A Russian nesting doll set without the Russian? #WheresNatasha gets surreal

Marvel Avengers Nesting Dolls

Marvel Avengers Nesting Dolls

Just when you think the exclusion of Black Widow from all merchandise couldn’t get more absurd, Twitter users Renay and (presumable not Prime Minister) DavidCameron bring a gem like this to our attention.

It’s another piece of Avengers merchandising that excludes Black Widow — a set of Russian nesting dolls available at ThinkGeek and on Amazon. This one rubs salt in the wound because there is only one Russian on the Avengers, Natalia Romanoff a.k.a. Natasha Romanov: The Black Widow.

So they left the only female Avenger out of a doll set. (Dolls are for boys now?) And they kept out the only Russian out of a set of Russian nesting dolls? They really had to work hard to do the wrong thing this time, and yet somehow they still managed to marginalize women — and Russians, I guess.

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