#Boycott Star Wars

Hans Solo

Season 1 Episode 2: #Boycott Star Wars

The new “Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens” has unleashed a hot debate about gender and race. J.J. Abrams gives us two new heroes to look up to: the ass-kicking Rey and the defector who saves the day, Finn. But are these two total departures from old, gendered and racist stereotypical characters? How have some women and people of colour related to this film empire until now? And more importantly, will Aisha finally come to love the series? Our special guests for this episode are Julia Dickens and Nasser Jamal.

On this show, we featured a number of musical tracks inspired by Star Wars. Check out our recommended selection:

On race and gender, check out these links:

 

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