Talked up and left out: How Marvel mistreats its female characters

In its decade-spanning history Marvel has transferred some of its most beloved heroines to the big screen. Those female characters have cultivated a big fan following – countless Black Widows and Scarlett Witches populate comic con, the love for Peggy Carter gave her her own TV show and endless fanarts of Shuri, Nakia and the Dora Milaje circulate the internet. But still female characters inhabit a very weird space in the MCU. This essay looks specifically at the paradoxical way women are placed, used and portrayed in the Marvel movies of the last ten years.

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