Nothing’s wrong but nothing’s right, either.
in my english class we have to fill in this chart and say how many hours we’ve been on the computer or watching tv and say what we’re doing and why and my friend looked at me and said “you should probably lie a little.”
Star Wars. Because it’s okay to have just one woman in your universe.
By Jem Yoshioka
HEY. HEY GUYS.
I’m gonna fix this like right now.
Ahsoka Tano. Padawan to the Chosen One.
Aurra Sing. Badass bounty hunter extraordinaire.
Aayla Secura. Jedi Knight.
Jedi Master Luminara Unduli and her Padawan Barriss Offee.
Zam Wessel. Another awesome bounty hunter.
Sabine. Mandalorian rebel and artist.
Hera. Captain of the Ghost.
Duchess Satine Kryze. Leader of the Manadalorian System, which represents about 1,500 worlds.
Bo-Katan Kryze. Satine’s sister and second in command of Death Watch (a terrorist organization).
FREAKIN ASAJJ VENTRESS. Sith assassin and Nightsister.
Mother Talzin and a Nightsister. That’s right. A whole freakin CLAN of awesome warrior women!
Senator Riyo Chuchi. She’s an awesome diplomat.
Mother fuckin Master Shaak Ti. She’s one of the few that survives the Purge (Order 66).
Jedi Master Adi Gallia.
GRAND MASTER SATELE SHAN. Meaning, back in her day, she was the “Yoda” of the whole Jedi Order!
DARTH ZANNAH. She was apprentice to Darth Bane, who started the RULE OF TWO. A lineage that went all the way to Emperor Palpatine!
There’s also Ganodi
two Jedi younglings.
Let’s not forget Padme Amidala. Senator from Naboo. And also, the role model all politicians should look up to (no joke).
And much, much more!
There are a lot of awesome ladies in Star Wars. Just because you’re too ignorant to look beyond the original trilogy does NOT mean the entirety of the series is lacking in female roles… on a similar note though, I’m disappointed with the new Episode VII casting and their lack of ladies there.
Alright, reblogging this with more awesome ladies in honor of May the 4th.
Y’all want more awesome ladies representing in the Star Wars verse?
Well here ya go. lol
This is Steela Gerrera. She fought against the Separtists and for the freedom of her planet during the Clone Wars.
Don’t tell me y’all forgot about Sabe. She was Padme’s decoy and loyal bodyguard. She was a part of the Queen’s handmaidens who were much more than mere “servants”.
Queen Miraj Scintel man… she ruled an empire (of slavers unfortunately). But man oh man, talk about a woman who takes no shit. She was in Count Dooku’s face when he spoke out against her.
Darth Talon. Do I really need to expand? Look at her badass awesomeness.
This is the Daughter. A Force Wielder aka a Force GOD essentially. She’s also known as the Winged Goddess since she can turn into a majestic gryphon. She’s LITERALLY the embodiment of all light and goodness in the Force.
Mother f-ing Githany man! She was a member of the Brotherhood of Darkness and used a freakin LIGHTWHIP even though she had a lightsaber.
Queen Julia of Bardotta. She was not only the queen of her world, but also her people’s spiritual leader.
Rianna Saren used to be a slave… until she escaped and eventually became a Rebel Alliance hero! Also, prosthetic lekku, how neat is that?
I love this girl. Latts Razzi. She’s a bounty hunter with some wicked style. Let me tell ya…
Sy Snootles. Not your typical “pretty female” and she’s more than Jabba’s singer! She was also a part-time bounty hunter!
T’ra Saa. Man oh man is she and her people cool. Shape shifting plant beings?! And she’s a Jedi Master at that!
Sugi is a bounty hunter and mercenary. Bitches get shit done yo.
Maris Brood. She survived the Purge with her Master Shaak Ti. But after Shaak Ti’s deaths he went totaly dark side.
Let me tell you about Darth Traya! She was BLIND, but was awesome enough to use the force to telekinetically wield THREE lightsabers. You tell me that’s not awesome!
Oh god, Jedi Master Fay. If an elf from LotR was to be in Star Wars, SHE WOULD BE IT. She was super old, yet remained young and beautiful. She was so badass with her Force abilities that she didn’t even USE a lightsaber!
Last but not least, Mara Jade. Emperor’s Hand, smuggler, Jedi Master, and oh yea, eventual wife of Luke Skywalker!
This is not an exhaustive list. I just wanted to let people know on this special day the awesome ladies from Star Wars that get no love because everyone is too focused on the original trilogy due to nostalgia fever.
There are two very great points being brought up here. One, there are more women outside of the original trilogy. So those girls dressed as Leia could definitely dress up as one of the many female characters that have been mentioned above.
Two, there needs to be more women in Star Wars VII. And not as in “we need to add five females here.” NO. I mean, that those new male characters could have been female. Does the fact that they’re male identify or define their character? Probably not. All the more reason to have created them as female. That’s the point that people don’t get.
Lets not forget Jaina Solo, Tenel Ka, Alana Solo, and Mon Mothma!!!
Ok, so while there are two great points being brought up here (point one being “there’s way more popular Star Wars dude characters than there are lady characters!” and point two being “there are a lot of female characters in the Star Wars universe, they are just considerably less well known!”), I think the first point is not one that is not solved by the second point. As an avid Star Wars fan since childhood, I’ve had a lot of experience with Star Wars halloween costumes, and if you are a girl who does not want to break the bank with expensive cosplay options, guess what your costume choices are? Princess Leia and Padme, and also Sexy Leia and Sexy Padme! The only halloween where I went as a Star Wars character that was not Padme or Leia, I went as a generic Jedi (because trying to get enough body paint to go as one of the well known ones was gonna be too much effort for a middle schooler lol) and oh guess what?? Even with the robes and the lightsaber no one could figure out what I was. Which does bring up a point that if you want to go trick or treating as a Star Wars character, there is a lot more easily identifiable characters for boys to go as than for girls. Pretty much everyone will recognize Boba Fett or Yoda. Zam Wessell or Shaak Ti?? Not so much. And it sucks having to explain your halloween costume to grown ups all the time, especially as their guesses for what you are get weirder and weirder while trying to figure out what the heck that little girl could be dressed as.
