kamala-skadoosh said: i’m so fucking upset over this god it makes me so angry this fucking fandom is so fucking terrible i’m so done with it
I know! It’s been a couple of days…and I’m still seething a bit. I still don’t get it. Like, EVERYTHING we’ve seen of Peggy?? People still want to attack her for being a strong, complex female character??? And attack this show which has the possibility of bringing even more great, well-rounded women into the mix???? WHY
Boycotting Agent Carter because the MCU is messing up in other ways is like walking into a local bookstore, and screaming at a random salesperson ILL NEVER BUY ANYTHING FROM YOU AGAIN, ALL THE NOVELS HERE ARE TERRIBLE
because you spotted a novel with problematic sexism, next to the works of of Octavia Butler, and a myriad of other fantastic, feminist writers.
Feminism in a consumer economy has to fight its way through a clusterfuck of s h i t, and the way to help it reach prominence in the media is by supporting feminist works, and criticizing the works that display externalized and internalized bigotry, and doing it loudly
The only thing that happens when you boycott a feminist work is that every sexist in the joint cries aloud and says LOOK, FEMALE-LED PROJECTS ALWAYS FAIL.
Why, why on earth would you boycott an actually feminist work, if you call yourself a feminist? Everything points to Agent Carter being a groundbreaking show, that’ll help pave the way for other franchises and studios to follow suit, and stop pussyfooting around with the bullshit excuse of “women don’t sell.”
This show needs to be a success. If you look at it and don’t see the glorious potential for a beautiful throng of diverse, complex women, I wash my hands of you.
Well, you have to remember that Marvel fandom loves nothing more than pitting women against each other, so the “I’M BOYCOTTING AGENT CARTER BECAUSE I’M NOT GETTING JAN” is actually a sequel in a long line of fail that also included these blockbusters:
1. I’m Boycotting the Black Widow Solo Book Because It’s Not A Mockingbird Solo
2. I’m Boycotting the Black Widow Solo Book Because Remender Fridged Sharon
3. I’m Boycotting the Black Widow Solo Book Because Marvel Only Cares About Black Widow
4. Carol Danvers Is the Only Female Character Who Deserves a Solo Movie
5. Carol Danvers Deserves a Solo Movie More Than Black Widow
6. Natasha Stole Sharon’s Role In CATWS
7 . Maria Hill Stole Sharon’s Role in CATWS
8. Jessica Drew and Natasha Have No Right To Be In Secret Avengers Because MOCKINGBIRD IS BETTER!!!!!!!!!
9. Sif is More Important Than Jane Foster FOR FEMINISM
10. Jane Foster Is More Important Than Sif FOR FEMINISM.
So you know. Marvel Fandom: Pitting Women Against Each Other Since They Unfortunately Gained Access to the Internet. This particular failure is standard operating procedure.
STEVE AND PEGGY DANCING AND NAPPING TOGETHER AND COOKING AND SINGING AND BEING STUPIDLY DOMESTIC
BUT ALSO STEVE RUNNING AFTER THE BAD GUYS IN CARS WHILE PEGGY SHOOTS AT THEM AND STEVE TRUSTS HER NOT TO SHOOT HIM BECAUSE SHE’S A DAMN GOOD SHOT
AND STEVE AND PEGGY CONSTANTLY DOING RECKLESS THINGS AND BEING RIDICULOUSLY TURNED ON AFTER
AND IMAGINE THE HAPPY “I LOVE YOU” SEX AND THE “HOLY SHIT YOU JUST KICKED SO MUCH ASS I NEED YOU RIGHT FUCKING NOW” SEX
I JUST WANT STEVE AND PEGGY TO BE THE GREATEST TEAM OF ALL TIME AND TO LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER