Chengdu: Skimpily dressed women bust sloppily parked cars
In case you've missed them, the Chengdu meinv activists are baaaaack.
A trio of female Sichuan University Huaxi Campus students have appointed themselves parking patrolwomen.
Surely many of us in Chengdu can relate to the desire to police obnoxiously parked cars, but how many of us have the urge to do so dressed in skimpy Tomb Raider-inspired outfits?
Probably not many.
And that's what sets these students apart (in addition to the fact that they've bothered to take some action at all).
Clad in army-green crop tops and black hotpants with gun holsters strapped to their legs, they took to the streets yesterday to "shoot" cars parked in questionable places with pink paper "tickets" saying "Civilized Traffic Starts with Me."
Posters to a car-enthusiasts discussion forum were not impressed, decrying the women for "showing off" and saying that they should don more clothing and not carry fake firearms.
The action follows a modern-day trend of young women dressing in revealing outfits and taking to the streets to spread their message. Similar "protests" have included the Jialing Power Plant "bikini babes" of 2010 and the comparatively conservative "My Generation" traffic stoppers of 2009.
We're not sure why the outfits are necessary (or relevant), but at least we like their messages.
Photos by Chinanews