I think what they're attempted to do is retcon Carol's POV from the original Mar-Vell stories (including when she got her powers).
Remember in those days, while Carol did have a progressive job for a woman (and she was considered a feminist for the 70s). She was still a damsel in distress in those early stories while at the same time, swooning over Mar-vell.
I believe they're going to take some liberties and reimagine her relationship with Marv and her superhero origin, and put a more modern touch.
At least that's my theory.
Yes, I get that, but to have her get "crippling anxiety attacks" now
just ruins her. They can easily give her this self discovery without something that shows her to be weak.
This is kind of like the final straw for me, after several years of mistreatment, mostly by female creators I might add.