I think some of the critisms of Whedon are valid and some are a bit silly. The whole Angel going evil after sex, for example. Sure you can spin that however you want, but the context of the story is pretty clear. It’s about a young woman trusting a man and, after getting what he wants, turning into an asshole. I don’t see anything anti-feminist in that. Seems like a perfectly valid situation that a young woman might go through.
That said, I think these issues are prevalent throughout Hollywood, unfortunately. Tarantino has several strong female characters, but he also has them get horribly brutalized (and I have a lot of feelings about some of those instances). Zack Snyder wanted to make a movie about female empowerment with Sucker Punch but, as far as I’m concerned, failed about as miserably as he possibly could.
So yeah, people should probably call out Whedon and all of Hollywood, but I don’t think we should label them all as anti-feminist frauds either (not that anyone here is doing that). Just that we need to recognize that we still have a long way to go with the way women are portrayed in media. Or just viewed by society in general.
To turn things back to DC movies…I hear Wonder Woman was pretty solid. Haven’t seen it yet, sadly.