Sunday, November 29, 2015

Why Marvel’s Jessica Jones Matters



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Jessica Jones is the superhero we all need. She’s not above everyone else. She’s not better than anyone else. Tony Stark excels at creating new tech, Steve Rogers is a flawless and respected leader with a perfect body, Natasha Romanoff is a near-emotionless superspy, Clark Kent is an unstoppable perfection limited only by a glowing green rock, and the rich Batman has a deus ex machina to get him out of every situation. Jessica Jones is a working woman, struggling to make a living, what pitiful version of living she’s doing. Marvel’s Jessica Jones is all about women’s empowerment. Trish Walker’s line perfectly sums up the theme of the series: “Men and power; it’s seriously a disease.” 

WARNING: SPOILERS FOLLOW AFTER THE JUMP