[on diversity in media] I think its social responsibility. I think it’s our responsibility to stand up and say what we want. It think if you look at television in the past two years, it’s becoming the decade of the female. Like, all these new shows with female leads. Even if you look at television, as well as cable, as well as films, there’s been a resurgence, as far as the leading woman in Hollywood, which is great. And I think we’re also at the point now…you know, it’s interesting…x
Just stop, stop making Melinda May out to be a villain. Stop trying to make any POC character out to be a villain.
Melinda May is training Skye, nothing can be done to change that. Its a huge step in character development considering that the two of them were at odds for most of season one. Remember that it’s just a teaser, don’t assume Skye is going to take on Melinda’s darker traits (which aren’t as bad as people think) because she’s teaching her how to get around in the field. Skye is resourceful already, but at least now Coulson won’t be holding her back to the armored van with all the computers.
Well, I don’t think it has to be with the fact that May is a poc, but just the fact that people like to start talking shit about characters because they have nothing better to do. I’m all about stop the ward hate, the may hate and the fitzsimmons hate 2k14 thank you
the difference is: ward deserves every ounce of hate thrown at him because he is actual human garbage
whereas melinda may is a fucking queen
The very idea of “May’s darker traits” that people (not you, OP) keep trying to push makes me SO ANGRY.
Turning inwards because of stressful situations is not a dark trait, it’s a way of coping- successfully, one might add- with a traumatic incident. Moreover, she’s moved forward and we’ve seen, several times in the first season alone, that she has a sense of humor and can be light-hearted. She’s not constantly enthusiastic and snarky, because she’s seen shit and done shit and grown the fuck up. How is that a dark trait? Dark traits would be- for completely hypothetical example- being willing to kill for a Nazi organization. If anything, it seems to me that doing what it takes to preserve her own mental health while getting what needs to be done, done, is a light and admirable thing to do.
If May were a white dude we would never hear the end of how great and brave she is, and what a hero she is for coping the way she does.
lmao 2 years ago not even the majority of marvel comics fans cared about the guardians of the galaxy and now I’m seeing reading lists popping up left and right and RYAN FUCKING SEACREST said “I am groot” on national radio but NO ONE WAS ASKING FOR A GOTG MOVIE BEFORE IT WAS ANNOUNCED
carol danvers has a rabid fanbase that has their own name and that creators are scared of when they show up at cons. you think iron man had something like the carol corps when they decided to give him a movie? YOU THINK ROCKET RACCOON OR GROOT HAD A FANBASE CLAMORING FOR THEM TO GET A MOVIE????
get the fuck outta here with this weak “no one knows female superheroes like they know marvel’s big three” like DUH marvel has spent 6 YEARS making sure everyone knows who captain america, iron man, and thor are by giving them their own movies. stop defending kevin feige’s weak slimy bullshit you soggy-assed milkbags
there were like 90000 smug articles/posts/etc about how iron man was gonna bomb in 2008 because no one cares about iron man. marvel changed the narrative with entertaining movies and good advertising. they could easily do that for movies helmed by women/poc; they choose not to.