2014 San Diego Comic Con - Avengers Cast Highlights
like tbh i feel like my problem with the “dark and gritty!!” trend in modern stories is this
there’s this idea in our culture that cynicism is realistic? that only children believe in happy endings, that people are ultimately selfish and greedy and seeing with clear eyes means…
One of the things I love about Bucky is how he deals with Steve. Steve, even with all his health issues, has shown himself to be very independent and as self sufficient as he can possibly be. Because of that, notice how Bucky doesn’t try to be pushy or crowd Steve into making a decision. Bucky has to know that Steve is at a loss here and he offers his home, but makes sure that Steve knows it won’t be “charity” because he’ll have to do chores. He gives Steve a huge amount of space and lets him do the talking. When Steve starts to get all “I can take care of myself”, Bucky let’s him know he’s not trying to help because he thinks Steve can’t do it, but because that’s what friends DO for each other. It would be easy for Bucky pushy in situations with Steve, but he’s NOT. Because Bucky is an incredibly good friend. He’s there for you when you need him. He tells you stuff you don’t really want to hear, but NEED to. He’s a shoulder to lean on, but only if you want him to be. It would have been easy for Steve to have been the “sidekick” friend that Bucky kept around to be his cheering section, but you never get that impression from him. They treat each other like brothers and equals, which says a lot about Steve’s internal qualities, but it also says a lot about BUCKY’S.
Feminists argue that gender and sexuality is a social construction, specifically, that masculinity is constructed in terms of social-sexual dominance and femininity in terms of social-sexual subordination. We can see how this manifests out in our social-sexual norms: coercing women is sexy, women are commodities to be used by men, hurting women is sexy. This social construction of our identity is possible because our self-conception as well as our desires and preferences are conditioned and constructed by interpersonal interactions and our social environment. We become how others treat us, and there are numerous well-documented ways in which social norms shape who we are and what we do: stereotype threat, self-fulfilling prophecies, implicit bias, and adaptive preferences.
Adaptive preferences pose a particular problem for the idea that pursuing whatever preference we have expresses our status as free and equal human beings. Adaptive preferences result when we unconsciously change our preferences to adapt to our circumstances. Women often do not feel entitled to equality with men, bodily integrity, sexual pleasure, or even basic necessities such as sufficient food, because they have been placed in a situation where these are not available to them or these are systematically denied them. But there is another, and even more pernicious psychological fact: women are often not aware of the abuse they suffer at the hands of men as abuse.
Here are 10 famous names that we all need to associate with bisexuality.
what a beautiful article
There’s so many good X-Men characters though, every time I learn to know a new one, I love them