The simple and sad fact is that the vast majority of female roles only exist because the woman is there to be a plot device for a male writer’s male character’s story line. It’s as if, in film land, women only exist to serve men.
There is a major pent-up anger there among many women that Hollywood needs to show that a person who is female has her own dreams and life outside of her relationships with men and boys.
This is perhaps why there was such a violent reaction to the way Joss Whedon handled Black Widow’s story arc in Avengers 2 … the *only* main female hero was turned into a fawning girlfriend…
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