For me it wasn’t so much the figures regarding males and females. It was the way they were portrayed. I don’t recall many of the females poking fun at themselves - they were all strong, beautiful, badass. Which is fine to have but when they’re all like that, I find it harder to enjoy them because it’s samey.
The males had a much wider variety of personalities and quirks but they were all made to be idiots in some way. Jakobs and Hammerlock would be the exception but they’re gay. This isn’t a homophobic comment - in fact I absolutely love how they brought this into the story. But feminism and lgbtq often go hand in hand.
I don’t think this was a feminist agenda - I think that’s a bit far. But when it’s so centralised on female strength, it does make it a bit…boring. But honestly I think that’s more to do with how poorly the story was done. We didn’t see any character development throughout the story. And that if you wanted to be a hero, you had to be a siren.
I know sone argue that 2 was male focused but I disagree with that entirely. Sure the bad guy was male but there were a lot of memorable and influential females that all had different personalities.
So for me, my problem isn’t the number of females - as that’s a silly complaint really - it’s more the lack of diversity amongst their personalities.
Tannis especially, for me at least, took a step back character wise for me. I loved that she was intelligent, somewhat selfish, knowledge hungry and mysterious. But in 3 she became strong, badass and even more like a leader…which just didn’t seem like the Tannis from 2.
I think if the writing was done better and didn’t feel so rushed - as in things just happen conveniently so we can get to point b - it would have been more enjoyable.
I’m terrible at wording so if anything there seems offensive to anyone, it’s not meant that way. Promise ^^
But I will say I don’t think it’s right to say that only men have an issue with this because they feel imposed on. As a female, it came across in a negative way for me too.