One Reason Why I think Guys Think They Love Star Wars More Than Women

Okay now I know how controversial this post might sound but please understand, I don’t mean to make this post about the war of the sexes. I am also well aware of what it feels like to be belittled for being female and loving something that is traditionally only enjoyed by men.

So to clarify – I DON’T CARE if you’re male or female or you identify as something else. On my blog, you can like whatever you want to like, period. You do not have to be male or any other gender you identify with to appreciate Star Wars more than anyone else. So, moving on…

I got the idea for this post from this blog where there was a post about the top seven starships in Star Wars. And then it dawned on me. Maybe this is one reason why people often think Star Wars is “just for the dudes”. How many women do you know enjoy talking about the different types of star wars starships from the movies, or speeders, or anything mechanical?

For anyone interested, the TIE Silencer which then became the TIE Whisper is one of my favourite starships because I like the sleek design with the red cockpit!

I used to dismember my barbie dolls (lol) and play with my brother’s trucks and cars all the time. And I think that being brought up to be who I wanted to be helped me to love and appreciate Star Wars even more. Also, no I am not a serial killer and barbie doll dismemberment is not a precursor to being evil πŸ˜‚ 🀣 My point being that it doesn’t matter one iota what gender you identify with. You can like what you like because you just like it.

Seriously though, I think this could be why it annoys me when I see things on the internet that refer to women not being “true” Star Wars fans. Or not really understanding anything at all about Star Wars because it’s too “masculine”. That is real BS right there. And if you are someone who honestly believes only men can truly appreciate Star Wars, please, unfollow me.

I actually have my own “Best of” list for Star Wars starships and I’ll be posting that sometime soon. In the meantime, let me know what you think of my post and whether or not you agree or disagree with my points.

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6 thoughts on “One Reason Why I think Guys Think They Love Star Wars More Than Women

  1. I had a few Dr Who friends as a child all male, the same with Star Wars and just about every sci fi. Red Dwarf had female fans. It just seemed the norm back then. The same old my dad’s bigger than your dad crap. Things are a little different now.

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    1. Well things should be different now but inclusion seems to be an uphill battle for women even today. It happens everywhere and certain fandoms it’s even worse lol. I try not to focus on it and have a good time doing what I do but every now and then, it comes up and makes my blood boil


  2. Hi Julie, I didn’t know any female fans of Star Wars (or Dr Who/Sci-Fi) as a youngling and when Red Dwarf came out I was the only person I knew that watched it, believe it or not. All my friends were into sport and other stuff.
    I’m not sure that in the UK Star Wars was promoted to females as much as it might have been in the US. In the UK there was a “Princess that needed rescuing” and it was down to the hero lads to do it. Problem was the Princess was also surrounded by this crazy SW universe of “walking carpets” and half man half machine villains so it wasn’t obvious how great Leia was as a character to attract female fans as much.

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    1. Very true πŸ™‚ I hope I didn’t ruffle anyone’s feathers by posting this. That definitely waasn’t my intent but as I was saying to Neil, inclusion is still a thing today for many women and not just with Star Wars. Even in the film industry, it seems women today are still struggling to get noticed or they have to work twice as hard to get to the same point in their careers as their male counterparts.You can definitely look at this outside of the star wars fandom, but I wouldn’t let any of that get in my way of loving Star Wars as much as I do. It will be a cold day in hell before that ever happened lol πŸ™‚ Thank you for your insight, much appreciated and you make some great points πŸ™‚

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  3. This is an older post of yours, but I had to comment. When I was growing up in the 70’s, early 80’s, there weren’t many female Star Wars fans that I knew (except maybe my sister), and my mother wondered why I liked that “boy’s stuff” so much. But I didn’t care. I loved it, still love it, and will always love it. I think you’re right, though, the boys seemed much more fascinated by the ships and technology. I thought it was cool, but didn’t obsess about that part of it too much. I think women tend to think about the relationships between characters more, the plot lines, the themes, that sort of thing. Oh, and love! Of course, I’m generalizing. There are plenty of males who think about that stuff too. Personally, I think most Star Wars fans don’t care if you’re a man, woman, or other, if you’re a fan then you’re a part of the tribe. Perhaps there’s a small group of fans that want to gate-keep Star Wars and keep it a boy’s club, but they’re outnumbered, I think. Btw, my favorite ship is a Nubian starship. It’s shiny and pretty. πŸ™‚

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    1. Hey there πŸ™‚ I am with you 100 percent on this. I was a real tomboy growing up, so things that normally wouldn’t interest my female friends like computer games, computers etc always interested me so of course, Star Wars was in that group. I think you’re right about the majority of star wars fans not caring about whether you’re male or female and that it’s probably only a very small minority of people that think that way. I’ve never had anyone say something to me about being a female star wars fan, but I’ve experienced sexism in other areas of my life so I know it’s there. I’ve also seen posts in passing on social media from male star wars fans mocking girls for being fans and it doesn’t trigger me or anything. I just thought it would be an interesting topic to bring up on the blog πŸ˜€ Thank you for your input again and definitely looking forward to our collab – it seems we have very similar experiences of Star Wars growing up πŸ™‚

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