LITERALLY THO - posts that say “Padme would have NEVER fallen for Anakin!!!” just invalidate Padme’s ENTIRE CHARACTER ARC and indirectly BLAME HER for everything that happened after they met
y’all treat her like she’s supposed to be some pillar of decency and correctness when her secret relationship with him is one of the most interesting dynamics of her character BECAUSE it’s so opposite of what is expected for characters like her
i see excuse after excuse for Anakin’s fucky shit but most all I see for Padme is posts that shame her for her relationship with him
and honestly it’s misogynistic because you’re literally reducing her to her relationship with a man - like yeah, her relationship with Anakin was a big part of her life, but it wasn’t her whole life!
and it’s dehumanizing because shaming her also puts her on a pedestal of expected flawless perfection, and surprise surprise! dehumanization goes both ways between “this person is trash” and “this person is a literal goodness personified”