Working within the System to effect change, or doing it “By any means necessary”
This io9 essay doesn’t invoke the MLK/Malcolm X analogy. It just says that the first season of Agent Carter was okay, in that it showed her facing down misogyny in 1940’s spy stuff. This season is better because it shows other women and their approaches to the power structure of the day. Whitney Frost as the By Any Means character, and Dottie as a kind of Joker, choose-your-own-crazy path persona.
In reading it, I thought of MLK vs. Malcolm X and how it was already applied to the X-Men as a frame for how they explored Mutant Rights. But I think it applies here, too.
I enjoyed this week’s two parter and feel the quality has gone up overall.