Dear authors of feminist essays on Star Wars:
I want to love you. I really do. I understand your pain. I wrote one of those essays myself, and it mostly came down on the critical side. But you can’t denounce the portrayal of women in all six movies and NEVER DISCUSS LEIA. She’s only the most narratively central female character in the series!
Now, I imagine it’s challenging to dismiss her as an anti-feminist token love interest without sounding like a blithering idiot. However, even a baby acafan like me knows that responding to contradictory evidence with “LA LA LA NOT LISTENING” does not make a convincing argument.
There are perfectly valid feminist criticisms to be made about Star Wars. How about y’all start making them?
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