Jane = Jane
Okay, for a long time I’ve kinda been irritated by the way everyone picks on Jane Foster. So she’s not Pepper Potts, and she’s not Betty Ross, and she’s not Peggy Carter. Why does she need to be? On the girl spectrum, I’m a lot more like Jane than Pepper. I am far more likely to slightly embarrass myself in front of my crush than come up with the perfect quip (not that the perfect quip doesn’t come eventually).
And so what if we see at the end of the movie that she’s going to spend some time hunting for Thor? If Iron Man had been written from Pepper’s POV instead of Tony’s, don’t you think we’d have seen quite a bit of her not giving up hope on her man? Do you think Peggy wasn’t waiting to hear about the results of Howard’s search at the end of Captain America? Betty Ross went AWOL for her man (after ditching another dude who was into her in order to, if memory serves). Just because Thor was a bit more blatant about it doesn’t really mean squat.
Besides, didn’t everyone hear the theory Erik mentioned in the post-credits teaser? A little something called the “Foster Theory”, which is more than anyone else has ever had to work from before? It’s not like she’s pining away here, people.
Then, browsing through Tumblr tags, I see this picture:
Okay, so it’s another Jane entirely, but isn’t that Jane and Thor right before he zaps back to Asgard to put the brotherly smackdown on Loki? And yet, not one is giving this Jane a hard time about the man she met during the course of her work and gave up quite a bit for. And she’s also a total, spluttering, eye-lash fluttering fangirl.
And there’s nothing wrong with that.
Just like there’s nothing wrong with Marvel Jane being a total geeky, genius, and yes, giggly, heroine.
It’s time to accept - and celebrate - that Marvel girls come in all personalities.