Let me begin by saying that, yes, I did read the whole article about the Imperial Services Organization
, a ladies-only Star Wars fan group. Yes, I love the fact that they do charity work with a zeal and panache that only geeks can manage. No, there's absolutely nothing wrong with supporting soldiers at home and overseas. But do they have to do it while dressed as forties-style pinups
? Do they have to be so thrilled at being immortalized as glorified, glammed-up waitresses in official webcomics? Because wow, if the extent of my role in canon was to serve a drink to a clonetrooper while wearing a short skirt, I'd totally feel super duper empowered. What is this, Star Trek
I'm sorry, but as a female Star Wars fan, I'd rather my experiences with fandom not
be of the dazzling-nerdboys-with-cleavage-and-pret
ensions-of-empowerment type. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to polish off my metal bikini and find a guy to chain myself to.