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*** [[http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/the-avengers-merchandise-missing-female-character The toy tie-ins for the film seemingly eliminated Black Widow figures]], which became surprisingly rare. Boxed sets that supposedly included all the Avengers would have Iron Man, Cap, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, even Ultron...but not Widow. [[http://www.heroicgirls.com/how-the-toy-aisle-erased-black-widow-from-her-own-best-scene/ The Quinjet-motorcycle set]], which is based on Widow's big action scene speeding through the streets of Seoul, replaced her with different characters like Cap or even Iron Man, who doesn't even need a motorcycle. [[https://twitter.com/MarkRuffalo/status/593222325325209601 Mark Ruffalo himself voiced his displeasure with it on Twitter]].

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*** [[http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/the-avengers-merchandise-missing-female-character The toy tie-ins for the film seemingly eliminated Black Widow figures]], which became surprisingly rare. Boxed sets that supposedly included all the Avengers would have Iron Man, Cap, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, even Ultron...but not Widow. [[http://www.heroicgirls.com/how-the-toy-aisle-erased-black-widow-from-her-own-best-scene/ The Quinjet-motorcycle set]], which is based on Widow's big action scene speeding through the streets of Seoul, replaced her with different characters like Cap or even Iron Man, who doesn't even need a motorcycle. Creator/MarkRuffalo [[https://twitter.com/MarkRuffalo/status/593222325325209601 Mark Ruffalo com/MarkRuffalo/status/593222325325209601 himself voiced his displeasure with it on Twitter]].



** Despite the franchise's considerable clout, the MCU has been [[https://io9.gizmodo.com/marvel-has-a-serious-problem-merchandising-its-female-c-1682014327 criticized]] [[http://bullandbearmcgill.com/super-sexist-a-character-analysis-of-the-mcu/ by]] [[https://www.thewrap.com/marvel-ceo-highlights-history-of-female-superhero-flops-in-leaked-sony-email/ many]] for its [[GirlShowGhetto lackluster depiction of women]]. Both Gamora and Black Widow were excluded from the merchandise line despite being core members of the ''Guardians'' and ''Avengers'' lineup. Furthermore, several female characters are treated as little more than generic love interests, bland supporting characters, or the butt of misogynistic humor. Most damningly, Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter refused to green-light a female-led superhero movie, going so far as to defend his rationale with an argument that was seen as a sexist double standard[[note]]Perlmutter cited the commercial and critical failures of ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' and ''Film/{{Elektra}}'' though many pointed out that those movies failed because they were bad movies and not because they had female leads[[/note]]. Even MCU head Kevin Feige [[https://ew.com/movies/2018/09/06/kevin-feige-captain-marvel-female-led-marvel-movies/ agreed]] with such criticism and, upon gaining full control of the MCU, he promised to have better female representation in subsequent movies.

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** Despite the franchise's considerable clout, the MCU has been [[https://io9.gizmodo.com/marvel-has-a-serious-problem-merchandising-its-female-c-1682014327 criticized]] [[http://bullandbearmcgill.com/super-sexist-a-character-analysis-of-the-mcu/ by]] [[https://www.thewrap.com/marvel-ceo-highlights-history-of-female-superhero-flops-in-leaked-sony-email/ many]] for its [[GirlShowGhetto lackluster depiction of women]]. Both Gamora and Black Widow were excluded from the merchandise line despite being core members of the ''Guardians'' and ''Avengers'' lineup. Furthermore, several female characters are treated as little more than generic love interests, bland supporting characters, or the butt of misogynistic humor. Most damningly, Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter refused to green-light a female-led superhero movie, going so far as to defend his rationale with an argument that was seen as a sexist double standard[[note]]Perlmutter cited the commercial and critical failures of ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' and ''Film/{{Elektra}}'' though many pointed out that those movies failed because they were bad movies and not because they had female leads[[/note]]. Even MCU head Kevin Feige Creator/KevinFeige [[https://ew.com/movies/2018/09/06/kevin-feige-captain-marvel-female-led-marvel-movies/ agreed]] with such criticism and, upon gaining full control of the MCU, he promised to have better female representation in subsequent movies.


* An [[https://youtu.be/DzqakJL0A6w anti-drinking PSA]] aired in New Zealand showed a woman getting progressively more drunk on a night out and dancing with a stranger who grabs her and drags her into an alleyway. The ad received [[http://bitsontheside.wordpress.com/2008/06/28/alas-alac-leave-lisa-alone/ a number of complaints]] that it implied that being abducted/presumably raped was her own fault, and encouraged [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming victim-blaming]].

