Posted by : Wendy B Saturday, 30 March 2013
The Avengers last night and I was reminded of the Black Widow praise that keeps popping up. It speaks about how awesome Joss Whedon, the mighty feminist, is for single-handedly ending sexism by having Black Widow be so awesomely awesome in the movie.
Not that she wasn't awesome, even when tricking us with her tropes, but the thing is, she was not the only woman in that movie.
How is it, that when praising how The Avengers featured a Strong Female Character, no one is talking about Maria Hill?
So I'm going to give Maria some love.
Let's remember for a moment which woman was introduced in the film first. Remember that time she jumped into a jeep and faced down Loki, Hawkeye and others as the base crumbled behind her? Let's take into consideration that she is S.H.I.E.L.D.'s commander, second only to Nick Fury. When he's not around, she is in charge and that's every bit clear in the movie. Thankfully, someone else noticed Maria's awesomeness and put together this nice video: