Dave Itzkoff has a 2.28.19 N.Y. Times story called "Can Captain Marvel Fix Marvel’s Woman Problem?"

The problem, historically speaking, is a leering, less-than-enlightened attitude about Marvel's female characters over the decades. The idea is that Captain Marvel might popularize a less sexist, more liberated agenda. Yes, I'm putting myself to sleep as I write this.

All I care about is whether Captain Marvel will engage or excite -- dramatically, emotionally, any which way. That's all anyone cares about. Advancing progressive notions of female superheroes...whatever. If it works, ...

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