The trend of the female monster began with Greek and Roman legend, where female monsters were either temptresses or vile beasts stripped of any sympathy. Consider the legend of Medusa, the original monster girl. – Kate Gardner, The Mary Sue. More:
“The Force is strong with Leia, and hopefully, we will see her story continue… You just can’t have Star Wars without her. To paraphrase the signs, she is the Resistance.” – Brandy McDonnell, The Week in Women. Read more:
“Mothers… don’t receive as much thematic prominence as father-son/child relationships in the cinematic world of a galaxy far, far away. If they do, they are noticeably disposable.” – Caroline Cao, The Mary Sue.
“If I had to give one piece of advice to writers, especially male writers, it would be to show women in relationship to other women as an important part of plot and character development.” – Kate Elliott & Ken Liu in Conversation, Literary Hub. Read more:
Female hero, Jyn Erso, to be featured in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” toy line.
“People aren’t born sexist — they are raised to be. So when you give boys toys and T-shirts that lack female representation, you’re telling them that women don’t deserve to be represented in the culture. But give them a female action figure at an early age before all of that bullshit has been implanted in their heads, and not only will they play with the damn thing, but they might just grow up thinking women are equal to men. Take them to see movies with women saving the world, and they’ll want a T-shirt with her picture on it.” – Casey Cipriani, Women and Hollywood. Read More:
‘Wonder Woman’ (1941) was conceived by Dr. Marston to set up a standard among children and young people of strong, free, courageous womanhood; to combat the idea that women are inferior to men, and to inspire girls to self-confidence and achievement in athletics, occupations and professions monopolized by men.
– by Jill Lepore, The New Yorker.
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