So i've been watching She-Hulk and its odd. Its Marvel, so I like it, and Im well aware Im not the target audience for this show, but Im left wondering who is. I would say young single working women, but the show kinda hates women. And not just the standard evil white boss who after just meeting She-Hulk asks to watch her poop, which is a real scene. But the general tone and characterization is pretty anti-women.
Like She-Hulk is very pretty and successful. So pretty and successful she gets fired as a district attorney. No joke, her boss goes up to her and says because she's so pretty and successful, no jury can ever be empaneled in her cases because everyone thinks she's so pretty and successful and all her cases have been declared a mistrial. Im not joking, she's fired for being too pretty and successful. All the while having a cheerleader girlfriend who tells her how pretty and successful she is.
And then when training with Hulk, she tells him she's pretty and successful, therefore she's a good Hulk. And it works. She's used to being catcalled because she's so pretty, that she can control her gamma radiation mutation. And then she shits on Tony and Natasha and Hawkeye about them not being a pretty and successful as her.
But the whole show is so patronizing to her and women in general. Its saying that women need constant love and attention and admiration and need to constantly be told how great they are and how they were always perfect to begin with. Like She-Hulk has no flaws. At all. She's a single female lawyer who is pretty and successful and she gets angry if you don't know that.
And the self awareness isn't great, 'cause its not really 4th wall breaking self awareness. She looks to camera and says "men" and rolls her eyes. And its like...what's the joke? She sees a room full of male lawyers laughing and just rolls her eyes and...and what? Is she upset they're not praising her enough?
And what are her priorities now that she is She-Hulk? Shoes, and clothes and looking good and being pretty and successful. This show has a very poor opinion of women. As well as continuing phase 4's poorly conceived idea of belittling the Avengers and previous Marvel movies.