melancolour (melancolour) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Toxic Masculinity Is the True Villain of Star Wars: The Last Jedi SPOILERS

Let's talk about the competent women and the emotionally-challenged men of The Last Jedi.




*In the original trilogy, Han Solo was the ultimate heterosexual man's man-- women wanted him and men wanted to be him.
*Poe Dameron, who has drawn comparisons to Han since TFA, takes that to the next, toxic level-- a hot headed man who ignores the wisdom of the woman around and above him, to the extreme detrement of all.
*TLJ shows the growth of male characters (Luke, Poe, Finn) by having them listen to and be inspired by the women around them-- Rei, Holdo & Leia, and Rose all gave guidance to the men they were paired with.
*Kylo-Ren is the exception, rejecting Rei's guidance and pursuing a destructive path bent where he does not learn from his mistakes
*Basically women have to spend the movie getting the men to take their head out of their collective asses, aka real life

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This article is so worth reading, and really helped me process what was actually being doing in TLJ.

Does your favourite series examine toxic masculinity, ONTD?
Tags: feminism / social issues, star wars
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