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2009-06-02 14:36 (UTC)
Well, the Ms. Marvel argument misses the point entirely, because the sexism in that scene wasn't the Doombot calling her a piece of furniture or whateverthefuck, it was that Carol actually
, and Wonder Man had so little respect for her that he immediately tried to reassure her that no, she
a cow, and then Carol got that much
insecure. The idea that
Victor von Doom
was some kind of meaningful blow to her ego and self-confidence was a million times more insulting and sexist than anything Doom himself could have said.
Other than that you're spot-on, though. "What's wrong with an evil character acting evil?" as though all evil were interchangeable is such a shallow, juvenile way to write a villain. See also: Magneto, Deathstroke, and to some extent Barbara Minerva.
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