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3 Absurd Things People Say About CW's "Supergirl" That Drives Me Insane.

Supergirl gets so much hate for being too "political correct," but being too politically correct doesn't make the show bad.


Supergirl has been on air since October 26th, 2015, and its been my favorite show since it's first episode. Ever since it's premier, it has been getting so much hate for being too political correct and obeying to the demands of its viewers. But what's wrong with that? What's wrong with a show that dominantly consists of women? Shows mainly of men having been broadcasting for years, and its not like Supergirl is oppressing the male demographic either. What's wrong with having a sexually diverse cast? Having a humanized LGBTQ+ character is a huge step-up from the homophobic portray pr the bubbly, relationship advice-giving, static character in past shows. What's wrong with a female superhero being feminine? Asserting masculinity is not the only way one can show their strengths. Being a woman is not a weakness. Being feminine is not a weakness.

“Everyone in power are women. It’s saying that women should run the world.”

Cat Grant

Shut your trap. That is untrue, and if you actually watched the show, you'd know that. Yes, there are a lot of strong female leads who are in high places of power like Cat Grant, President Olivia Marsdin, Lena Luthor, Samantha Arias, Alura Zor-El, and Astra In-Ze. However, that doesn't mean that there are not any males in high places of power either. There are very powerful men in the show too: Lex Luthor, Maxwell Lord, J'onn J'onzz, and Mon-El. Although there are way more females in power than males, it is not oppressing men from being in power. It's just normalizing women in power, because earlier films, authority was strictly male. However, these women are not empower to fulfill a quota. They have earned their place. Cat Grant is one of the most powerful women in the Supergirl universe. However, she does not choose a female predecessor. She chooses James Olsen because of his qualifications.

“Supergirl is too PC because they added a random lesbian character to fill a quota.”

Alex Danvers and Maggie Sawyer

Yes, I agree that Alex's newfound lesbian sexuality is bit suddenly and random, considering her short lived flame with Lex Luthor. However, CBS's decision to make Alex Danvers lesbian shouldn't be off-putting because there are already so little, accurate LGBTQ+ representation in film already. LGBTQ+ characters are usually treated as comic relief or an all-knowing being who provides the main character with tips on their relationships. LGBTQ+ characters in non-LGBTQ+ specially films are portrayed to be static characters. However, this is not the case with Alex Danvers. We see Alex's growth during her relationship with Maggie Sawyer; She come out of the closet to friends and family and allows herself to more emotionally opened, which she extends, not only to Maggie, but her friends, co-workers, and her sister, Kara, as well. When Alex and Maggie decides to marry, they discover an uncompromisable situation: Alex wants children; Maggie does not. Like in any other heterosexual relationship, the problem is big enough to break off their relationship. This portray humanizes and normalizes LGBTQ+ relationships. It shows that LGBTQ+ relationships are fairy-tale perfect. LGBTQ+ couples have the same problems as heterosexual couples.

“Supergirl is too focused on Kara’s love life. There isn’t enough action, It's targeted to feminists.”

Kara Danvers and Mon-El

Supergirl isn't the only superhero tv show to focus on the main character's love life. The Arrow and The Flash also focuses on the main characters' love life. Oliver Queen has multiple love interests throughout the season, and most recently, the episodes have been about his relationship with Felicity Smoak. In The Flash, Barry Allen constantly tries to pursue Iris West, and it makes up majority of the show's plotline. Now that the superhero is a girl and the show focuses on her relationships, it's too "girly?" It's not like the whole show is revolved around Kara chasing love interests. The show has a lot of substance, ranging from her career to their personal relationships with her friends and family.

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