I agree, I feel like lots of people are outraged at “Rogue One” for having a female lead character due to Star Wars 7 having one too. I feel the only problem with this is, if they are using females just to appeal to a different audience or try to “prove” that they are not sexist then this creates a bigger divide between the genders. I hope they are using a female for the right reasons: she fits the role, helps move the story along and is able to act! If a lady and man both fit this criteria, simply whoever fits the role better should get it, not whoever is the most under or overused gender.
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