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The most epic Gary Stu/Mary Sue moment in SW

Discussion in 'General Sequel Trilogy Discussion' started by Lock_S_Foils, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. Kylocity

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    Words are very effective weapons when we choose to use them as such. I confess having used the word mansplaining in this board, but I know that, when I have done it, it has always been to defend some fellow Reylo apologist being condescended upon by some individual. If I was offensive using the term it is because I intended to be. I was championing a good cause.

    The word Mary Sue is loaded with sexist bias and some people, a minority I admit, hide behind it to display a very unattractive contempt for female protagonists, frequently unwittingly. For this reason, I have decided not to use it anymore. I never thought Rey had any characterisation flaws but I have quitted trying to defend her comparing her to the Mary Sue trope, as it has been brought to my attention that this has sexist connotations which render it invalid in formal discussion.

    We are all free to make decisions about the words we use or don’t use, but also have the responsibility to accept the criticism given to us for our choices and somehow defend them if we deem it necessary.
     
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