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* An [[https://youtu.be/DzqakJL0A6w anti-drinking PSA]] aired in New Zealand showed a woman getting progressively more drunk on a night out and dancing with a stranger who grabs her and drags her into an alleyway. The ad received [[http://bitsontheside.wordpress.com/2008/06/28/alas-alac-leave-lisa-alone/ a number of complaints]] that it implied that being abducted/presumably raped was her own fault, and encouraged [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming victim-blaming]].UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming.



* ''Film/{{Bright}}'': In her [[https://youtu.be/gLOxQxMnEz8 video essay]], [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Lindsey Ellis]] points out that along with the films many other tone-deaf ideas, the film tries to tie the in-universe racism, both [[FantasticRacism fantastic]] and mundane, to real-life historical events where the persecuted people were the aggressors. She notes that this insinuates that racism can be based in logical and rational reasons, when in truth [[FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence that isn't always the case]] and, more troublingly, notions like that can fuel and enable bigots.

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* ''Film/{{Bright}}'': In her [[https://youtu.be/gLOxQxMnEz8 video essay]], [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Lindsey Ellis]] Creator/LindsayEllis points out that along with the films many other tone-deaf ideas, the film tries to tie the in-universe racism, both [[FantasticRacism fantastic]] and mundane, to real-life historical events where the persecuted people were the aggressors. She notes that this insinuates that racism can be based in logical and rational reasons, when in truth [[FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence that isn't always the case]] and, more troublingly, notions like that can fuel and enable bigots.

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* ''Film/PokemonDetectivePikachu'' has [[https://themighty.com/2019/05/detective-pikachu-disability-villain/ received criticism for its handling of the villain]] with a disability as well as for suggesting [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop that all disabled people want to be cured rather than try to live with their disability]].


* {{Defied|Trope}} by Creator/JossWhedon in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. [[http://www.tor.com/blogs/2012/09/secrets-revealed-in-joss-whedons-avengers-dvd-commnetary DVD commentary reveals]] that [[BadassBystander the old man]] who compares Loki to UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler came about after Whedon realized what else a crowd of Germans [[KneelBeforeZod Kneeling Before Zod]] looked like. He also made sure that other people could be seen standing in the background while Captain America said his line about "a man standing above everybody else" so that Cap wouldn't be the one standing above everybody else.



** {{Defied|Trope}} by Creator/JossWhedon in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. [[http://www.tor.com/blogs/2012/09/secrets-revealed-in-joss-whedons-avengers-dvd-commnetary DVD commentary reveals]] that [[BadassBystander the old man]] who compares Loki to UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler came about after Whedon realized what else a crowd of Germans [[KneelBeforeZod Kneeling Before Zod]] looked like. He also made sure that other people could be seen standing in the background while Captain America said his line about "a man standing above everybody else" so that Cap wouldn't be the one standing above everybody else.






*** [[http://feministing.com/2015/05/01/lets-talk-about-age-of-ultrons-rape-joke/ There's also the line during the hammer lift scene]] where Tony says when he takes over Asgard he'll "re-instate [[DroitDuSeigneur prima nocta]]". Detractors state that regardless of whether or not Tony was kidding, casual rape jokes are a serious problem, and not one of the heroes calls Tony out for it.

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*** [[http://feministing.com/2015/05/01/lets-talk-about-age-of-ultrons-rape-joke/ There's also One scene has the line during the hammer heroes try to lift scene]] where Thor's hammer, Mjölnir, which would allow them to become the ruler of Asgard if they succeed. Tony says claims that when he takes over Asgard he'll "re-instate [[DroitDuSeigneur prima nocta]]". [[http://feministing.com/2015/05/01/lets-talk-about-age-of-ultrons-rape-joke/ Detractors state state]] that regardless of whether or not Tony was kidding, casual rape jokes are a serious problem, and not one of the heroes calls Tony is never called out for it.on this by his friends.



** Despite the franchise's considerable clout, the MCU has been [[https://io9.gizmodo.com/marvel-has-a-serious-problem-merchandising-its-female-c-1682014327 criticized]] [[http://bullandbearmcgill.com/super-sexist-a-character-analysis-of-the-mcu/ by]] [[https://www.thewrap.com/marvel-ceo-highlights-history-of-female-superhero-flops-in-leaked-sony-email/ many]] for its [[GirlShowGhetto lackluster depiction of women]]. Both Gamora and Black Widow was excluded from the merchandise line despite being core members of the ''Guardians'' and ''Avengers'' lineup. Furthermore, several female characters are treated as little more than generic love interests, bland supporting characters, or the butt of misogynistic humor. Most damningly, Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter refused to green-light a female-led superhero movie, going so far as to defend his rationale with an argument that was seen as a sexist double standard[[note]]Perlmutter cited the commercial and critical failures of ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' and ''Film/{{Elektra}}'' though many pointed out that those movies failed because they were bad movies and not because they had female leads[[/note]]. Even MCU head Kevin Feige [[https://ew.com/movies/2018/09/06/kevin-feige-captain-marvel-female-led-marvel-movies/ agreed]] with such criticism and, upon gaining full control of the MCU, he promised to have better female representation in subsequent movies.

