Marvel At America’s Feminist Force In Action    



  By: Katie Petrick
   Published : March 8, 2019


On this, International Women’s Day, take a moment to reflect on all of the full feminist force that has been this past week, because these feminists are giving it everything they have.

For what seems like ever, echoing back long before the burning bras and shaven heads, claims have been made that women make less money than men. Of course, that statement is provided almost always with little to no context. But here is some context.

Google announced to the public this week that their women, specifically those in the large job category, Level 4 Software Engineer, made more money than their male counterparts.

“Within this job code, men were flagged for adjustments because they received less discretionary funds than women … In 2018, we included 91percent of Googlers in our analysis, the highest percentage to date,” Lauren Barbato, lead analyst for pay equity, people analytics, said in a company announcement. “We provided $9.7 million in adjustments to a total of 10,677 Googlers.”

There is another woman who is getting her pay day, but one would not know based on the general bemoaning of equity and feminist woes. Brie Larson, who stars in Captain Marvel, which opens this weekend, has been raging about unfairness in life, specifically against white men. She uses this tactic especially when her movies are not that good.

"I do not need a 40-year-old white dude to tell me what didn’t work for him about A Wrinkle In Time. It wasn’t made for him,” Larson said during her acceptance speech for the Crystal Award for Excellence in Film. “I want to know what that film meant to women of color, to biracial women, to teen women of color.”

Larson is touted for her bravery in standing up to the patriarchy and fighting for women. But she is fighting all the way to the bank where she will cash a $5 million check, which to-date is Marvel’s highest paid superhero for a debut film. And she is just getting started within the franchise.

This is the usual celebrity hypocrisy. What about the people who are supposed to represent us, the little people? They are also out in full force, and they are being led by the freshest of all the faces. Just take a look at this month’s Rolling Stone cover, featuring Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN). Obviously, they needed to be on the cover to lower the mean age since Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was on there, too.

Speaking of old feminists, Hillary Clinton announced this week that she will not be seeking a presidential run in 2020. But within nearly the same breath, it was announced that anyone who says she is not running, will be deemed sexist. And then she tried to be funny about it on Twitter, questioning why people are obsessed with her.

These feminists are demonstrating to the younger generation how they fight. And many are in lockstep with help from national organizations, including the Girl Scouts of the United States of America and Planned Parenthood. Top accolades are being handed out to those young girls who continue the narrative of both organizations. Meghna Gopalan recently earned the Girl Scouts’ Gold Award for her volunteer work on “reproductive health justice” when she worked with the Women’s March in Tucson, Ariz.

“I've been working with El Rio Reproductive Health Access Project, and they offered ideas on reproductive health justice which would broaden the scope of the project a little bit,” Gopalan said in an interview. “I got interested in the topic with the Supreme Court nomination of [Brett] Kavanaugh.”

But with the encouragement of Planned Parenthood and groups like BirthStrike, whose members vow to not have children because of climate change, how will the feminists train up future generations of good feminists? They are encouraging their members to murder future generations (see Planned Parenthood) and/or to not even attempt to have future generations (see BirthStrike).

What a conundrum these fully forceful feminists have found themselves facing.

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