No_Nym, guestblogging on Bitch PhD suggests that Princess Leia is to blame for the dearth of women in science and engineering…
Hm. Not sure.
Her point on Dora the Explorer is good though, bringing in cousin Diego was a major sell-out.
Still not nearly as bad as “Princess Disney” or
Is this a good time to link to a favourite David Brin rant on the Evil That Is The Star Wars Meme?
I worried about this until a) Jar-Jar Binks and b) the Jedi attack at the arena to rescue He Who Can Not Act
UPDATE: read Shelley’s post on Retrospectacle – she makes the case for Leia well, although I still tend to side with David (Brin) that the overall tone of Star Wars is antiscientific.
It is not Leia’s fault, but that dweeb of a brother she got stuck with.