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** Despite the franchise's considerable clout, the MCU has been [[https://io9.gizmodo.com/marvel-has-a-serious-problem-merchandising-its-female-c-1682014327 criticized]] [[http://bullandbearmcgill.com/super-sexist-a-character-analysis-of-the-mcu/ by]] [[https://www.thewrap.com/marvel-ceo-highlights-history-of-female-superhero-flops-in-leaked-sony-email/ many]] for its [[GirlShowGhetto lackluster depiction of women]]. Both Gamora and Black Widow was were excluded from the merchandise line despite being core members of the ''Guardians'' and ''Avengers'' lineup. Furthermore, several female characters are treated as little more than generic love interests, bland supporting characters, or the butt of misogynistic humor. Most damningly, Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter refused to green-light a female-led superhero movie, going so far as to defend his rationale with an argument that was seen as a sexist double standard[[note]]Perlmutter cited the commercial and critical failures of ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' and ''Film/{{Elektra}}'' though many pointed out that those movies failed because they were bad movies and not because they had female leads[[/note]]. Even MCU head Kevin Feige [[https://ew.com/movies/2018/09/06/kevin-feige-captain-marvel-female-led-marvel-movies/ agreed]] with such criticism and, upon gaining full control of the MCU, he promised to have better female representation in subsequent movies.


* During the 1993 Canadian elections, the Progressive Conservative Party produced [[https://youtu.be/D000Amn9CIA an attack ad]] (now known as the "face ad"), showing unflattering still close-ups of Liberal leader Jean Chrétien's face while questioning whether he is fit for the position of Prime Minister. Since Chrétien has Bell's palsy, which causes facial deformity, the ad was easy to interpret as mocking his condition. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_Chrétien_attack_ad Wikipedia has an article about the controversy caused by the ad]], which was met with enormous backlash contributing to a landslide victory for the Liberals and a crushing defeat for the Tories.

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* During the 1993 Canadian elections, the Progressive Conservative Party produced [[https://youtu.be/D000Amn9CIA an attack ad]] (now known as the "face ad"), showing unflattering still close-ups of Liberal leader Jean Chrétien's face while questioning whether he is fit for the position of Prime Minister. Since Chrétien has Bell's palsy, which causes facial deformity, the ad was easy to interpret as mocking his condition. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_Chrétien_attack_ad Wikipedia has an article about the controversy caused by the ad]], which was met with enormous backlash backlash, contributing to a landslide victory for the Liberals and a crushing defeat for the Tories.


* During the 1993 Canadian elections, the Progressive Conservative Party produced [[https://youtu.be/D000Amn9CIA an attack ad]] (now known as the "face ad"), showing unflattering still close-ups of Liberal leader Jean Chrétien's face while questioning whether he is fit for the position of Prime Minister. Since Chrétien has Bell's palsy, which causes facial deformity, the ad was easy to interpret as mocking his condition. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_Chrétien_attack_ad Wikipedia has an article about the controversy caused by the ad]], which was met with enormous backlash leading to a landslide victory for the Liberals and a crushing defeat for the Tories.

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* During the 1993 Canadian elections, the Progressive Conservative Party produced [[https://youtu.be/D000Amn9CIA an attack ad]] (now known as the "face ad"), showing unflattering still close-ups of Liberal leader Jean Chrétien's face while questioning whether he is fit for the position of Prime Minister. Since Chrétien has Bell's palsy, which causes facial deformity, the ad was easy to interpret as mocking his condition. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_Chrétien_attack_ad Wikipedia has an article about the controversy caused by the ad]], which was met with enormous backlash leading contributing to a landslide victory for the Liberals and a crushing defeat for the Tories.


** Lupin was read by some fans as AmbiguouslyGay (social outcast, strongest bond is with another unmarried man, has a condition analogous to AIDS) and Tonks was similarly read as having an AmbiguousGenderIdentity or being a ButchLesbian (tomboyish and punky, a VoluntaryShapeshifter so gender identity is flexible, favors her neutral surname over her outrageously girly given name). [[spoiler: Then the sixth book and its followups has them get together, [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday deconfirms any possibility that Lupin was in love beforehand]], has Tonks become [[GirlinessUpgrade considerably less gender-ambiguous,]] and then they have a kid, all with almost no development. As [[https://www.vox.com/2016/9/4/12534818/harry-potter-cursed-child-rowling-queerbaiting one Vox article put it]], "many fans believed Rowling had taken the two queerest characters in the series, de-gayed them, and stuck them together in a child-producing heteronormative union."]].

