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If you feel like playing film critic misogyny bingo when America’s first round of Winter Soldier reviews are published this week, I recommend looking out for the phrases “leather-clad” and “ass-kicker.” These are an easy way to weed out any reviewers who weren’t paying attention to the movie, because neither phrase describes Black Widow’s actual role.

For one thing, Black Widow is not “leather-clad.” Not unless you’re talking about the casual leather jacket she wears in a handful of scenes, anyway. Her official uniform is no tighter than Captain America’s was in The Avengers, and is similar to S.H.I.E.L.D.’s artificial fabric jumpsuits. By comparison, the Winter Soldier’s signature look involves leather body armor, ’90s grunge hair, smudged eyeliner, and a black rubber mask.

Spider-Man’s spandex costume is probably more salacious, but I’m pretty sure he doesn’t wind up being described as an homme fatale by anyone with a Pulitzer.

Honestly, this kind of catsuit-focused review says more about the reviewer than the film itself. Apparently the mere concept of Scarlett Johansson in a tight outfit is so dazzlingly erotic that it bypasses some male reviewers’ conscious minds and causes them to ignore everything she says and does for the rest of the movie. The result is a series of reviews from highly respected film critics who, given the opportunity to describe each Avenger in a single sentence, replace Black Widow’s summary with the announcement, “I AM A HETEROSEXUAL MAN AND SCARLETT JOHANSSON’S BOOBS ARE AWESOME.”

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This unrelenting focus on Scarlett Johansson’s appearance, coupled with the assumption that her only non-decorative role is that of an “ass-kicker,” indicates a fundamental inability to see Black Widow as the well-rounded character she actually is.

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw, “Every review of Black Widow in ‘Captain America’ is wrong” 

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mrmonochrome:

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bumbling-hobbit:

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balalaikaboss:

do-you-have-a-flag:

ladyhistory:

THIS IS SO VULGAR SO WHY AM I LAUGHING

I looked up the word quim after this scene
oh my god Loki

I was actually really shocked that this line was in the movie (it’s probably the dirtiest thing I’ve ever heard in a film), but didn’t want to admit to  my friends that I knew what it meant…
on the other hand it’s SO PERFECT because HOLY SHIT THAT IS THE WORST AND MOST FRIGHTENING THING YOU COULD POSSIBLY SAY

Same. There was a moment of complete disconnect before my brain would accept what I’d just heard. (And now I want to go back and check the Icelandic subtitles for that scene and try to find out, you know, the shock level of whatever they translated it to. Though I doubt I’ll dare ask anyone.)
But yeah, it is a perfect line for Loki, just the right level of scorn and vitriol. Not that I’d want anyone in real life to use it because vile misogyny and all, but I do applaud the writers.
ETA: Actually, though, having thought about it more, does it really fit for Loki, of all people, to be the misogynist? The guy who has canonically given birth to an eight-legged horse, while in the form of a mare? I know it’s important for what follows (fuck yeah Black Widow) that he underestimates women, but still.

This is when we get into Marvel Loki versus Mythological Loki. Myth Loki would not say something so horribly misogynist, in my opinion. At the very least, I hope he wouldn’t.
Comics Loki, though, is not the same (which kills me, because imho, Myth Loki would have been more interesting), especially when one factors in that for the movie, they need to make him very evil very fast. Easy way to do that? Make him say one really shitty, misogynist thing.

Gah, I was going to go have a look at some of his comics, but now I’m not sure I want to. Maybe I’ll just hang on to mythology Loki, obnoxious little shape-changer of my heart.

Pfft mythologyLoki is brilliance and far surpasses comicLoki forever.

mrmonochrome:

we-blaze-away:

bumbling-hobbit:

we-blaze-away:

balalaikaboss:

do-you-have-a-flag:

ladyhistory:

THIS IS SO VULGAR SO WHY AM I LAUGHING

I looked up the word quim after this scene

oh my god Loki

I was actually really shocked that this line was in the movie (it’s probably the dirtiest thing I’ve ever heard in a film), but didn’t want to admit to  my friends that I knew what it meant…

on the other hand it’s SO PERFECT because HOLY SHIT THAT IS THE WORST AND MOST FRIGHTENING THING YOU COULD POSSIBLY SAY

Same. There was a moment of complete disconnect before my brain would accept what I’d just heard. (And now I want to go back and check the Icelandic subtitles for that scene and try to find out, you know, the shock level of whatever they translated it to. Though I doubt I’ll dare ask anyone.)

But yeah, it is a perfect line for Loki, just the right level of scorn and vitriol. Not that I’d want anyone in real life to use it because vile misogyny and all, but I do applaud the writers.

ETA: Actually, though, having thought about it more, does it really fit for Loki, of all people, to be the misogynist? The guy who has canonically given birth to an eight-legged horse, while in the form of a mare? I know it’s important for what follows (fuck yeah Black Widow) that he underestimates women, but still.

This is when we get into Marvel Loki versus Mythological Loki. Myth Loki would not say something so horribly misogynist, in my opinion. At the very least, I hope he wouldn’t.

Comics Loki, though, is not the same (which kills me, because imho, Myth Loki would have been more interesting), especially when one factors in that for the movie, they need to make him very evil very fast. Easy way to do that? Make him say one really shitty, misogynist thing.

Gah, I was going to go have a look at some of his comics, but now I’m not sure I want to. Maybe I’ll just hang on to mythology Loki, obnoxious little shape-changer of my heart.

Pfft mythologyLoki is brilliance and far surpasses comicLoki forever.

(Source: theshinigamilover)