The problem with Sharon Carter in CA:CW isn’t that she was an unnecessary love interest. It’s that she was too necessary - Sharon acted on multiple occasions as a sort of deus ex SHIELD Agent: providing affirmation for Steve’s feelings, helping Steve and Sam get to Bucky when he’s triggered, getting weapons for them and then disappearing. Indeed, @pictures-to-prove-it and I talked after the movie and agreed that it seems like most of Sharon’s scenes were probably cut, leaving a very odd collection of “Sharon makes Steve’s Job Easier While Keeping Nothing For Herself” scenes left in the final cut of the film.
By the time she kisses Steve she’s already advanced the plot 4 times, but there’s no consideration taken for her risks, her needs, her development. We never get to see Sharon really consider her actions. In a movie full of male characters getting to explore the consequences of their actions, Sharon never gets to even think about it. Does she ever wonder if Steve is worth this?
Does she wonder if Steve is even right? How can she work for the U.N. knowing that they’re wrong? If she doesn’t work for them, then what does she do? Where does a no-longer-SHIELD Agent find her place in a world that she knows wasn’t built for her, that she knows is actively seeking to destroy humanity, if humanity doesn’t destroy itself first? Does she lie awake at night thinking about the lives that have been lost because of her work? Does she lie awake at night thinking about the other lives she could have lived, were she not Sharon Carter?
We don’t know, because every time she’s on screen, it’s completely about her saving Steve’s ass. The problem with Sharon Carter in CA:CW isn’t that she’s an unnecessary love interest; it’s that she’s not treated like a human. And the way to remedy this?
This blog is officially up and running, and it’s here to reblog and archive all the wonderful content for the women of Uncharted! This includes gifs, photos, art, discussion, headcanons, and anything else you can think of!
If you could reblog this post to help spread the word, that would be great! Our inbox is always open if you have any questions, and if you think you have something that would be good for the blog, be sure to @mention us in your post or shoot us a message!
This is a blog to appreciate and love all of our lovely Once Upon A Time ladies since there can never be enough positivity around our fandom. On this blog you will only see positivity and love for all our OUAT ladies.
Also currently we’re looking for new members to run this blog (don’t worry, you don’t have to be able to make gifs/graphics etc, as long as you know how to reblog you’re fine! Making edits/gifs is always a plus though!) If you need to know more or ask about anything, just ask me or send ask to this blog! :3
Let’s keep sharing our love for beautiful ladies ♥
I’ve been hoarding this URL forever and fiddling with the theme and in light of X-Men: Apocalypse I think it’s time to officially open for business.
Is your fave hated on by the fandom for no reason at all?? Have your fandom’s slash shippers proven themselves to be the actual worst people on the planet? Do the writers forget your fave even exists? Can you barely into her tag without seeing the same stupid post again and again that starts with “I love this character but…”?
Welcome to the Under-Appreciated Ladies Blog, where we celebrate hated ladies and love them out of spite. And because they’re great. But also spite.