Word on the street is that Marvel Studios is seeking a transgender actress to play a role in the Marvel Universe, making Marvel more reflective of society.

They’re not reflective in that transgender people will finally get represented. They’re reflective in that they feel some obligation to pander to a small group of people who often don’t identify as people, but a subset of people. (The way being white is a subset of people, just to be clear.)

What I wonder is where the pandering truly lies: Is it Marvel singling out a small minority to illustrate how inclusive and supportive they are, or is it the media, who have latched onto the transgender aspect of the story?

Then again, if not for the transgender portion of the story, the news would simply be that Marvel is looking for an actress.

And that’s not news at all…