I, too, remember "Leia" getting a lot of flak for not being more grateful to her male rescuers and for her tart tongue. Why, she wasn't very nice - couldn't GL write a better female lead, who would be grateful to be rescued, rather than taking charge? Yes, indeed, Leia was not a good example for females (probably for males as well). All would have been fine if she had toned down the spunk and tart tongue - the male characters were more real and less prickly. Uh huh.