7 thoughts on “December 7, 2018

  1. I didn’t think there was any quandary about this. The SW characters regard R2 as male, and all my sources agree. Wookieepedia indicates “masculine programming,” whatever that means.

  2. R2-D2 is male, insomuch as a droid has a gender. There’s no point in debate or argument, he’s referred to with male pronouns on several occasions within the movies, and is listed and described with masculine pronouns on all official Star Wars sites, books, and info.

  3. Other characters routinely refer to R2 as he/him. Given R2’s personality, if R2 were female, do you think she’d put up with that for one minute?

  4. Names are not inherently gendered, but the most likely gender for a robot is probably agender. I’m tempted to say nonbinary (enby), although that would be ironic, wouldn’t it?

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