Listen, don’t get me wrong. The Wonder Woman film is pretty cool. Having female main characters in the latest Star Wars films is pretty cool. Having Disney princesses that don’t-need-no-man is pretty cool. But can we please, PLEASE stop pretending that every fucking one of these is the first of their kind?
I feel like every other day I’m seeing “this character is the first good strong female role model for little girls” and it’s getting boring at this point.
To claim it is rare is understandable, but not necessarily that true anymore. To claim it has literally never happened before up to this point, every time it bloody happens, is just ludicrous.