The Force has awakened! With this weekend's release of Star Wars: Episode VII already leaving several box office records in its wake, Disney's $4 billion relaunch of the legendary franchise is off to an auspicious start.
How can we sit back and simply let our beloved stories mirror lingering and embarrassing gender roles that barely have a place in today's culture, less so in our futuristic fantasies? Yes. Yes. "Long time ago / Far Far Away," but you know what I mean.