Ok I'm bumping this thread to give some of my points, after recent problems. I do agree both on the internet and real life, sexism and harassment is a serious issue. I study criminology and I do understand why many people are very sensitive about this. I respect every women I've met in real life, and I always like strong female characters, this is one of the reasons I've become a fan of Star Wars. But that should not be a reason to demonize every normal reaction between men and women, it's not going to help at all. Saying someone is beautiful/handsome is never something wrong unless the person himself/herself don't want it and made it clear. If someone said I'm handsome and got accused for that, I would think it's utterly stupid. This is a Star Wars community so I will use Star Wars examples. There are quite a few Star Wars heroes doing the same thing throughout the saga. This is his first reaction when he saw Leia's hologram. He didn't come up with "She must be a brave rebel fighter!", no. You can say this is bad writing, but Anakin surely didn't mean anything sinister, I believe even the PT haters don't think so. It's not Padme had accused him for sexism. Lando as well. Shall we say that Star Wars is objectifying women? If so, this community should split itself from the franchise? Obviously not, Star Wars is known for creating strong and independent female roles, while some movies didn't have screen time to show it well enough. These lines are just ordinary people's reaction when they saw someone like Leia/Padme. It doesn't mean they are reducing the person only by their looks, but simply admiring their beauty. There is nothing wrong with it other than the Anakin line's bad writing. Whether you should post such message in a specific thread is questionable, I wasn't totally serious, just wanted to make some fun after enjoying Le Pen's defeat. But criticizing it for being sexism and objectifying women is wayyy over the top. Like I said, I support harsh punishment on real harassment and sexism, but I don't think the management should go another opposite extreme way.