Of course The Avengers was made by many men and many women but director/writer Joss Whedon is the one getting all the praise right now, and deservedly so. The Avengers was a stupendous achievement. It did what many thought was impossible, bringing together a huge cast to successfully portray a superhero team with the type of action normally reserved for the comic pages. Record after record in the box office didn’t hurt either.
But where The Avengers really excelled in my eyes was its portrayal of women, and how the film itself wasn’t offensive to women viewers. Read why I think so in the latest Hey, That's My Cape! at Newsarama.