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‘Just say you’re a misogynist at this point’: She-Hulk Critics Called Out for Their Misogyny as Marvel Fans Sl*t-Shame Tatiana Maslany’s Jennifer Walters for Sleeping Around

She-Hulk Critics Called Out for Their Misogyny

The latest Disney+ show She-Hulk: Attorney at Law faces a lot of criticism day by day on Twitter over sexualizing Jennifer Walter. However, not all of them are so against this series, comic book fans are defending Jennifer Walters by comparing her with other characters being sexualized in the comics.

Tatiana Maslany stars as Jennifer Walters She-Hulk
Tatiana Maslany stars as Jennifer Walters in She-Hulk: Attorney At Law

All of this happened after a wild turn with an unexpected cameo introduced Jennifer Walters to pop sensation Megan Thee Stallion. And Twitter was buzzing about it. Critics took to social media shortly after the episode’s premiere to critique, remark on it, laugh, and create memes.

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Critics being Misogyny at this point with female Marvel characters

Some critics fail to recognize that Tatiana Maslany‘s She-Hulk is a distinct character who cannot be compared to the Hulk. She-Hulk and the Hulk share only green skin, intelligence, super strength, and gamma radiation. And this is not the first occasion that a female debut has been met with criticism. This trend has been going on since the release of Captain Marvel in 2019 and so on with characters like Ms. Marvel, Black Widow, and now She-Hulk.

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law managed to earn mixed signals from the audience.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

These reactions demonstrate how portraying female characters can be challenging for filmmakers when the existing toxic audience or fans choose young, white, cisgender, and male superheroes over bi-sexual or female characters.

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It makes no difference that the number of female superheroes and content is increasing. However, granting female actors such roles that could undermine the established genre’s defining masculinity remains an issue for some.

Fans comparing Jen with Matt Murdock when it comes to sexualizing

Matt Murdock had sex with several individuals and is praised for it. When Jennifer Walters does the same thing, people accuse her of having “no respect” for herself. Now either that is hypocrisy or straight-up misogyny.

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A glimpse from She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

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We can’t ignore the fact that the character has always acted this way in the comics. For example, in one of the classic She-Hulk comics issues #40, Jennifer Walters is apparently completely naked and somehow covering herself with a gigantic Comics Code Authority seal. And because the plot manages to strike a balance between flipping the joke on the readers and condemning the character, it never seemed off or insulting.

Some supporters hope Jennifer Walters embraces her unbounded confidence and powers, whether they like it or not. New episodes of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law air every Thursday on Disney+.

Source: Twitter

 

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