“[Han Solo’s] panicking and calling for Chewie- and Leia’s the one who has to dispatch a few Storm Troopers after being shot in the arm. Aren’t women supposed to be the hysterical ones? Aren’t we supposed to fret over every little thing and absolutely fall to pieces when the men in our lives our wounded? Well- if you’re Princess Leia- you handle these drawbacks with a sardonic rejoinder- shortly before you get the job done.”
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