Spider-Man: Homecoming (3)
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because the greatest fear of these men is rejection. Adrian Toomes hides his criminality from his family, because he doesn’t want them to reject him. Peter Parker hides his Spider-Man identity so he can operate without explaining himself to Aunt May – he seeks to avoid her opinion and judgement. It’s easier for him not to have to worry about what she thinks and feels. The fact that she is a capable, adult woman is meaningless. So, when these men withhold information and truth from 'their women’, they are doing so only to protect – you guessed it – their own fragile male egos.

Women undermined and purposefully kept in obliviousness for the protection of the feelings of men. You don’t get much more sexist than that.

It could be argued that the film is at someth...

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