Agent Carter Season 2: Feminism and Women’s Choice

Happy International Women’s Day! What better to celebrate than by discussing awesome female characters?

It’s been a week since Agent Carter wrapped Season 2. While Agent Carter’s second season garnered both applause and criticism from fans, there were certain discrepancies in the fandom reactions that I found a little surprising.

Namely, reactions to Peggy’s origin story in 2×04 “Smoke and Mirrors,” Ana Jarvis’s fate and character reactions to it in 2×08-09, “The Edge of Mystery” and “A Little Song and Dance”, and the general love triangles seen throughout this season in the form of Jason/Peggy/Sousa and Peggy/Sousa/Violet. A lot of the negative reactions had to do with how… not-so-feminist the writing choices were perceived to be, for a show that claims to be so.

I gave this some immense thought, and I think there is an alternative way at looking at these plot choices that does fall in line with the feminist aims of the show. Namely, the fact that these all come down to a question of choice for the characters.

Choice is the key word here. Because the conversation about feminism should always be about choice, making sure all women and men of all types can choose the lives they want and have access to the resources that would make it possible with enough work.

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Image: Peggy says “Now, I go to work,” hair tossing behind her as she gets in vehicle. Source.

The following contains spoilers for Agent Carter Season 2

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Why I’m Excited Lin Manuel Miranda is Composing Moana (and You Should Be Too!)

Source: Broadway World
In the wake of the D23 convention over a week ago, there were a lot of great announcements made in regards to upcoming Disney movies and such.
 
But the one that got me really excited?
 
Lin-Manuel Miranda is composing the next Disney Princess movie.
 
 
The thing is, I don’t think much of the general population understands just how awesome this news is.
 

That’s why I’m here. 🙂

The movie in question, Moana is described as such by Disney: “Moana introduces a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest. She meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage.”

With the film set in the South Pacific, Moana is being touted as the first Polynesian princess. So, what does Lin-Manuel Miranda, a composer-lyricist of Puerto Rican descent, bring to this project?

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