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** Lupin was read by some fans as AmbiguouslyGay (social outcast, strongest bond is with another unmarried man, has a condition analogous to AIDS) and Tonks was similarly read as having an AmbiguousGenderIdentity or being a ButchLesbian (tomboyish and punky, a VoluntaryShapeshifter so gender identity is flexible, favors her neutral surname over her outrageously girly given name). [[spoiler: Then the sixth book and its followups has them get together, [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday deconfirms any possibility that Lupin was in love beforehand]], has Tonks become [[GirlinessUpgrade considerably less gender-ambiguous,]] and then they have a kid, all with almost no development. As [[https://www.vox.com/2016/9/4/12534818/harry-potter-cursed-child-rowling-queerbaiting one Vox article put it]], "many fans believed Rowling had taken the two queerest characters in the series, de-gayed them, and stuck them together in a child-producing heteronormative union."]].


The media to which Wiki/TVTropes is devoted ''generally'' exhibit greater sensitivity now than in the past. Despite this, sometimes something appears that... ''raises eyebrows''. Even when authors are being careful with story elements, it is impossible for them to know every single person in the world's opinion or how certain tropes may be construed as [[UsefulNotes/{{Trigger}} offensive]]. Especially when you consider just how diverse human beings really are. When a work's content offends a large enough audience in a way that the author did not expect, you get this.

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The media to which Wiki/TVTropes is devoted ''generally'' exhibit greater sensitivity now than in the past. Despite this, sometimes something appears that... ''raises eyebrows''. Even when authors are being careful with story elements, it is impossible for them to know every single person in the world's opinion or how certain tropes may be construed as [[UsefulNotes/{{Trigger}} offensive]]. Especially when you consider just how diverse human beings really are. When a work's content offends a large enough audience in a way that the author did not expect, you get this.


** Many have criticized ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' for having a misogynistic undertones. Tony's joke about "reinstituting Prima Nocta" during the hammer-lifting contest [[http://feministing.com/2015/05/01/lets-talk-about-age-of-ultrons-rape-joke/ was criticized]] for condoning rape culture. The scene in which Black Widow connects with Bruce Banner over their shared inability to have children [[http://www.vox.com/2015/5/11/8582081/avengers-age-of-ultron-joss-whedon had implications]] that women who can't have children are monsters. Even the cast and crew were accused of sexism as Creator/ChrisEvans and Creator/JeremyRenner had to apologize for slut-shaming Black Widow [[http://time.com/3832841/chris-evans-jeremy-renner-scarlett-johansson-black-widow/ during an interview]].

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** Many ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''
*** [[http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/the-avengers-merchandise-missing-female-character The toy tie-ins for the film seemingly eliminated Black Widow figures]], which became surprisingly rare. Boxed sets that supposedly included all the Avengers would
have criticized ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' for having a misogynistic undertones. Tony's joke about "reinstituting Prima Nocta" during Iron Man, Cap, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, even Ultron...but not Widow. [[http://www.heroicgirls.com/how-the-toy-aisle-erased-black-widow-from-her-own-best-scene/ The Quinjet-motorcycle set]], which is based on Widow's big action scene speeding through the hammer-lifting contest streets of Seoul, replaced her with different characters like Cap or even Iron Man, who doesn't even need a motorcycle. [[https://twitter.com/MarkRuffalo/status/593222325325209601 Mark Ruffalo himself voiced his displeasure with it on Twitter]].
***
[[http://feministing.com/2015/05/01/lets-talk-about-age-of-ultrons-rape-joke/ There's also the line during the hammer lift scene]] where Tony says when he takes over Asgard he'll "re-instate [[DroitDuSeigneur prima nocta]]". Detractors state that regardless of whether or not Tony was criticized]] for condoning kidding, casual rape culture. The jokes are a serious problem, and not one of the heroes calls Tony out for it.
*** Although in full context Black Widow was commenting on her TykeBomb history and TrainingFromHell as a whole, the
scene in which Black Widow connects with Bruce Banner over their shared inability to have children was [[http://www.vox.com/2015/5/11/8582081/avengers-age-of-ultron-joss-whedon had implications]] criticized]] due to the implications that women who can't have children are monsters. Even the cast and crew were accused of sexism as Creator/ChrisEvans and Creator/JeremyRenner had to apologize for slut-shaming Black Widow [[http://time.com/3832841/chris-evans-jeremy-renner-scarlett-johansson-black-widow/ during an interview]].monsters.



