Marik Whiterose wrote:I think that it's the fact that she was on the front lines in WW II and is now relegated to the role of a glorified secretary back home that gets to her more than the rampant sexism of that day and age.
This is a very good point. In the first CA movie, Carter was presented as some sort of badass that the people involved in the project of creating CA were already trusting (it always irritated me, by the way, that it was made very clear that she is a good trusted woman of action, yet somehow nobody ever considered choosing her to be the first to be tested with the new super-soldier thingy - just one of the things that make that movie bad). So she was involved in matters, treated as an equal and relied upon.
The war is over and she is relegated to the role of "The girlfriend of Steve Rogers" rather than having her own accomplishments count. Nobody remembers her as a person or even a soldier, only as the love interest of someone else. Now she is treated as dead weight by her fellow SSSR agents. I can see why that would upset her.
Of course, these justifications are things that we the fans come up with. I doubt very much that the writers of the series have seriously considered it. Most likely they just wanted to give a feminist tint to the show and make the heroine more relate able. I find that these are the kind of things that people are willing to ignore or rationalize if they like the show, and present as arguments why the show is bad if they don't like it.
I wouldn't be surprised if they did. I haven't watched the show enough to know, but it's not that much of a stretch.
I'm also not particularly irritated that she wasn't considered for the super-soldier program - She really just wouldn't have been. It would even be hard, in a '40s context, to bring up why she wasn't considered. It just wouldn't come up.