Star Wars Fans Are Debating Whether The Franchise Belongs To Men Or Women

Star Wars Fans Are Debating Whether The Franchise Belongs To Men Or Women
The online magazine Culture Slate recently shared a post celebrating a young woman for making her own Star Wars costume. Despite its benevolent nature, the post has since sparked debate for saying that “The Force has always been female!”

Of course, this is only the latest chapter in an ongoing discussion among fans about whether the franchise belongs to men or women, or everyone. The post’s title does not necessarily reflect its content, either, as this isn’t an in-depth analysis of the films which tries to argue that the mythical power possessed by Jedis and Sith Lords alike is gendered. Rather, the post commemorates a woman named Tj for making her own Star Wars costume in the seventies.

So what? Thousands of kids dress up every year for Comic Con. True, but it’s a lot easier nowadays than it was then. As the writer of the post points out,
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