Mulan is an amazing movie for, like, 500 million different reasons. Like seriously, how the fuck did it take until 1998 for people draw Asian characters without making them into caricatures? Plus, you know that soundtrack back to front, don’t even act like you don’t.
And to make matters awesome-er Mulan was a real woman. According to “The Ballad of Mulan” she took her aging father’s place in the Chinese army and fought with them for twelve years (as if she wasn’t fucking badass enough in the movie, I mean seriously).
And it’s not just Hua Mulan. Women all over the world and throughout time have been sneaking into the military dressed as men.
Jane Dieulafoy - This woman fucking did it all. She was an archaeologist, an explorer, a novelist and a journalist, but when her husband volunteered to serve in the Franco-Prussian war she fucking put on a uniform and served right there beside him.
Loreta Janeta Velazquez - Do you see this woman’s fine-ass ‘stache? Velazquez was a Cuban woman who dressed like a man so she could fight in the American Civil War. She fought at Bull Run, Ball’s Bluff and Fort Donelson before her gender was discovered and she was discharged. But she said “fuck it” and reenlisted so she could fight at Shiloh. Then she was discovered to be a woman again, so she became a fucking spy.
Deborah Sampson - An American woman who disguised herself as a man in order to serve in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, Sampson got shot twice and refused to go to the hospital for fear of what they’d do to her if they found out she was a woman. So what did she do? She fucking dug the balls out of her own body with nothing but a sewing needle and a penknife.
Think women can’t carry their weight on the battlefield? Bullshit, women have BEEN carrying their weight on the battlefield since the dawn of fucking time. Wake up already.