This scene is why Princess Leia was such a pop culture feminist icon- RIP Carrie Fisher

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…to many of us Princess Leia was the first real embodiment of a feminist character whose equality with men wasn’t even in question. The groundbreakingness of Fisher’s role reset pop culture narratives and gave us a glimpse of a different voice.

Unbelievable that this poster is now out of date only after a day with the death of Carrie Fisher…

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I was a child when I first saw Star Wars A New Hope and I still remember the thrill that coursed through my mind when Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia turned every previous female lead in a movie I had seen on its head…

…she wasn’t the helpless Princess waiting for a Knight in shining Jedi armour riding a Millennium Falcon to save her, she was the hero saving them!

It was her fearlessness and courage as that character that changed popular culture in  a way that would impact millions of us around the world and that’s why her death has had such a deep impact.

Tina Fey says it best…

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…to many of us Princess Leia was the first real embodiment of a feminist character whose equality with men wasn’t even in question. The groundbreakingness of Fisher’s role reset pop culture narratives and gave us a glimpse of a different voice.

The 2016 death march continues and it’s reaping a terrible harvest from our Gen X cultural icons

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4 Comments

  1. CLEANGREEN says:

    I truly loved her as a stunning likeable human being she was all the best a human had to offer and I am stunned and saddened also that she has gone and wonder what caused her early passing?

    • Chooky says:

      +100 CLEANGREEN and great post !…she reminds me of the many sensible, independent minded, self reliant New Zealand women who have fought for women’s rights and made New Zealand

  2. Afewknowthetruth says:

    With 4 out of 5 leading unhealthy lifestyles and in poor shape, they’ll be dropping like flies over the next few years:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/middle-aged-health-alcohol-weight-lifestyle-a7497561.html

  3. kappanz says:

    Time that death march took someone evil that the planet is better without, and I have more than a few suggestions. Carrie had spirit to the end, and she gave of it freely. Missed her from the second the news arrived. RIP . and Debbie.


 
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