How Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia redefined women in media

A non-standard princess that knew how to kick serious ass.

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As many have expressed, it’s really hard to say how deep of a loss Carrie Fisher’s passing is for someone that most of us never really met, met very briefly or hardly knew.  The biggest reason why this loss hurts, is that Carrie Fisher’s Princess  Leia was a character that redefined what it meant to be a woman, while betting the hero on screen as well.

In the 70’s and 80’s women’s roles were beginning to transition. Women were no longer that damsel in distress as they had so often been portrayed. Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman was starting to come into her own on television; and at the same time, Carrie Fisher was bringing a new brand of heroine to life on the big screen as Princess Leia. What made Leia stand out in ways that Wonder Woman didn’t is quite simple: she didn’t have super powers. Leia more than…

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