Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Top 10 ‘Bitch Flicks’ Articles Written in 2016

Bitch Flicks Top 10 Posts of 2016

Here are our top 10 most popular articles written in 2016.

How Pop Culture Nostalgia Privileges Some and Excludes Others

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Nostalgia is not the problem, at least not the main one. … The central issue is that the feeling of nostalgia is often a privilege, and a form of exclusion.

Star Wars’ Rey: Feminist Heroine or Mary Sue?

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The heroine of the story turned out to be Rey: a lone scavenger using her brain and her strength to survive. … In a world of fantastical male heroes, is there not room for a legendary woman? Isn’t the whole point of a fantasy story some sort of wish-fulfillment? An epic triumph over evil rarely achievable in real life?

Interracial Relationships: The Roundup

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Check out all of the posts from our Interracial Relationships Theme Week here.

Interracial Relationships in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’: The Importance of Finn & Rey

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To have a Black character like this to not only be the co-lead in an iconic franchise but to also include him in a healthy, positively portrayed relationship with a white woman is a brilliant statement. … Finn and Rey’s difference in race doesn’t put any limitations on what this couple can and do achieve.

Rey Is Not the First Female Jedi Protagonist

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You can thank me when you’ve finished watching ‘Star Wars: Clone Wars’ and ‘Star Wars Rebels.’ In my opinion, they’re everything ANY of the ‘Star Wars’ movies lacked in story writing, character development, and feminism. You’re welcome.

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