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The Saga Continues: ‘Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy’ by Amy Ratcliffe

The Saga Continues: ‘Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy’ by Amy Ratcliffe

‘Women of the Galaxy’ is a new, stunningly illustrated Star Wars book that introduces us to the women of the galaxy far, far away. Read More

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The Force Awakens the Feminist Hero We’ve Always Wanted

The Force Awakens the Feminist Hero We’ve Always Wanted

As I’ve said before, my daughter loves Star Wars. I’m sure it comes as no surprise to anyone that there is a small number of female characters in the Star Wars galaxy. And at her young age, even my fledgling padawan has noticed the lack of women in the galaxy. She would rather pretend to be Luke or Anakin because they get more involved in the action of the story. (“Leia needs to be rescued and Padme dies, Mom.”) Yes, Princess, now General, Leia and Padme do get in on the action, but if we are all honest with ourselves, the boys are the ones who get to play the role of hero and save the day. And then came Rey. Read More