** Despite the franchise's considerable clout, the MCU has been [[http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/the-avengers-merchandise-missing-female-character criticized]] [[http://bullandbearmcgill.com/super-sexist-a-character-analysis-of-the-mcu/ by]] [[https://www.thewrap.com/marvel-ceo-highlights-history-of-female-superhero-flops-in-leaked-sony-email/ many]] for its [[GirlShowGhetto lackluster depiction of women]]. Both Gamora and Black Widow was excluded from the merchandise line despite being core members of the ''Guardians'' and ''Avengers'' lineup. Furthermore, several female characters are treated as little more than generic love interests, bland supporting characters, or the butt of misogynistic humor. Most damningly, Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter refused to green-light a female-led superhero movie, going so far as to defend his rationale with an argument that was seen as a sexist double standard[[note]]Perlmutter cited the commercial and critical failures of ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' and ''Film/{{Elektra}}'' though many pointed out that those movies failed because they were bad movies and not because they had female leads[[/note]]. Even MCU head Kevin Feige [[https://ew.com/movies/2018/09/06/kevin-feige-captain-marvel-female-led-marvel-movies/ agreed]] with such criticism and, upon gaining full control of the MCU, he promised to have better female representation in subsequent movies.

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** Despite the franchise's considerable clout, the MCU has been [[http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/the-avengers-merchandise-missing-female-character [[https://io9.gizmodo.com/marvel-has-a-serious-problem-merchandising-its-female-c-1682014327 criticized]] [[http://bullandbearmcgill.com/super-sexist-a-character-analysis-of-the-mcu/ by]] [[https://www.thewrap.com/marvel-ceo-highlights-history-of-female-superhero-flops-in-leaked-sony-email/ many]] for its [[GirlShowGhetto lackluster depiction of women]]. Both Gamora and Black Widow was excluded from the merchandise line despite being core members of the ''Guardians'' and ''Avengers'' lineup. Furthermore, several female characters are treated as little more than generic love interests, bland supporting characters, or the butt of misogynistic humor. Most damningly, Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter refused to green-light a female-led superhero movie, going so far as to defend his rationale with an argument that was seen as a sexist double standard[[note]]Perlmutter cited the commercial and critical failures of ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' and ''Film/{{Elektra}}'' though many pointed out that those movies failed because they were bad movies and not because they had female leads[[/note]]. Even MCU head Kevin Feige [[https://ew.com/movies/2018/09/06/kevin-feige-captain-marvel-female-led-marvel-movies/ agreed]] with such criticism and, upon gaining full control of the MCU, he promised to have better female representation in subsequent movies.



* ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''
** [[http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/the-avengers-merchandise-missing-female-character The toy tie-ins for the film seemingly eliminated Black Widow figures]], which became surprisingly rare. Boxed sets that supposedly included all the Avengers would have Iron Man, Cap, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, even Ultron...but not Widow. [[http://www.heroicgirls.com/how-the-toy-aisle-erased-black-widow-from-her-own-best-scene/ The Quinjet-motorcycle set]], which is based on Widow's big action scene speeding through the streets of Seoul, replaced her with different characters like Cap or even Iron Man, who doesn't even need a motorcycle. [[https://twitter.com/MarkRuffalo/status/593222325325209601 Mark Ruffalo himself voiced his displeasure with it on Twitter]].
** [[http://feministing.com/2015/05/01/lets-talk-about-age-of-ultrons-rape-joke/ There's also the line during the hammer lift scene]] where Tony says when he takes over Asgard he'll "re-instate [[DroitDuSeigneur prima nocta]]". Detractors state that regardless of whether or not Tony was kidding, casual rape jokes are a serious problem, and not one of the heroes calls Tony out for it.
** Although in full context Black Widow was commenting on her TykeBomb history and TrainingFromHell as a whole, the scene in which Black Widow connects with Bruce Banner over their shared inability to have children was [[http://www.vox.com/2015/5/11/8582081/avengers-age-of-ultron-joss-whedon criticized]] due to the implications that women who can't have children are monsters.


* In ''Film/IronMan3'' the Mandarin's henchmen are all U.S. military personnel who have had amputated limbs regenerated by Extremis. There's a line in the film that implies they're helping the Mandarin create a never-ending war on terror because soldiers can't get jobs after they come home. Creator/NoahAntwiler of ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment'' [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/vlogs/iron-man-3/ pointed out]] how ridiculously offensive the thought that such a large number of U.S. servicemen and women would willingly and knowingly ''coordinate attacks against American citizens'' and even [[spoiler:help the Mandarin kill the President]] is.



