So, with that history, I will tell you, I LOVE the new Star Wars movies. They're fantastic. And, one of the things that makes it fantastic is the inclusion of women. Who knew there were women in space? They still aren't seen in as many roles as men, but they're in leading and important roles, and that's fantastic. Yeah, yeah, "representations matters." It does, it really does. I had all the star wars characters and the ships and the accessories. You know how many girls there were? Two. Princess Leia and the green chic from the canteen.
I'm so excited that kids (and maybe I) will have the chance to really see themselves in some kick ass Jedi roles.
And, it makes the dudes better, too. Check out the way men grow through strong women (pretty cool analysis):