Monday, December 21, 2015
Girls should be mothers, not Jedi Knights
Star Wars - The Force Awakens has been released to incredible fanfare. The entire media, corporate and government complex has been pushing this film. Hillary Clinton even referenced the film in the Democratic debate.
So why the hype? Mostly because the director, J.J. Abrams has stated one of the goals of the movie was to promote "diversity" and the usual Social Justice Warrior propaganda.
As such, the lead Jedi character is now a girl called Rey. Rey is basically a Mary Sue character in that she has no flaws. She is an expert mechanic, pilot, warrior, and Jedi. She requires no training. Anything that a boy can do, she can do better. She is basically a Tumblr feminist fantasy, minus the blue hair and 100 pounds.
And it is axiomatic that showing girls in strong and empowered (read masculine) roles is a good thing. But no one asks why is this a good thing? How does it benefit civilization to push girls to be wannabe boys?