** Many have criticized ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' for having a misogynistic undertones. Tony's joke about "reinstituting Prima Nocta" during the hammer-lifting contest [[http://feministing.com/2015/05/01/lets-talk-about-age-of-ultrons-rape-joke/ was criticized for condoning rape culture]]. The scene in which Black Widow connects with Bruce Banner over their shared inability to have children was [[http://www.vox.com/2015/5/11/8582081/avengers-age-of-ultron-joss-whedon criticized]] due to the implications that women who can't have children are monsters. Even the cast and crew were accused of sexism with some journalists [[https://www.themarysue.com/grossvengers-age-of-dolton/ expressing outrage]] when Creator/ChrisEvans and Creator/JeremyRenner infamously made slut-shaming jokes about Black Widow, leading to the two publicly apologizing for their insensitivity.

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** In ''Film/IronMan3'' the Mandarin's henchmen are all U.S. military personnel who have had amputated limbs regenerated by Extremis. There's a line in the film that implies they're helping the Mandarin create a never-ending war on terror because soldiers can't get jobs after they come home. Creator/NoahAntwiler of ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment'' [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/vlogs/iron-man-3/ pointed out]] how ridiculously offensive the thought that such a large number of U.S. servicemen and women would willingly and knowingly ''coordinate attacks against American citizens'' and even [[spoiler:help the Mandarin kill the President]] is.
** Many have criticized ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' for having a misogynistic undertones. Tony's joke about "reinstituting Prima Nocta" during the hammer-lifting contest [[http://feministing.com/2015/05/01/lets-talk-about-age-of-ultrons-rape-joke/ was criticized criticized]] for condoning rape culture]]. culture. The scene in which Black Widow connects with Bruce Banner over their shared inability to have children was [[http://www.vox.com/2015/5/11/8582081/avengers-age-of-ultron-joss-whedon criticized]] due to the implications had implications]] that women who can't have children are monsters. Even the cast and crew were accused of sexism with some journalists [[https://www.themarysue.com/grossvengers-age-of-dolton/ expressing outrage]] when as Creator/ChrisEvans and Creator/JeremyRenner infamously made had to apologize for slut-shaming jokes about Black Widow, leading to the two publicly apologizing for their insensitivity.Widow [[http://time.com/3832841/chris-evans-jeremy-renner-scarlett-johansson-black-widow/ during an interview]].



** Despite the franchise's considerable clout, the MCU has been [[http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/the-avengers-merchandise-missing-female-character criticized]] [[http://bullandbearmcgill.com/super-sexist-a-character-analysis-of-the-mcu/ by]] [[https://www.thewrap.com/marvel-ceo-highlights-history-of-female-superhero-flops-in-leaked-sony-email/ many]] for its [[GirlShowGhetto lackluster depiction of women]]. Both Gamora and Black Widow was excluded from the merchandise line despite being core members of the ''Guardians'' and ''Avengers'' lineup. Furthermore, several female characters are treated as little more than generic love interests, bland supporting characters, or the butt of misogynistic humor. However, the most damming revelation was that Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter refused to green-light a female-led superhero movie, going so far as to defend his rationale with an argument that was seen as a sexist double standard[[note]]Perlmutter cited the commercial and critical failures of ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' and ''Film/{{Elektra}}'' though many pointed out that those movies failed because they were bad movies and not because they had female leads[[/note]]. Even MCU head Kevin Feige [[https://ew.com/movies/2018/09/06/kevin-feige-captain-marvel-female-led-marvel-movies/ agreed]] with such criticism and promised to have more abundant and improved female representation in future movies.

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** Despite the franchise's considerable clout, the MCU has been [[http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/the-avengers-merchandise-missing-female-character criticized]] [[http://bullandbearmcgill.com/super-sexist-a-character-analysis-of-the-mcu/ by]] [[https://www.thewrap.com/marvel-ceo-highlights-history-of-female-superhero-flops-in-leaked-sony-email/ many]] for its [[GirlShowGhetto lackluster depiction of women]]. Both Gamora and Black Widow was excluded from the merchandise line despite being core members of the ''Guardians'' and ''Avengers'' lineup. Furthermore, several female characters are treated as little more than generic love interests, bland supporting characters, or the butt of misogynistic humor. However, the most damming revelation was that Most damningly, Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter refused to green-light a female-led superhero movie, going so far as to defend his rationale with an argument that was seen as a sexist double standard[[note]]Perlmutter cited the commercial and critical failures of ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' and ''Film/{{Elektra}}'' though many pointed out that those movies failed because they were bad movies and not because they had female leads[[/note]]. Even MCU head Kevin Feige [[https://ew.com/movies/2018/09/06/kevin-feige-captain-marvel-female-led-marvel-movies/ agreed]] with such criticism and and, upon gaining full control of the MCU, he promised to have more abundant and improved better female representation in future subsequent movies.


