how would you even make armour less sexualized? Put a big black tarp over it to cover our virgin eyes?

    BASA BromanderBASA Bromander2 órája
  • None. It fits the friggin female body.

    Steve CarrasSteve Carras3 órája
  • Despite being feminists, they really don’t seem to like the female body image🤔 It sounds to me that they want every woman to get a reduction before they can wear armor.

    God KianaGod Kiana4 órája
  • That intro! LOL

    Aeron GormanAeron Gorman4 órája
  • In Starwars, only Beskar armor matters. Form is irrelevant.

    junnexgolemjunnexgolem4 órája
  • it’s almost like different genders have a different biology.

    BergiesbricksBergiesbricks5 órája
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    Daniel HarrisDaniel Harris6 órája
  • First, great video over all. Mandalorians are known for being Jedi-Killers/Hunters throughout the history of Galaxy of StarWars. Secondly, they use a different type of metallic ore for their armor to help deflect energy weapons such as lightsabers that can only be found on Mandalore. The other big take away is what type of weapons they are trying to deflect. Ballistic weaponry really isn't a thing in the StarWars Canon, it's all about energy blasters and vibroblades. It either cuts armor like butter or melts it, so fashion would probably be expressed **more** with armor because of this. I think the problem is people aren't think about the logic of the StarWars Universe but using our own world's logic. StarWars is more Science Fantasy than Science Fiction. Yes there aspects that bleed over, but it still follows slightly different rules than ours.

    Kenneth LorKenneth Lor6 órája
  • 10:53 my homie Shadie used fucking Krek0v porn art lmao

    dwarfplayerdwarfplayer7 órája
  • ok fuck it. inertial dampening technology inside mandalorian armor is canon in my mind now. even if lucas himself says otherwise.

    D9 PotterD9 Potter7 órája
  • 15:25 where he start talking about Mandalorian armor... just in case if you wonder when he was gonna start talking

    Armando MonteroArmando Montero7 órája
  • I find this rather dumb situation, redittors are getting angry about the fact that she has armor that fits her

    Alpha NoodleAlpha Noodle8 órája
  • I still don't get why is it sexist... Are women not allowed to be beautiful anymore? Am I going to be forced to wear a Hijab tomorrow so I don't offend an american woman who can't stand the idea of a man getting atracted to a sexy girl? This Anita that everyone is talking about needs to grow up.

    I love to cook fried cakesI love to cook fried cakes8 órája
  • Take a breath, fellow geeks: The actresses probably appreciated the extra room. It was a comfort thing. Unclench.

    Phillip GathrightPhillip Gathright10 órája
  • Really, it's just a waste of Beskar.

    PolarisquePolarisque10 órája
  • They're dangerous Cause if that armour breaks off You're f***ed

    Willzb2000Willzb200012 órája
  • 1:19. This got me to subscribe. Nice one. I already saw the last boob armor videos and forgot about this image from one of them. Thanks for bringing back something I really enjoy looking at.

    Joachim RivesJoachim Rives12 órája
  • Hey Shad, love your channel and I can't wait to read your book. Its on the pile. The big wheelie thing is called a Sand Crawler.

    Joseph DellavecchiaJoseph Dellavecchia12 órája
  • 18:00 also an indent is part of the male armor

    your odd friend, Joeyyour odd friend, Joey12 órája
  • Someone: makes a stupid armor controversy Shad: "you absolute FOOL"

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  • This is why we need to bully people again......

    Christian StackChristian Stack12 órája
  • Also it doesn't help that if they all used the same armor you wouldn't be able to tell anybody apart aside of the designs on the armor so the females get armor that's built for a female body and a little divit in the helmet to show a more feminine look. Also that armor appeared in a "kids show"

    Darth SandiestDarth Sandiest13 órája
  • 1. it isn't impractical, most woman would find it annoying to have they're chest all compressed 2. being comfortable isn't sexist 3. BEING PRACICAL AND CONFORTABLE ISN'T DANGEROUS OR SEXIST that girl is such a feminist that she do it wrong

