There’s no safe space in space. And yet when Rey, heroine of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” ventures from her humble planet of Jakku into outer space for the first time, she handles herself to a fault.
The feminist press is roundly praising JJ Abrams’ relaunching of the new “Star Wars” franchise, employing its favorite term, “badass.” And yet I can’t help but wonder whether Rey could maintain her strength and courage if she were a student at an elite American college and someone like Christina Hoff Sommers came to give a lecture.
There are no safe spaces in space, and perhaps evil empires and bloodthirsty monsters are just as threatening as dissenting views.
Addendum: I’ve just learned what a Mary Sue is, and Rey is the queen of Mary Sues.