** Despite the franchise's considerable clout, the MCU has been criticized for its [[GirlShowGhetto lackluster depiction of women]]. Around the release of ''Age of Ultron'', many [[http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/the-avengers-merchandise-missing-female-character reported]] how Black Widow was excluded from the merchandise line despite being a core member of the MCU. Furthermore, several bloggers [[http://bullandbearmcgill.com/super-sexist-a-character-analysis-of-the-mcu/ pointed out]] how most of the female characters are treated as little more than generic love interests, bland supporting characters, or the butt of misogynistic humor. [[https://www.thewrap.com/marvel-ceo-highlights-history-of-female-superhero-flops-in-leaked-sony-email/ Leaked emails]] revealed that Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter vetoed a female-led superhero movie based on cherry-picked examples, leading to some fans accusing Marvel of having a sexist double standard[[note]]Perlmutter cited the commercial and critical failures of ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' and ''Film/{{Elektra}}'' though many fans quickly pointed out that those movies failed because they were bad movies and not because they had female leads.[[/note]]
contributing to a work culture that was hostile towards women.

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** Despite the franchise's considerable clout, the MCU has been criticized for its [[GirlShowGhetto lackluster depiction of women]]. Around the release of ''Age of Ultron'', many [[http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/the-avengers-merchandise-missing-female-character reported]] how Black Widow was excluded from the merchandise line despite being a core member of the MCU. Furthermore, several bloggers criticized]] [[http://bullandbearmcgill.com/super-sexist-a-character-analysis-of-the-mcu/ pointed out]] how most of the female characters are treated as little more than generic love interests, bland supporting characters, or the butt of misogynistic humor. by]] [[https://www.thewrap.com/marvel-ceo-highlights-history-of-female-superhero-flops-in-leaked-sony-email/ Leaked emails]] revealed many]] for its [[GirlShowGhetto lackluster depiction of women]]. Both Gamora and Black Widow was excluded from the merchandise line despite being core members of the ''Guardians'' and ''Avengers'' lineup. Furthermore, several female characters are treated as little more than generic love interests, bland supporting characters, or the butt of misogynistic humor. However, the most damming revelation was that Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter vetoed refused to green-light a female-led superhero movie based on cherry-picked examples, leading movie, going so far as to some fans accusing Marvel of having defend his rationale with an argument that was seen as a sexist double standard[[note]]Perlmutter cited the commercial and critical failures of ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' and ''Film/{{Elektra}}'' though many fans quickly pointed out that those movies failed because they were bad movies and not because they had female leads.[[/note]]
contributing
leads[[/note]]. Even MCU head Kevin Feige [[https://ew.com/movies/2018/09/06/kevin-feige-captain-marvel-female-led-marvel-movies/ agreed]] with such criticism and promised to a work culture that was hostile towards women.have more abundant and improved female representation in future movies.


** Despite the franchise's considerable clout, the MCU has been criticized for its lackluster depiction of women. Around the release of ''Age of Ultron'', many [[http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/the-avengers-merchandise-missing-female-character reported]] how Black Widow was excluded from the merchandise line despite being a core member of the MCU. Furthermore, [[http://bullandbearmcgill.com/super-sexist-a-character-analysis-of-the-mcu/ bloggers]] [[https://www.themarysue.com/james-gunn-whore-joke/ criticize]] the films for treating its secondary female characters as generic love interests, bland supporting characters, or the butt of misogynistic humor. [[https://www.thewrap.com/marvel-ceo-highlights-history-of-female-superhero-flops-in-leaked-sony-email/ Leaked emails]] revealed Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter vetoed several female-led superhero movies, contributing to a work culture that was hostile towards women.

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** Despite the franchise's considerable clout, the MCU has been criticized for its [[GirlShowGhetto lackluster depiction of women.women]]. Around the release of ''Age of Ultron'', many [[http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/the-avengers-merchandise-missing-female-character reported]] how Black Widow was excluded from the merchandise line despite being a core member of the MCU. Furthermore, several bloggers [[http://bullandbearmcgill.com/super-sexist-a-character-analysis-of-the-mcu/ bloggers]] [[https://www.themarysue.com/james-gunn-whore-joke/ criticize]] pointed out]] how most of the films for treating its secondary female characters are treated as little more than generic love interests, bland supporting characters, or the butt of misogynistic humor. [[https://www.thewrap.com/marvel-ceo-highlights-history-of-female-superhero-flops-in-leaked-sony-email/ Leaked emails]] revealed that Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter vetoed several a female-led superhero movies, movie based on cherry-picked examples, leading to some fans accusing Marvel of having a sexist double standard[[note]]Perlmutter cited the commercial and critical failures of ''Film/{{Catwoman}}'' and ''Film/{{Elektra}}'' though many fans quickly pointed out that those movies failed because they were bad movies and not because they had female leads.[[/note]]
contributing to a work culture that was hostile towards women.