    J.D Duck KingJ.D Duck King14 órája
  • mandalorians have generational armor, its remade to fit the body that's using it each generation so it's literally made with the intent to give them the best fit for comfortable fighting and are mostly why the mandalorians are such excellent soldiers. they also have a unique set of tools and weapons that are made to combat jedi, so I suspect that the center marking inbetween the chestpiece of the armor is made to hold a lightsaber in place, and if applied with the inertial dampening technology would essentially let the lightsaber blade get caught in the center of their armor without any knockback, and since it's made of beskar it's already lightsaber resistant making their physique fitting to properly combat force users as they did in the lore. i personally think that the use of crevices in the armor plates are mostly cultural as we see with the Mando's branded marking on the right shoulder plate but it could also have functionality in dealing with rampant force users. just my opinion, i think for someone who didnt address the star wars lore part of this argument it was very well said as all of the other videos are, mandalorian armor is very fascinating and it's cool to see how it was applied in terms with medieval armor.

    Redamerica 5572Redamerica 557215 órája
  • Its literally women saying women are being portrayed to womanly and it bothers them. I watched the show with my wife and teen son. I didnt even notice this until it was blasted on youtube. I asked my 15 year old son...who would be the first to notice something that is of a sexual nature if you know what i mean and he said WHO HAD BOOB ARMOR??? I rest my case!

    Scott HoffmasterScott Hoffmaster15 órája
  • Do people not realize that beskar does not need to be shaped in the traditional ways we see here on earth. The metal can reflect basically any damage without being dented or misshapen. So why wouldnt the warrior culture have ornate designs. Also bitches that are complaining are all apart of the itty bitty titty committee, its not the beskars fault that Bo Katan has some milkers.

    Harrison MorganHarrison Morgan15 órája
  • Bweebs armour is as sexist as male mma fighters who wears Junk-Cup. Rediculous!!!

    Peejay DPeejay D16 órája
  • There is a somewhat valid complaint in that lore wise, Mandalorian culture doesn't have much if any concept of gender, and therefore shouldn't have gendered differences in armor style. That said though, that should make the differences in helmet design the much bigger issue, not the chestplate, which is practical as you said. I wear a chest binder for a lot of cosplay, and from experience I can say wearing something which constricts you to the point of flatness while doing any kind of physical exercise is what's dangerous to your health. Besides that, in The Mandalorian, there are male presenting Mandalorians like Paz Vizla (the "Heavy Infantry Mandalorian" as he's marketed) whose armor has a notable breast shape, showing that it's not just about gendered armor styles. And stylistically speaking, if your armor doesn't have cleavage regardless of how flat it is or isn't then it either isn't really Mandalorian armor, or else it's much more than three generations old, because all Mandalorian armor made after a major historical event which saw most of them wiped out has the Iron Heart (the little diamond shape) bisecting the chestplate.

    Quiet WolfQuiet Wolf17 órája
  • If there's any armor to complain about in The Mandalorian, it's the excessive use of Plot Armor.

    Schrödinger's CatSchrödinger's Cat17 órája
  • People seems to ignore the fact that comfort in the battlefield is extremely important. I think it is absolutely plausible that someone might prefer a slightly less effective (yet still very effective) and more comfortable piece of gear instead of the most effective but uncomfortable option. It is also essential to take into consideration the purpose a specific piece of gear was designed for, and my question is: can a chestplate that squeezes your boobs and restrain your range of movemet be considered more effective than one that allows you to move more freely and don't cause you discomfort while fighting and flying around with a jetpack like mandalorians usually do?

    ArgentoArgento17 órája
  • I believe that’s called a breast plate

    JamesJames17 órája
  • Great video shad!

    BazBaz18 órája
  • And if you look at the body suit for the Mandalorian women it is a bit more tight fitting (or at least looks like it) which ties to the fashion trends.

    Random Gaming ChannelRandom Gaming Channel18 órája
  • Are you Rick Harrison's "Sword Guy"?

    Franklin ClintonFranklin Clinton18 órája
  • "Did I just catch you taking into account of natural anatomy? Fuck outta here with that bullshit." - someone on twitter, probably

    just-A-guyjust-A-guy19 órája
  • I just shad my pants.

