Originally Posted by Hawkingbird
Considering her boyfriend is a very wanted man by murderous villains, it makes more than enough sense to give her a suit.
Lois Lane and Mary Jane Watson don't have special suits. Does that make Supes and Spidey irresponsible bastards?
In the comics, Pepper wasn't given the Rescue armor for some dumbass reason like "I need to give my girlfriend some protection." Hell, she's not even Tony's girlfriend in the comics; she's his CEO, and Happy's wife. (Or widow.) The Rescue armor came about because Pepper wound up getting the same kind of "heart problem" Tony had, which makes not only the *suit* derivative, but the backstory as well.