Why Agent Carter is such a good example of feminism

It is no mystery I love comics, be it DC or Marvel. (but Marvel more:)) Recent TV Shows like Jessica Jones and Agent Carter really put the spotlights on strong, feminine, badass characters. I chose Agent Carter because she is a bit more relatable as a human, without superpowers, unlike Jessica. (but hey, I love’m both, alright?)

Enters Awesome Agent Peggy Carter

Why is this important?

I don’t know about you, but in the country I live in (Romania), society is still patriarchal and we terribly lack examples of women leaders to follow, or they are too few, or they are unknown. (I hope it’s obvious there are also individuals who are the opposite of what I mentioned) This article, however, is not about men. It’s about women inspiration … and not only in my country. Whilst there are many others out there whom I appreciate, Agent Carter stole my heart. Because…

1. She doesn’t take s**t from anybody

Her strength and wit are admirable, comparing to a beautiful raging river looking to break the dam it’s holding it in the way. Basically, if people told Peggy Carter “You can’t do this”, she would say “Watch me”. However…

Agent.

2. She is not afraid of exposing her vulnerability

3. She doesn’t depend on relationships

This demonstrates women can be well off independent, leaders of their own lives. And yet, when the independence is gone, and they move into an intimate connection with someone, women can still be leaders of their life.

Go, girl!

5. She doesn’t dress to impress (men)

A woman doesn’t need to dress like a man to impose herself. She can still wear heels, dresses and make the rules like a BOSS! Also she doesn’t need to …

Perfect GIF. :))

5. She doesn’t need to explain her life choices

Each woman is different, unique and beautiful in her imperfections and there is not a single thing that should define her femininity. Peggy agrees.

Yeah, you are.

6. She knows her value

The world was built on women’s shoulders, really…

Preach, girl!

Now replace “She” with anyone... :)

One perspective I have on this issue is that sometimes this isn’t even about men limiting our choices. It’s about us believing more in ourselves, being more confident and speaking up about OUR causes, OUR problems, OUR priorities, which matter as much as those of men’s. And I think Peggy Carter is an inspiring example and role model in this sense.

P.S. … totally unrelated, her British accent is SO.DAMN.AWESOME. :)

Art, sustainability, biking, travelling enthusiast. I write for and with pleasure. I think life’s just a perspective. You read my name as *you’re the keskoo*.

Art, sustainability, biking, travelling enthusiast. I write for and with pleasure. I think life’s just a perspective. You read my name as *you’re the keskoo*.