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And please feel free to add any reasons why you like her.
I love Jane because she’s impetuous and impulsive, forever willing to dive into anything if her curiosity has been aroused. Also she’s socially awkward and hilariously honest. She’s brilliant and her willingness to follow that brilliance wherever it takes her makes her an outsider; she feels that keenly, but she doesn’t let it get in her way.
Also, her questionable fashion decisions are kind of adorable.
I love Jane because she is a scientist and a scholar but not academical, she is daring but nor fearless, she is passionate but thoughtful. She has experience, but she is full of hope and curiosity - she is youthful, if an old soul. She is so fundamentally different from what even strong women are like in movies. She is an extraordinary woman, but I have met extraordinary women like her, and I think some others can be made.
I don’t think the t-shirts are something to emulate, though.
I love Jane because for the first time in a long time, I saw a character on screen who made me say “That could easily be me”. Now, I don’t mean with the astrophysics or finding a cute otherworldly man in the desert. But it’s because she’s smart, a little quirky, and so passionate about what she does, in a new way we haven’t seen too often in MCU and beyond. And people still underestimate her, which is what draws me even closer to her character.
I love Jane because they chose to make her an amazing scientist who is so devoted to her work. She seeks answers in the thunderstorms and in the sands and everywhere because she’s so curious and thirsty for knowledge, and she’ll laugh in the face of certain danger if it means she might be on the verge of a breakthrough. She is not afraid to use others to achieve her scientific ends, and she fights for what she loves. Jane literally used Thor to advance her research!!! How often does that happen?
She isn’t punished in the films for being an ambitious scientist. She’s a mortal among a pantheon of gods, and her first reaction isn’t fear, but, “What can I learn from this? How will this knowledge benefit me and therefore others?” They made her an incredible woman in a field not so usually filled with women, and where her peers may think her research is silly and where she has to prove her might with data and hard facts and evidence. They think her head and her heart are up in the clouds, but she is with the whole universe- on the ground looking up and in the heavens reaching down, trying to connect the worlds of science and magic into something tangible.
I love her because of her somewhat questionable taste in fashion. I love her because she puts the cereal bowl in the pantry on accident. Because her only option for an intern was a taser-wielding Poli-Sci major who she doesn’t quite know what to do with all the time. I love her because she spends her time running around the shifting sands looking for answers to the universe! She is a wealth of knowledge. She is a woman who loves learning. Jane isn’t perfect, doesn’t always know what to say, isn’t always composed, and hey that’s not a bad thing. She’s human.
She taught a god humility through her desire to learn, not her desire to get him into bed next to her. Jane was doing her work and focusing on her advancements, and she left Thor to ride the current or get smashed by the waves. It was never, “Let me hold your hand and walk to through your character development.” It was, “I’ve got science to do, so if you can keep up, awesome. Otherwise, back outta the way of my truck.”
She gets to see other worlds! She gets to punch an asshole in the face for threatening her realm, her domain, her friends. Jane, in the next film, is going to see some sort of reality to her theory as she travels the realms. Do you know how cool that is??? I really hope we see more of her cleverness and scientific knowledge in play, especially in a realm of magic beings.
I love Jane because people besides her peers don’t always understand what she’s talking about when she excitedly explains her theories and the promises of reaching out to other worlds, brushing the tips of the universe with her own two hands. She sees the possibilities in everything and wants to take that knowledge into her own hands, pick it apart, learn what there is to be learned, and share that with others.
Jane is clever, Jane is smart, Jane is geeky, Jane is any woman who has to prove herself to her peers simply because she’s a woman in the field, Jane is everyone who loves to learn for the sake of learning, Jane is an incredible character and I don’t understand why more people can’t see past “She kissed Thor, oh, she must just be there for his Asgardian angst.” It kills me when people dismiss everything she does scientifically just because there is also a man in the equation, though he isn’t the primary directive. Because that’s what people do to women like this, marginalizing their achievements.
She means so much to me, and I might go so far as to say she’s the most influential character I have experienced in cinema in my teenage/actually paying attention years.
And I’m not saying you have to love Jane Foster too, but please, if you only hate her because she gets in the way of a ship, or you don’t think she deserves to be with Thor, or you don’t even give her a chance, then you’re missing out on a lot. Even if you don’t care for her actress, don’t let that affect your feelings towards the character, or you’ll be missing out on a lot too. Take a step back, and think of the idea of Jane Foster. She’s pretty great.
Jane’s got science to do and worlds to see, so you’re either along for the ride or getting run over by her van.