it’s not about consent. it’s about the fact that gwen is viewed as something to have sex with, rather than an actual person.
1. gwen’s basically a sex object
2. peter seemed to care more about osborn having sex with gwen than actually about gwen herself
3. the whole thing about osborn taking gwen’s virginity (from peter) was gross
i mean, i can see why some people might think it isn’t that sexist, because it does make gwen’s death a little bit more about her and less about two dudes fighting, but ehhh i don’t think it does. and it certainly doesn’t make up for all the other horribleness
The idea crossed peter’s mind, but the longer it took to find her the more drastic and extreme his thoughts became. He imagined her in a hospital bed, torn up by one of the explosives – imagined her lying somewhere defenseless, left in the street – and before he could blink and shut the image out, he imagined her in a stretcher, getting wheeled away too slowly, her face pale and her skin lifeless and that perpetual smirk on her lips set in a final, grim line.
His hand were quaking, he palm sweaty on the phone. She was just trying to talk to him. She seemed so unlike herself, so absent and indifferent. He could have tried to listen, could have been a friend to her for once, but what had he done? Yelled at her. Urged her to leave the city. Abandoned her and let her disappear.
I can’t think of any examples of it, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any. JMS has his problems with sexism (Sins Past is proof of that)