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Stephen Colbert Just Called Out Marvel’s Sexism And It Was Fantastic

"The Marvel cinematic universe is kind of a sausage fest."

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Stephen Colbert had a good time munchin' popcorn and watching Marvel's latest feature, Captain America: Civil War. However, he couldn't help but notice the excessive amount of dicks in spandex:

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Colbert started by pointing out the "common thread" he'd noticed in all of the characters' names:

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He then made another very important observation:

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Next, he put the jokes aside and got to the meat of the matter; Marvel intentionally does not have female superheroes or villains:

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He explained that the writer of Iron Man 3 was told by Marvel that the character had to be changed to a man:

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Because "the toy wouldn't sell as well if it were female."

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Uh huh, yep, totalllly true.

But Colbert was quick to say that it shouldn't just be Marvel and Iron Man 3 that gets the flack. Why couldn't Dr. Doom have been a woman after all?

Pussy power!
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Pussy power!

It's definitely food for thought. Thanks, Colbert, for sticking it to the man!

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