    Derek ParrotDerek Parrot19 órája
  • the thumbnail just screams clickbait

    Halver CoolHalver Cool21 órája
  • Can we talk about the Greek six pack armor

    Τεο ΚωνσταντίνουΤεο Κωνσταντίνου21 órája
  • The form fitting mandolorian armour also serves another purpose. The mandolorians are often shown to use jetpacks, which the form fitting nature of the armour creates a more streamlined profile for air travel. This necessitates form fitting armour as the more streamlined professional le gained from form fitting armour makes air travel much faster and easier for the mandolorians, as well as giving them a tactical advantage.

    Charlie WatsonCharlie Watson22 órája
  • Not sure if this has been said already, but in case it hasn't, the technology under the Mandalorean's Beskar DOES have an energy dampening/dispersal capability about it, it's shown to be able to withstand strikes from a lightsaber and shrug off heavy blaster fire with little to no effort.

    ZanneelZanneel22 órája
  • What exactly is the problem with this? The Mandalorian armor is designed to fit the warrior. Women have breasts. Bo Katan’s armor to my memory looks like this in clone wars. What’s the problem here? Can you just shut up and enjoy the show and that Bo Katan is back?

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  • can we get a movement to bring the cod piece back to modern day fashion?

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  • Without having watched the video, I say that the Female Mandalorian Breastplate is practical, if not better than the Male Mandalorian Breastplate. When it comes to bending metal and making it form the right shape without breaking it, you'd have to add MORE metal for it to be structurally sound, so really, it's BETTER than male armor. But I'm sure Shad will state this once I actually watch it.

  • Out of curiosity, has anyone said anything about the pecs molded onto several of the male Mandalorian's armor?

    andrew szigetiandrew szigetiNapja
  • People are angry about this yet look at Jabba the Hutt with Princess Leia in return of the Jedi

    • AND some mandalorian armor has dick plates and you don’t hear anyone complaining about that do ya?

    • Also some mandalorian armor is made of beskar so does it matter as much if the armor is close-ish to the body? Cuz beskar can block goddamn light sabers soooo

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  • With the female mandalorian armor having a boob bulge, I say "Where else ya gonna stuff da boob"

    Site 13Site 13Napja
  • The dome is a very stable strong shape, so the boob armor would be more effective than men's armor. That isn't why I watched this presentation; would you please deconstruct the choreography of Ahsoka and the magistrate. I can't help but feel, the entire fight is so heavily edited. And the various attacking and defending angles somehow don't feel right.

  • Lo, the outrage doesth cometh from the plebeians that shan't have the coin for tailored armour.

  • I think people are just looking for something to complain about. If it was the other way around and the female mandalorians wore armor that was identical to the male armor, people would complain that the armor oppresses women by repressing their natural anatomy and forcing them to be masculine, or something similar. That's not to say there are some overly sexualized armor designs out there, but the mandalorian I think did an awesome job of it. It seems like a perfect balance of aesthetics and practicality.

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  • you should get a real version made and review its functionality against high impact weapons like bullets

    Frank FirekFrank FirekNapja
    • @Luise Atoll but with metal plating and the shape and design and stuff. i was thinking costume. it would be really cool

      Frank FirekFrank FirekNapja
    • @Frank Firek Like a kevlar? There are ones that form to women's bust, you can look it up. Those actually looks closer to the ones in the show than the medieval ones.

      Luise AtollLuise AtollNapja
    • and its mobility and comfort

      Frank FirekFrank FirekNapja
  • Another small point. Although it's metal in universe, in the real world it's most likely silicone foam and it's going to conform to the actress's shape whether you like it or not.

  • Why are people made about boob armour

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  • Most interesting thing in this video is your book shelve is not exploding with the StarTrek and StarWars book standing so near to each other. - Troll out - ;-)

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  • Excluding the real-life Onna-bugeisha who performed well in war, would there be much of a difference in weight between male and female fantasy armors (breast weight + armor weight for women a definite factor) and could that potentially negatively impact a female's movement in combat especially when wielding a heavy melee weapon and shield? Would there be a way to either redistribute or counterbalance the weight in a woman's armor?

