Skip to main content

Rogue One an SJW story

I'm a girl, so I'm automatically good at everything and like super brave, unlike those icky boys. 


So the writers of the new Star Wars movie would like us to know that they few the Star Wars universe as the rebel alliance being a multi-cultural society, led by brave women, fighting a white supremacist empire.

Look at me, I walk like a guy, but I'm more badass cause I don't have a penis.


Great, popular entertainment is now a women/genders studies course, sounds like fun doesn't it? What would be social engineers in Hollywood don't realize is biological reality is hard to overcome. Some women today might like to see portrayals of how they too can join in the adventurous fun, but not at the expense of denigrating men (okay in this instance it's just white men) most women want a man to be a man when it comes right down to it, not a apologizing simply for existing beta male.

I'm a man, but it's okay, I'm not white, so you can still root for me.

Look, I'm as opened minded as anyone, I'm not saying gender, sexual orientation, race, creed, colour or anything else under the protected class umbrella, is incapable of being adventurous and heroic. We've had resourceful brave women in movies for decades (Ripley anyone? And no that's not the only example, but I'm not going to list them) however, two Star Wars movies in a row with the same female character (basically) is a bit much. Then add in making the leaders of the rebellion women and you've lost me, and about 90 percent of your audience.
Women might like the idea of being portrayed as adventurous, but it's not in their DNA, fighting, leading, heroism are part of a boys DNA, but the Star Wars narrative wants to tell boys they're not very good at all that, leave it to the girls.

Oh oh, white male alert!


Remember that biological reality? Girls don't dream about fighting empires, you can have as many heroic portrayals of 120 lb women in popular culture wiping out 6'2 220 lb men, and they might get a kick out of it, but they're never going to actually fight anyone. Boys play fight constantly and real fight occasionally, that's part of being a boy (it's not toxic, it's just being male).
Women (for the most part) also don't lead. Certainly some can and do, and their are heroic female leaders, but they are rare. There's a reason why women, despite all of the endless encouragement and in the case of Canada (quotas) largely don't go into politics, leading and confrontation is not appealing to them. But intelligent young men, who do aspire to work for society, to butt heads in the name of their ideology and champion their ideas, are being turned away, and discouraged before they get out of the gate, cause, it's 2016, and we don't need more men (and God forbid, white men).
With that said,  if you now want to spend $15 to get yet another lecture on how horrible men are, then you're beyond hope. Sure, the special effects are great, and they are some good battle scenes, but what's there to relate to? This film tells you you're evil.
A rebellion actually run by women would never defeat the Empire, since risk taking, as anyone outside of a women's studies course will tell you is not a female trait. So if you must see Rogue One, I suppose you could view it as an unintentional comedy, but is that really worth it?



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Royal Canadian Navy scandal kept under wraps with help of MSM

A somewhat recent Maclean's magazine article (Canada's Time, except, amazingly, more left wing) was headlined: The (Canadian Vice Admiral) Mark Norman firing mystery.

Then goes on to provide absolutely no analysis whatsoever regarding the mystery, other than putting it down to Canadian defence bureaucracy. There's some hard hitting news from Canada's newsmagazine, about the largest scandal to hit Canadian politics since... well ever, nothing comes close, the Sponsorship Scandal pales in comparison to the the ongoing Navy shipbuilding scandal. With the exception that the media this time won't touch it.

Another article earlier this year from Canada's national broadcaster, the CBC, written by senior defence reporter, Murray Brewster, mentioned the vice admiral's removal, then did the bait and switch to the pervious Conservative government's purchase of sea sparrow missiles. That story was a non-scandal scandal the leftist media has tried to promote, criti…

DON'T support Rebel Media!

The above headline might seem odd coming from a right-leaning libertarian website, but I assure you it isn't.

Rebel Media is on a fundraising kick this holiday season, hoping to be the Breitbart News of the north. But they can never be Breitbart News for one fundamental reason, they are not a truly independent media outlet like Breitbart.

Media in Canada (and yes I'm speaking from firsthand experience) is about as corrupt as it gets. In print media four major companies control just about everything, and to make matters worse, they don't compete against each other, they illegally collude to secure monopoly markets for themselves.
And on top of that, they are inter-owned. Of the four print media companies, Glacier Media, Black Press, Torstar and Post Media, Post Media owns (approximately) 15 percent of Glacier, and Torstar owns 15 percent of Black Press.

Now you might think the two inter-owned entities would at least compete against each other, but you'd be wrong. Glaci…