This has been on my mind for a while so I decided to bring it up here. There has been a lot of sexualizing of women in the EU–especially by certain authors. Does this fit with the theme of Star Wars? In the first two movies, ANH and ESB, there was nothing sexualized about Leia; she wore full-body outfits that never even revealed her ankles, AFAIK; she was basically a Mennonite with a gun. The closest thing to a "revealing" outfit she wore was the semi-low-cut dress in the ceremony scene at the end of ANH. She was never looked at as a symbol of sexual desires but one of power. Sure, Han and Leia kiss, but any kid with a mommy and daddy had seen kissing before. It was not until ROTJ, when Carrie Fisher claimed she didn't have enough interesting outfits, that the designers got "creative" with her–that, of course, being the slave bikini. Leia, who had for so long been a symbol of power and a role model, was suddenly a sex symbol amongst male fans, to the point where there is even a fan site dedicated to Leia's Metal Bikini. This, in turn, led to a vague sexualizing of Padme in the PT. There was nothing revealing about her outfits in TPM, but by AOTC she wore two blue outfits with the midriff bare, one cut high and one cut very low: This is not to make mention of her back-baring dress on Naboo or the black dinner dress that was the worst possible thing to wear in front of a hormone-crazed Anakin. Then, on Geonosis, she wore a very tight, white outfit that conveniently gets its middle cut out by a Nexu. (How does that happen, anyways?) Now, I understand that this does seem to be a theme in Star Wars since ROTJ. But...has it become over-done in EU? Let me elaborate. Of all the outfits above, only Leia's drew attention to her...well, I'll be blunt–her breasts. Padme's all drew attention to her midriff instead, save for the dinner dress, which was just plain tight everywhere. In EU, however, authors seem most happy to focus on breasts; in the first X-Wing book, it is stated that Erisi has her flight suit unzipped enough that Corran can see a lot of her cleavage. In the next book she was wearing a disguise that left little to the imagination. In the fourth book, it is stated that most Thyferran women wear extremely revealing "costumes." Then there are Denning's books–oh, there are Denning's books. How do I begin? Well, the first time we see Alema and Numa Rar, they're both dressed in "dancing shifts," which wouldn't be all that uncommon for Twi'leks, but it just gets worse from there. Alema touches Anakin in ways that suggested to Han "she knew more than he was comfortable telling Anakin about" or something like that. Then in the DNT, Alema gets it all out. From wearing a spacesuit so small it'll "rip if she leaned over" to the jacket unzipped all the way down to her navel, it's all there. And then in Invincible, Tahiri gets the same treatment, seducing Ben Skywalker while dressed like this. Or Leia and Han joking about bondage, or Leia dressed as a sexy, sexy alien in a tube top and Daisy Dukes. And one of the biggest books to do this is the MedStar duology–though it can be partially forgiven for at least being a M.A.S.H. reference. From Jos walking in on Tolk while she's mostly naked in the changing room, to Barriss meditating naked just out of the shower, it's all there. I'm sure there are more examples out there *cougcoughLegacycoughcough*, but I think I've given you sufficient examples to know what I'm talking about. So: discuss.