Bill Whittle Presents The Cold War: What We Saw

How All-Powerful Captain Marvel Disempowers Women for Feminism

An all-powerful female character, Captain Marvel, actually disempowers women when the writers were hoping to strike a blow for feminism. Bill Whittle, Scott Ott and Stephen Green, explore the importance of weakness and struggle in the hero’s journey. Having a “Mary Sue” character — like Capt. Marvel or Rey in Star Wars — provides precisely the wrong inspiration for young women.

Apollo 11: What We Saw, with Bill Whittle