  • Biology: Exists Armor: Protects figure of the wearer People with gender studies: *Seething*

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  • Just gotta say it, I did not even notice the boob armor in The Mandalorian. I watched that episode twice and didn't notice.

    Joshua PiroloJoshua PiroloNapja
  • I’m pretty sure there’s an inertial dampener armor mod in kotor

  • I have seen fully sculpted dangus cod pieces with intricate detail in museums.You can guarantee it was very hard to sculpt but they did it.

  • also in the star wars universe blaster bolts and lightsabers exist and they are both dense energy weapons, and Baskar steel (the type of steel the Mandalorians use for their armor) can block these weapons. since blasters are the most common weapons in star wars it makes sense to have thin form fitting armor if it protects you already, because with light form fitting armor you can move around easily while still having protection.

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  • Great video. People are just looking for things to be outraged over. Being offended has become trendy and a pass time nowadays. This is just one of the many reasons Twitter is such a cesspool. Thanks for the video I just subscribed and I am really enjoying your channel.

    Strick NineStrick NineNapja
  • an idea for a video: foldable/collapsible/concealable swords in fiction

    Matúš HonkoMatúš HonkoNapja
  • In Star Wars the armor was designed to divert the energy of blaster bolts into capacitor like packs that you see on their backs. The stormtrooper armor was made to be cheap, universal, modifiable, and have the ability to save the life of the trooper if they were directly hit with a powerful shot. This normally left them knocked out cold which is why they looked like they died in one hit and everyone laughs that the armor didn't do anything. The main function of the armor was as a sealed environmental suit that could be used in nearly any terrain or on any planet. The helmet had extra sensorcoordination

  • very logical and well said. brilliant!

    William TovarWilliam TovarNapja
  • Even if there were no historical contexts for "boob armor" I would still say it makes sense. Female warriors were few and far between throughout history, so there would be little context for them. But then you have the basic math of Double D's definitely not fitting in traditional armor. I don't understand why woke leftists are against boob armor. It seems progressive to me. To acknowledge that tig o' bitties can be warriors too.

    Ralph DennisRalph DennisNapja
  • Very good video. I just now realised that the hairstyle I have is pretty much identical to yours in this video and it just makes me so happy. Also its a coincidence. I didn't copy his hairstyle for fan reasons ive had this hairtsyle for a long time.

    Joonas SammallahtiJoonas SammallahtiNapja
  • ya know there are females in the military and now also in the infantry it could be really important to research designs that fit women better no sense in wearing armor you can't fight in any thoughts?

    Joseph VelaJoseph VelaNapja
  • I like the Amor of her and completly agree with everything here but i have to say if the upper part of her chest plate gets hit by a blaster and gets reflected the angle of the amor can probably reflect it towards her head instead of away from her :/

    Tofeja AjefotTofeja AjefotNapja
  • Mandalorian armor is basically plates glued/bolted on top of a bodysuit. Look at all the gaps!

    Nathaniel MillerNathaniel MillerNapja
  • nice new look!..

    Ivan BnvIvan BnvNapja
  • What's cool about the Mandalorian armour is that it's metallically bonded to his suit beneath it. That means that however tight the suit is would correlate to how tight the armour is as well.

    Thomas BohnertThomas BohnertNapja
  • The female mandalorian armor isnt just subtle, its almost non functional due to being too subtle. You need a certain amount of comfort in the armor to allow those wearing it to be able to wear it for extended durations. Armor that is too tight will end up causing bruising and chaffing which is a health risk. Its like having any modern soldier wear the wrong size boots. Your feet will get destroyed to the point it will take you out of combat capability.

    Michael EsteppMichael EsteppNapja
  • Everyone is complaining about the Boob Armor Since when do people think about stuff like this

    • They never do.

