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To All the Man-Babies Who Can’t Handle a Female 'Star Wars' Lead

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So the next Star Wars film, "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," dropped its first trailer and unsurprisingly, man-babies around the world started singing the song of their people:

On Twitter:

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On YouTube:

  • "I feel like 90% of women don't even like star wars why do they keep putting a female lead when star wars is mostly guys watching."
  • "Why so many female main characters....not to be sexist....."
  • "I swear everything is turning into liberal feminism garbage. I bet the next spin-off will be about how Han solo is a transgender woman lol"

On Facebook:

And again, on Facebook:

You get the point. Basically, some bros (not all, of course) are bummed out that "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" features a strong female lead character. Apparently they really can't bear it because "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" also featured a strong female lead character.

So here's what I have to say to the dude-bros pissed about girls in their sci-fi action flicks:

Dear Man-Baby:

I know. It's hard to imagine that just because females make up around 50 percent of the human population, why they have any business starring in films, much less in leading roles? It's hard to digest, and that's sad. I'm sad for you.

So here's a suggestion: Stop whining about it on social media and watch the film when it comes out. Or don't. Who cares.

Your weird entitlement, showing as annoyance or anger towards the media because girls are… what? Invading your space? It's depressing to hear. You also probably feel that there is some sort of agenda—a reason that girls in films are being "shoved down your throat." You've also probably made some comment about how the U.S. is way too politically correct these days, that this PC garbage is going to ruin 'murica.

Well, you know what? There are women in your life. And these women, these people, are just people who are starting to be represented in media , just like they are in real life. It's not an agenda, it's not shoving some weird thing down your throat. It's just women, and they can and do kick-ass in awesome films.

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Hopefully you're not a butthole who treats the women in your life with the same disdain you do fictional characters on the screen. Do you shudder when your mother, wife or daughter walks into the room? Do you wish she was, instead, a white male? Probably not. Because that would be dumb, right?

So please. Give it a rest.


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