In the past few years, the discussion of women's representation in pop culture has been a thoroughly depressing thing to witness.
The debate, which shouldn't really exist in the first place, mostly revolves around men complaining about women having too much involvement in certain franchises and sectors of men attempting to sabotage movies.
A most recent example of this is members of the right-wing declaring that they are going to boycott the Marvel movie, Captain Marvel, for supposedly having a feminist agenda and the casting of Brie Larson, who apparently 'doesn't smile enough'.
While this is beyond ridiculous, women are attempting to reclaim the criticisms that are being aimed at female characters by pointing out that male characters from these movies don't exactly smile either.
Gail Simone, who is a comic-book writer who has worked on titles such as Deadpool, Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Wolverine and Justice League, tweeted that she would like to see the merciless mercenary, The Punisher, occasionally crack a smile, you know, just so female fans have some eye candy (it's only fair).
The Punisher would be a lot prettier if he smiled more.