I have seen the new series of moon knight and it made me wonder: ‘Will misogyny never disappear?’ ‘Will women always be the enemies in men’s imagination and fantasies?’ ‘Do men think that women have no free-will and that they only cater to the will of men?’
The writer of the series is a male and it was written for Disney+. Disney is so good at promoting pick-me behaviour and I'm fed up with talented people letting themselves be borrowed for producing only series or movies to paint a narrative that conveys negativity towards women and that paints a picture that women tolerate ill-treatment. I’m fed up that unaware viewers being conditioned into a image that is not healthy for society and maintaining healthy relationships and that youngsters unconsciously mimic the behavior from series in reality and then become disappointed when the outcome in reality does not match that in series.
The moments that stood out to me imposing pick-me behaviour:
Layla called Marc 80+ times, missed calls on his off-phone. If he doesn’t pick up the first time, don’t call him anymore and move along, your time is worthy to serve whatever pleases you and makes you happy.
Layla tracked his phone to find him and offered him a ride to his home to bring him divorce papers that he send to her without his signature and she brought it and said:’This is what you wanted.’ Don’t offer men anything that he can do for himself and don’t waste your time and money to someone who doesn’t put effort in you.
She puts her life on the line to find antiques in another country in order to return them to the “rightfully owners” because her archaeologist father died trying that and she wants to fulfil his legacy.
Marc was avoiding her because he was scared that Layla would be Khonshu his new Avatar in case he died. As if she couldn’t say no, eventually she did declined Khonsu his offer. This gave me the impression that he didn't want to give her the option to choose in case she gets the request because he is afraid she will accept the offer of Khonsu.
She did became a super hero but giving a female character such a pick me story is not a positive representation of woman. Instead Marc became a superhero because he was a victim of child abuse. Layla would be a superhero to me in the beginning if she cut off Marc immediately and went along with her life instead of risking her life for Marc.
We do not allow the patriarchy and men to condition us that we woman are here to cater their wants and that only their imagination should represent in reality. Woman also have free-will and even if men want to repress that and resist it and teach young men to do the same, it’ll bounce back harder on them because men are living in a lie. We don’t buy into the lies of men. A women will do what she wants and she’ll always find a way because women have power and have free-will.