This is also linked to the fact that outside of action figures, popular Star Wars merch only features Leia or Padme, while Anakin, Luke, Han, Yoda, Darth, Jabba, Boba, R2, 3PO, even fucking Salicious Crumb!! get featured on shirts, plushies, backpacks, hats, etc. So that’s helping all the women get buried and forgotten.
Obviously I’m a huge fan of ALL the ladies in Star Wars, and I’d love for the problem in the original post to by solved by something as easy as “hey, well just dress up as one of THESE obscure characters and stop complaining!” but that’s not the case.
I 100% agree with princess-slay-ya here. As I was reading through this post, the first thought I had was “yeah there’s tons of ladies, but how recognizable are they?” ESPECIALLY since every lady who wasn’t in TCW? No longer “technically” a part of the Star Wars universe. I started this blog partially to highlight women in Star Wars that generally get ignored. Do you have any idea the number of books and comics and tv episodes that I’ve gone through where there are either no new female characters or the women get in a ten second cameo that almost isn’t worth writing a biography for? I’ll do it because damn it in a book with 60 characters when only 5 of them are women and 2 of those women are only around for 2 pages? I’m gonna talk about those women because we need to talk about why there isn’t anyone else in those books.
This shit only gets fixed when The Powers That Be decide to put way more ladies in the movies than men; when women actually start to get DIVERSE female characters (Padme and Leia are great, but they’re both politicians with a gun; give me some other group to work with, please and thank you)(also they are both WHITE and while I guess that makes sense for mother and daughter, there is NO ONE in the movies or the tv shows (except now for Sabine) who is a non-white human and that needs to be fixed pronto); when the authors actually try to include women in all aspects of the books (A New Dawn did pretty good with this; four new female characters, only one died, one was an Imperial, and the last two were very different ladies in a good way)(the fact that there’s not a single book planned that solely stars a woman is bullshit and shows that The Powers That Be don’t actually have representation anywhere on their list of important things to do).
So, like princess-slay-ya said, we could dress like obscure characters and explain ourselves over and over again. Or The Powers That Be could get their heads out of their asses and actually give proper representation to women.
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This perfectly summarizes why I love the Simpsons and hate Family Guy.
I watched that episode with my family and I could just feel how uncomfortable everyone was. Honestly, it was a really jarring, unpleasant episode.
Homer is a terrible dad. So is Peter. But Homer’s saving grace has always been that he tries—he’s bad at it and he fucks it up a lot, but he loves his family and he wants to be better than he is.
One of my favorite Homer moments is in “Diatribe of a Mad Housewife.” Tl;dr Marge writes a steamy romance novel starring herself and Ned, and when Homer finds out, he chases down Ned and, rather than attack him, asks him to teach him how to be a better husband.
There’s some part of his stupid self that wants to do better.
I never got that impression with Peter. Instead, the family has gotten more and more abusive towards Meg. It’s really unsettling for me when I started realizing that’s what happens sometimes in abusive families. Abusers sometimes single out one child to abuse, and quite often the other family members take the abuser’s side. After all, it’s easier to side with an abuser than to run the risk of becoming the target yourself.
There’s never really a point where it seems like Peter cares at all that his shitty behavior impacts his family. It actually seems to have gotten worse over the years. He expects everyone to clean up his messes because that’s always what happens; there’s really no reason for him not to be shitty.
And it’s easy to see how Meg is affected. She doesn’t have much of a character, really, because so much her screen time is devoted to being abused. The bits of character development all seem to hinge on her being this sad, neglected person who’s trying her best but never really gets any help from anyone. Quite the opposite; there have been a lot of episodes where her family sabotages any attempts to be herself.
It can be easy to forget how awful this behavior is when the only context is the show itself (frankly, everyone on Family Guy is kind of terrible). Seeing it played against the Simpsons, who are a flawed and dysfunctional but ultimately loving family, was painful to watch.
The worst part is that it teaches people that abuse is funny. If you say anything about this, you’ll get a response similar to “calm down - it’s just a joke”. Because that’s what abuse is to them now. A joke.
Great scene, and based on an actual historical incident in medieval Germany:
When King Conrad III defeated the Duke of Welf (in the year 1140) and placed Weinsberg under siege, the wives of the besieged castle negotiated a surrender which granted them the right to leave with whatever they could carry on their shoulders. The king allowed them that much. Leaving everything else aside, each woman took her own husband on her shoulders and carried him out. When the king’s people saw what was happening, many of them said that that was not what had been meant and wanted to put a stop to it. But the king laughed and accepted the women’s clever trick. “A king” he said, “should always stand by his word.”
Medieval women were BAMFs.
OMG I ALWAYS THOUGHT THIS WAS ONE OF THE BEST MOVIE SCENES EVER.
But that it is actually based ON A REAL EVENT MAKES EVERYTHING SO MUCH BETTER!!
- *character shows signs of possible attraction to more than one gender*
- me: omg what if they're bi??
- straight people: what if they're GAY?
- straight people: what if they're STRAIGHT with an EXCEPTION?
- straight people: what if they are a COLLECTIVE of SIXTEEN FISH imitating HUMAN ATTRACTION PATTERNS as a part of their DEVIOUS DISGUISE?
I reckon if more people understood this there would be a lot less victim blaming when it comes to rape.