** Many have criticized ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' for having a misogynistic undertones.
Tony's joke about "reinstituting Prima Nocta" during the hammer-lifting contest [[http://feministing.com/2015/05/01/lets-talk-about-age-of-ultrons-rape-joke/ was criticized for condoning rape culture]]. The scene in which Black Widow connects with Bruce Banner over their shared inability to have children was [[http://www.vox.com/2015/5/11/8582081/avengers-age-of-ultron-joss-whedon criticized]] due to the implications that women who can't have children are monsters. Even the cast and crew were accused of sexism with some journalists [[https://www.themarysue.com/grossvengers-age-of-dolton/ expressing outrage]] when Creator/ChrisEvans and Creator/JeremyRenner infamously made slut-shaming jokes about Black Widow, leading to the two publicly apologizing for their insensitivity.

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** Many have criticized ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' for having a misogynistic undertones. \n Tony's joke about "reinstituting Prima Nocta" during the hammer-lifting contest [[http://feministing.com/2015/05/01/lets-talk-about-age-of-ultrons-rape-joke/ was criticized for condoning rape culture]]. The scene in which Black Widow connects with Bruce Banner over their shared inability to have children was [[http://www.vox.com/2015/5/11/8582081/avengers-age-of-ultron-joss-whedon criticized]] due to the implications that women who can't have children are monsters. Even the cast and crew were accused of sexism with some journalists [[https://www.themarysue.com/grossvengers-age-of-dolton/ expressing outrage]] when Creator/ChrisEvans and Creator/JeremyRenner infamously made slut-shaming jokes about Black Widow, leading to the two publicly apologizing for their insensitivity.



** Despite the franchise's considerable clout, the MCU has been criticized for its lackluster depiction of women.
Around the release of ''Age of Ultron'', many [[http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/the-avengers-merchandise-missing-female-character reported]] how Black Widow was excluded from the merchandise line despite being a core member of the MCU. Furthermore, [[http://bullandbearmcgill.com/super-sexist-a-character-analysis-of-the-mcu/ bloggers]] [[https://www.themarysue.com/james-gunn-whore-joke/ criticize]] the films for treating its secondary female characters as generic love interests, bland supporting characters, or the butt of misogynistic humor. [[https://www.thewrap.com/marvel-ceo-highlights-history-of-female-superhero-flops-in-leaked-sony-email/ Leaked emails]] revealed Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter vetoed several female-led superhero movies, contributing to a work culture that was hostile towards women.

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** Despite the franchise's considerable clout, the MCU has been criticized for its lackluster depiction of women. \n Around the release of ''Age of Ultron'', many [[http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/the-avengers-merchandise-missing-female-character reported]] how Black Widow was excluded from the merchandise line despite being a core member of the MCU. Furthermore, [[http://bullandbearmcgill.com/super-sexist-a-character-analysis-of-the-mcu/ bloggers]] [[https://www.themarysue.com/james-gunn-whore-joke/ criticize]] the films for treating its secondary female characters as generic love interests, bland supporting characters, or the butt of misogynistic humor. [[https://www.thewrap.com/marvel-ceo-highlights-history-of-female-superhero-flops-in-leaked-sony-email/ Leaked emails]] revealed Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter vetoed several female-led superhero movies, contributing to a work culture that was hostile towards women.


* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': Some critics (for example, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick, Lindsay Ellis) dislike the fact that Mulan turns down the post as the Emperor's consul to go home to her family. They think it implies that while a woman can be a hero, God forbid she have an actual position of power! They also [[http://www.teenink.com/hot_topics/pride_prejudice/article/289610/Mulan-Just-Another-Princess/ sometimes criticize]] the hint of romance with Shang, even though it's only a MaybeEverAfter since they feel it implies that not even a woman who saves China can be complete without a man.

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* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': Some critics (for example, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick, Lindsay Ellis) dislike the fact that Mulan turns down the post as the Emperor's consul to go home to her family. They think it implies that while a woman can be a hero, God forbid she shouldn't have an actual position of power! power. They also [[http://www.teenink.com/hot_topics/pride_prejudice/article/289610/Mulan-Just-Another-Princess/ sometimes criticize]] the hint of romance with Shang, even though it's only a MaybeEverAfter since they feel it implies that not even a woman who saves China can be complete without a man.

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