      Levi MosimanLevi MosimanNapja
  • 10:53 o-O

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  • Another good argument, the curvature of the "bewbs" would likely have similar properties to curved tank armor. in the a hit deflecting from one curve, would then also be redirected into another curve. Since armor penetration occurs most easily at a 90° angle, it's relative thickness would matter less as well. Scolo gladiatoria actually had an episode where one of his assistants half sworded to try to pierce a breastplate. At 90° it took all his might penetrate a quarter inch

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  • I’ve noticed I seem to come back to Shad’s videos when I’m doing my artwork (watching in split screen). I love how sassy yet well informed he is. I don’t know if its been mentioned but that space may have also been used to support the breasts, much like a bra or give some extra support

  • I think the Mandalorian armour is mostly made for protecting you from blaster fire😅

  • This reminds me of a story I read, on how Carrie Fisher was forced to insanely squeeze her "anatomy" (yes, she was not light chested, although petite), because the image of the heavy chested little princess was not the visual the director was looking for. She was even very sarcastic about that. It's interesting to match the two perspectives. Back then: Exalting bewbs: BAD Reactions (as the actress was forced into discomfort, in the attempt of "denying" her forms) : None Today: Exalting bewbs: YES Reactions: "...BuT IT's DeTrImENtal AnD OfFeNsive..."

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  • All good points but it's also worth noting that in Star Wars most armor typically isn't designed for melee combat, since it's actually rather rare for altercations to get up close and personal They're *meant* to protect against *blaster bolts* and on *extremely rare occasions* lightsabers, both of which does not have *mass* and won't glance off the armor like say a longsword, so making it form-fitting, comfortable, and easy to move around in is a much higher and and more pragmatic priority.

    Natya RudhNatya Rudh2 napja
  • 10:52 fucking madlad

    Ya boi ThanosYa boi Thanos2 napja
  • I'll be honest with all the bitching about the armor I was expecting something a little more extravagant, needless to say, I was disappointed to actually see it

    Dylan BaillyDylan Bailly2 napja
  • I will fight, to the death, anyone who bad mouths Bo-Katan!!! Also if you're going to complain about female armor being objectifying, maybe you shouldn't start with Mandalorian armor. On a scale of practical to objectifying, Mandalorian armor is very much at the practical end.

    T-MAN 2001T-MAN 20012 napja
  • You could literally saw “Hello” to someone now and they would be offended.

    Blake 456789Blake 4567892 napja
  • star wars from the beginning have been using ideas and parts of ww1 and ww2 machinery pieces from jets and guns and so on , and customize them to look futuristic yet looking like something would exist , plus star wars has elements of real history , like the power of the force can be of spiritual of body and wonders that have not been explored of possible ability's of telekinesis yet training and balancing yet become with the force/power , and light sabers also can represent warriors/ninja's sword of those that wield and fight , plus the resistance , the empire, the rebels all can reflect on world war , like the empire can be a reflection on Nazis and the embodiment, ALSO the style of armor is mix of different history's the cloths and Mandalorian armor and their ways are, like Roman to castle medieval crusaders but also in armor , especially breast armor are mostly being made of steel different times back them and of course some can be impractical, and dangerous but size is need and here in the star wars universe with ingenuity in weapons and armor , would be comfortable not just for the actor but in army like practical improvements in the realm of star wars , plus this is not sexist, only to those that find it sexist are sexist, its literally just designed to fit female biology. its practical for being comfortable and to breath and so on , sorry i was writing this before watching the video, but goes to show i have the same thoughts and agree with you

    KG MasterKG Master2 napja
  • Isabel "the catholic" former queen of spain, had special armor made for her body, to use when she was pregnant, boobs and belly.

    Fede SoulPusFede SoulPus2 napja
    • That must have been hell for the blacksmith.. blacksmith: Ok your armour is ready. Queen: the chest Chest is too tight. Blacksmith: it was made to your measurements. Queen: are you saying I've gained weight.....

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  • No!... Bewb armour is kewl, hot and logical!

    FTSFTS2 napja
  • Oh, it was Anita Sarkeesian complaining about this, so no one serious.

    barnoldwhvbarnoldwhv2 napja
  • 18:34 well I haven't seen them come out and say anything about what the technology in the armor is but I myself think is is partly the inertial damming you mentioned but from what I can gather just by how they go about using the armor I would say that it is also that technology that connects the suit together to display a HUD in the helmet stuff like suit readings, weapons systems, aiming and so on connecting the suit to its gadgets

    Mike KackleyMike Kackley2 napja