The Internet Thinks 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Is Just Feminist Propaganda

Judging by the trailer, there aren’t enough white men in the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - and the internet is pissed.

When the trailer for the newest addition to the Star Wars franchise dropped on Thursday, it caused some Star Wars "fans" to freak out because of its leading character, a rebel named Jyn Erso, is a member of the fairer sex. Shock horror!

Played by Felicity Jones (The Theory Of Everything), Erso leads a mission to steal plans for the Death Star before the Emperor takes over, and while some are pumped at seeing another woman in a leading Star Wars role, some others are less happy - and wasting no time making this known.

After the horror fans had to endure seeing Rey (Daisy Ridley) take the lead role in The Force Awakens, two female leads for the series is apparently too much to bear.

Erso's rapsheet includes forgery of imperial documents, possession of stolen property, aggravated assault, and resisting arrest. But some of the more conservative (read: misogynist) fans are concerned that her being a vagina-owner will turn the franchise into Twilight, or a Disney princess movie. And you really can't beat that logic.

I mean, what if Erso gets her period and gets super emosh – cause, you know, PMS – and refuses to fight? After all, she's "reckless, aggressive and undisciplined" probably because women are frail, hormonal creatures.

@OurWorldIsNuts, if reality is what you're concerned about in a "space opera" frachise, I think you're missing the point. But one of the most inappropriate tweets came from New York Post columnist John Podoretz:

Podhoretz has since deleted the comment, and later tweeted a weak, non-apology to fans, saying that his tweet had been meant as a joke. Suuuuuure. Also, has he seen the previous six movies? Cause as far as I can tell they're all dude-centric (Princess Leia's gold bikini slave scene aside).

Obviously, the assumption that Rogue One will somehow be worse just because of another female lead is absurd – but with great female characters come great, big, whiny complaints. A female lead didn't stop The Force Awakens from making box office history in the US, or near-universal praise from critics and fans alike.

Men's rights activists, eat shit.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters December 16.

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