When Lexi Alexander addressed this and said that she wouldn’t want the “Wonder Woman” job, what she was saying is that she would hate to be used as a scapegoat instead of being given a job because someone actually thinks she is the best person for the job. I don’t see anything wrong with that sentiment, and I think Alexander takes heat for this sort of thing because she actually says these things out loud, whereas most people in the industry keep some of the uglier parts of the way things work to themselves. As a result, one of the things I see happening, especially as the story moves from outlet to outlet in an increasingly-inaccurate game of Internet telephone, is people calling Alexander “crazy,” which is a classic power move used to make an outspoken woman seem less authoritative. She’s not crazy, for the record. She’s just tired of being marginalized when her filmography would keep a guy with the same credits steadily employed. If you truly believe that the margin of error is the same for women directors and men directors, you are not paying attention, and that’s the truth.
Go call Lexi Alexander crazy to her face, I DARE you.