A friend of a friend of mine went to see Frozen when it came out and frowned disapprovingly. “Not a lot there for boys,” he sniffed, dismissing the movie as okay, “for what it is.” I said “Really? Why? Because it’s about two sisters? And yet, girls are expected to be held in the thrall of stories about boys all the time. All the freaking time. Are you saying that, because the narrative does not focus on the story of a boy, boys will not be able to relate to it? Because not only does that relegate the status of females to sub-human, it suggests that boys are sociopaths, incapable of relating to, empathizing with, or even liking a female protagonist.” He reconsidered and admitted that I had a point. And Frozen went on to make a billion dollars. What The Force Awakens suggests is that, as Donald Trump will no doubt discover before the end of 2016, the era when the straight white man is unquestionably given everything he wants is coming to an end.
Alcott. Is. Killing. It.