How did it feel to never be the hero in the movies you watched growing up? Ask a woman who she identified with, and you’ll learn her workaraounds — identifying with characters of the opposite sex, or with none at all, or slicing at female characters’ identity until she could piece together something that looked like her, or, most likely, slicing at her own identity until it looked like what she saw on screen.
How about a woman’s perspective on the Rogue One trailer?
Netta Bondy

Personally, I learned to stop looking only skin deep. I learned to identify with characters based on their personalities, not their skin color or genitalia.