Today we reviewed Captain Phasma, whose popularity has more to do with a cool design than anything she actually did on-screen. But unsurprisingly, there was at least one stunted man-child who never liked her at all.
Last August, the official Star Wars Facebook page posted info about an art contest, showcasing an image of Phasma by Seth Groves:
Some MRA-in-the-making named Cody Paul was not impressed: "Not to be sexist, but it's really hard to tell that's female armor for me." Whoever was running the account was ready to deal with the dumbness:
And boom goes the dynamite.
Cody may be an idiot, but he wasn't alone. For instance, here's mental superstar Kale Dolfin, bringing the "all lives matter" point of view to the argument:
She doesn't, dumbass. Phasma doesn't "have" to be female any more than Rey "has" to be female or Han Solo "has" to be male. That's the entire point, you 1950s chucklefuck. Unless the plot involves standing up to pee, no character "has" to be male, and unless the plot involves menstruation, no character "has" to be female. Captain Phasma is female for exactly one reason: that's what she is. Asking why she has to be female is as astoundingly dense as asking why Finn has to be black, with the only difference being that the people who would hold that point of view are smart enough to know that they need to stick to their hateful little Subreddit enclaves.