Brie Larson literally pushed a car in her Captain Marvel training, and men have problems with it. Yes, you read that right. Larson did, in fact, push a car all on her lonesome, and it was awesome—not just a little electric car, either. Brie got behind a 5,000-pound Jeep with a full tank of gas and a PERSON IN THE CAR and pushed it with a smile on her face.
A training highlight – pushing Jason Walsh’s almost 5000lbs Jeep(with a full tank of gas and Alyssa behind the wheel for safety!)for 60 seconds. In Captain Marvel @nike Metcons! It’s a strong vibe but I like it. pic.twitter.com/f98n6so8TU
— Brie Larson (@brielarson) February 12, 2019
That’s pretty epic, right? Nothing but respect for MY Carol Danvers, but you know, not everyone was so impressed with Larson’s ability to push over roughly 5,000 pounds easily.
Because then came the men …
Brie Larson: *pushes Jeep*
— Sarah (@Cinesnark) February 13, 2019
Look, at this point, it’s just getting ridiculous. Women existing and being celebrated for things is not a personal attack on men, no matter how many of them insist on seeing it that way.
When Larson made the statement that she wanted to diversify her press tour, of course there was an up-in-arms response from men (white men in particular) complaining that they weren’t going to get coverage even though that wasn’t the point.
I’m hearing the tweet got deleted and defended as a “joke”. pic.twitter.com/NRYYJCAM2u
— Geek Girl Diva (@geekgirldiva) February 13, 2019
In fact, Brie Larson is working twice as hard to make sure that everyone is included, and yes, that means the white male critics who are too worried about being left out to see that Captain Marvel isn’t their time.
The 2nd visit would have not happened without @brielarson advocating for more diversity in press covering her films. Because of that, there’s way more GREAT articles out there by FABULOUS writers that rarely, if ever, get to do set visits or even Marvel/action film interviews.
— Yolanda Machado (@SassyMamainLA) February 13, 2019
All of this being said, there is something important we need to take note of: Brie Larson is actively using her privilege to create a better environment for critics and reporters who are woman and people of color, while showing young girls that we can do everything the boys can. Her pushing a car isn’t just to show how strong Larson is. Instead, it can inspire a little girl or boy to believe they’re capable of impressive feats, as well.
There is value in being a superhero; you’re a role model for the younger generation, and watching as Brie Larson takes a stand against the men complaining about her is honestly incredible to see. She’s someone we can all look up to and learn from. Maybe don’t try pushing a car right out of the gate, but at least recognize that that is an incredibly impressive move.
I can’t wait to go out and see Captain Marvel this March 8th and anger the men who seemingly hate Larson for existing in 2019.
(image: Marvel Entertainment)
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