Here is a really fascinating talk about teaching manhood to male children and what the ultimate message can be. Colin Stokes’ argument is pretty solid. A New Hope is of course a product of its day. Star Wars has come a long way and The Clone Wars exemplifies that rather well really.
I think Colin Stokes should show his young son Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It really does balance these issues out a bit. Hopefully Star Wars Episode VII moves us much further along towards gender equality. The casting of two female leads makes me think we’re moving in the right direction on that front.