Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions – and Ray Gun Girls


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By now you know I kind of dig Space Chicks.

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In addition to writing substantively on the historical, sociological and geopolitical aspects of Space Chicks, my purely scholarly passion led me to become the worlds leading authority on subject.

Professor Boylan presenting a paper on Space Chicks at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2006

When I first determined the importance of Space Chicks as a pop culture phenomenon,  I soon observed that there is an important Space Chick subset that is best described as “Ray Gun Girls.”  Simply put, a Ray Gun Girl is a girl often, but not always, wearing a space suit in close proximity to a ray gun, often, but not always holding the ray gun.

Like Space Chicks in general, Ray Gun Girls first appeared on the cover of pulp magazines.

And when Space Chicks migrated from pulp novel covers to film and television, Ray Gun Girls began showing up there, too.

In all honesty, most Ray Gun Girl images are fetish driven manifestations of arrested male adolescent wish fulfillment, amounting to little more than soft core pornography.

However, as the years went by science fiction matured, and Space Chick images began to include strong, capable women who were fully realized heroic figures as complex and detailed as any male hero. As this happened, the images of Ray Gun Girls also evolved into something more serious and less sexist.


To me, the entire phenomenon is really quite fascinating. I don’t have the time or inclination to explore in this blog why there is such a driving interest to depict women holding ray guns.  The psycho-sexual implications alone would fill more space than I have to work with here. However, it is worth noting that the Ray Gun Girl concept is distancing itself from sex object utility and is increasingly being seen as a sign of feminist empowerment.


I’m taking the time here to provide you with the opportunity to judge for yourself.  Below is a gallery of Ray Gun Girl drawings and photos representing only what I was able to download in a few minutes before I gave up and went on to more serious business.  Nevertheless, this incomplete sample is the most comprehensive collection of Ray Gun Girl pics anywhere on or off the internet.

I present them in the order my computer imposed due to file title.

[If you don’t see any gallery below, then you need to go back up to the top and click on the link entitled something like “The Ultimate Ray Gun Girl Gallery.”

I take no responsibility for any offense that may result from anyone accessing and scrutinizing any of the photos in that gallery.]

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14 Responses to “Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions – and Ray Gun Girls”

  1. Yeah, yeah, higher meaning, evolving to be less sexist, we get it. Now FIND MORE SPACE CHICKS. Damn the clients – get to it man!

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  2. paulboylan Says:

    Ray Gun Girls. Not Space Chicks, per se.

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  3. Send me to Space!!!!

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  4. I was just reading a scientific paper on this cultural meme and it essentially boils down to: Ray Gun Girls are TEH HAWT!

    The other odd thing was that the paper began, “I never thought that something like this would happen to me but …”

    And, even more interesting was the fact that Ray Gun Girls tend to have a hot friend, are overwhelmingly bi-curious and willing to repay the least kindness with amazingly acrobatic sex.

    It was a scientific paper so it has to be true.

    Just sayin’

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  5. I have said it before and will continue to shout it from the roof tops ‘LOVE YOU WORK PNB”

    “In all honesty, most Ray Gun Girl images are fetish driven manifestations of arrested male adolescent wish fulfillment, amounting to little more than soft core pornography.
    you say that like its a bad thing.

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  6. I heart Ray gun Girls. And saying “heart” as a verb just shows you their value. I use nouns as verbs only when something touches my heart.

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  7. bondiboy66 Says:

    I was going to write something pithy, well thought out, educated, deep and incisive. Then I said fuck it.

    I now say: ”MOAR!”

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  8. paulboylan Says:

    The previous post has more. Much more.

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  9. bondiboy66 Says:

    Yes I know. But one cannot get enough of space chicks.

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  10. paulboylan Says:

    Pleas note: there is no category of art – high, pop, or low – even remotely referencing anything like “Space Dudes.” I am not even aware of a male gay interest in such a thing. No one really cares about guys in space. But Space Chicks? The modern world cannot get enough of them.

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  11. b1RXCc8LA Says:

    I want to post quick hello and want to say appriciate for this good article.

    “Appriciate.”

    There. I said it.

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  12. There is also the music – The Raygun Girls

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