Amanda Hess of the New York Times has taken an in-depth look a the impact female fans have had on Star Wars.
Mentioning many of the most prominent female led podcasts, and sites the article features comments from Tricia Barr of Fangirls Going Rogue (the podcast that also features our own Teresa Delgardo as co-host), Rachael of Scavenger’s Hoard, Amanda Ward of Rebel Grrrl, and Lauren Kell of of the Tumblr Woman of Star Wars with name checks for many more female led sites and shows.
Jedi News’ Galactic Fashion host, and editor or our Apparel section Johnamarie Macias also made comment in the article with regards to where improvement is still needed.
On Twitter, Johnamarie Macias, the proprietor of the popular “Star Wars” site “The Wookiee Gunner,” lamented that the franchise remained stuck on its daddy issues instead of exploring a mother-daughter dynamic. “Super happy that Jyn is the lead,” she wrote, but added: “Why does the father have to be the scientist? GAH!” And on the podcast “Fangirls Going Rogue,” the three hosts discussed the role of Jyn’s mother with guarded enthusiasm. “Mothers tend to get erased, or they’re there to die,” the co-host Tricia Barr said. “Hopefully we’re not continuing that trend.”
It’s great to see so many of the people who play such a prominent role in making our fandom great, getting such high-profile coverage as in The New York Times. It’s a very interesting read so be sure to take the link to check out the whole article.