Lady Eboshi was awesome. You know why? Because she looked at a town full of abused and exploited women and said “Fuck this shit”
And they said “Look lady these girls are just trying to earn a living”
But Lady Eboshi didn’t take that shit. She said “Well I’ll buy them and if they want they can come with me.”
"Lady you are hysterical you can’t afford…"
"Fuck you. I’m paying for all of it. And you know how? These ladies are going to work for me. I’m going to pay them to make iron for weapons and you are going to buy those weapons."
"Your town is so big and succesful the Emperor wants it. You better sell out now because all of those natural resources are protected by the Gods so you might as well…"
"Fuck the Gods. Fuck the Emperor. Fuck your shit. It’s my hot town I’ll do what I want."
She also took in men who’d been crippled and were cast out to be beggars and gave them work they could do and plenty of respect and care. Lady was feminist as fuck.
SHE TOOK IN LEPERS.
L E P E R S.
See above for why Lady Eboshi is one of the best characters ever. Technically, she’s the antagonist after you learn San’s story and how Eboshi is hurting the environment, but she’s not villified by the story or by any human characters in the town because of her humanitarian efforts. She’s an antagonist for San and Ashitaka at some points, but in all others, she’s nothing less of a hero. Even at the end, when her town is ruined, she just smiles and says “This time we’ll build a better town.” with the implication she’ll make a prosperous town for her people without harming the environment.
tl;dr - Lady Eboshi is the best
Though Mean Girls was rated PG-13 for “sexual content, language, and some teen partying,” that was a rating Paramount had to fight for, says Waters. “We had lots of battles with the ratings board on the movie. There was the line, ‘Amber D’Lessio gave a blow job to a hot dog,’ which eventually became ‘Amber D’Lessio made out with a hot dog.’ Which is somehow weirder! That’s the thing we found: When you’re trying to make a joke obey the rules and not use any bad words, it can actually become seamier, even.” Still, there were some things that Waters simply refused to change. “The line in the sand that I drew was the joke about the wide-set vagina. The ratings board said, ‘We can’t give you a PG-13 unless you cut that line.’ We ended up playing the card that the ratings board was sexist, because Anchorman had just come out, and Ron Burgundy had an erection in one scene, and that was PG-13. We told them, ‘You’re only saying this because it’s a girl, and she’s talking about a part of her anatomy. There’s no sexual context whatsoever, and to say this is restrictive to an audience of girls is demeaning to all women.’ And they eventually had to back down.”
Lets all take a moment and take in the best bro in Kyoukai no Kanata
So, about a month ago, me and my younger sister decided to hit up the local thrift store. I stumbled upon this gem.
For $2, I decided to take this treasure home, and aptly name it “Crying Baby Pumpkin-Head”. When I got home, I realized it had a cord, and plugged into the wall…What in God’s holy name did I buy this is a soul sucking demon of Satan.