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Here’s How Lara Croft, ‘Tomb Raider’ Can Further Improve Her Image

Feminist Lara Croft
Christine Gritmon

A new ‘Tomb Raider‘ reboot was launched this week, and it features a very different Lara Croft from the one we’re used to. For one thing, she’s more human, more vulnerable—they’ve given her a heart and a brain. Another thing they’ve given her? Pants!

Yes, gone are the iconic booty shorts of yore. Now that she’s finally gotten herself into a pair of cargoes, we wondered—what else might this iconic female heroine want to get herself into? Here are some ways that game developer Square Enix could turn Lara Croft from a badass explorer into a feminist icon.


In the next 'Tomb Raider' installment, Lara backs Nancy Pelosi on the Violence Against Women Act.

 
 
 
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In an act of fairness, her costar in the next 'Tomb Raider' game is 'Uncharted's' Nathan Drake in hot pants.

 
 
 
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In order to silence critics who say she shows too much skin, Lara dons a parka for the entirety of her next game, 'Tomb Raider: An Unseasonably Chilly March.'

 
 
 
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Christine Gritmon

In her downtime, Lara becomes a regular columnist on Huffington Post Women.

 
 
 
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Following the lead of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg, Lara pens a self-help book for women in today's workplace.

 
 
 
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Instead of raiding tombs, she leads a team of researchers in discovering a cure for ovarian cancer.

 
 
 
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Lara encourages female togetherness in music by bringing back Lilith Fair and blowing everyone away with her acoustic guitar skills.

 
 
 
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Inspired by Feminist Ryan Gosling, Lara stars in her own meme.

 
 
 

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Michelle Obama and Lara team up in an effort to show youngsters that there are other ways of staying fit besides gouging out a thug's eyeball with a bowie knife.

 
 
 
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Christine Gritmon

Finally, Lara joins Lena Dunham for a night of bar-hopping and artisanal crossbow-making in Brooklyn.

 
 
 
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