Cover art for Star Wars: Princess Leia #1 by Terry and Rachel Dodson
representing all the women
My most popular post has received a lot of arguments lately, so I figured I’d respond to the most common points people bring up.
to get a general gist of Queen Jamillia’s and Oola’s screen time, here are the scripts for Attack of the Clones (Jamillia is in 359 word scene) and Return of the Jedi (Oola is in scenes that add up to 275 words)
In Star Wars, a boy can grow up to be a knight or a wizard, but if you’re a girl, you have one good role model- one good, sexy role model- but you better be born a princess or good at space hooking, cuz those are your options [x]
#it took me an embarrassingly long time to realize #that leia was put in that outfit as a form of punishment and humilliation #ostensibly by jabba #but really by the filmmakers (tags via clickthefrog)
just to add to the list, the clone wars gave ahsoka an arc where, in a sexualized outfit, she initially posed as a slave then was enslaved when the plan went awry, and was targeted with the threat of implied sexual violence from one of the slavers. To make it worse, ahsoka is a teenager.
the writers of star wars in any of its variations, must stop doing this.
Where one sees failure, others see opportunity.