She doesnt discriminate between sex, race, age, capability, sexuality, etc, etc... if ur norty - she'll hand out the smack-down in equal measure.. AND look fabulous while she does it... She doesnt differentiate, she doesnt stop and contemplate a course of action based on a label.. she looks at the villians deeds, motives, etc... EG - I would contend that Carols treatment of Puppet Master was based on his actions, NOT his gender... if a female/gay/coloured person did what Puppsie did, she would have reacted the same
So, to answer ur (fantastic / pertinent) question.. Feminism is equally AS Important AND UNimportant as any OTHER form of discrimination / prejudice... HEROES are expected to fight against them all, with comensurate vigour when / if / however the situation arises... just like a fire-fighter approaching a burning house... all that matters is whether there is another lifeform in there that needs rescuing. PERIOD. (BTW - her treatment of Puppet Master was by NO WAY Heroic, hopefully we'll see repercussions someday)
So, I would content it is a 'quantum' answer.. its neither AND both all at the same time.
However... she is a Trail-blazer, and thus may be percieved as an ICON, but thats just others... I actually think it would be interesting for her to have a Lesbian/Bi Female foe... and maybe even some Femmo-Groupies following her around... just to further explore the 'consequences' of her ICONIC nature (she wanted to be the BEST of the Best... well there are costs involved in that...)
: Recently I sent a letter to Marvel Comics
: asking Reed and other creators to expand on
: the feminist message of Ms. Marvel. I had
: several friends read my letter before
: emailing it out, but I still wonder if I had
: the right words to convey the meaning of
: positive, "Girl Power". I wonder
: if I should have posted a draft of the
: letter here first to get a larger Ms. Marvel
: fan base reaction. So I'm asking here, how
: important is feminism to Ms. Marvel?
: ~ Hype
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