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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ and its unexpected examination of toxic masculinity

Science fiction has often been used by writers and filmmakers as a medium to indirectly comment on the societal issues of the day. During the mid-2000s, Battlestar Galactica was seen as a political and social allegory for the Iraq War, while the 1951 Godzilla film played on post-nuclear fear in Japan: