Anonymous asked: sorry if this sounds rude but wouldn't steve's upbringing make him sort of ignorant about a lot of things? i think it makes sense that he would be on the conservative side...

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squeeful:

ellidfics:

historicallyaccuratesteve:

ellidfics:

inaneenglish:

caroldanverz:

alright, anon, here’s what i think:

  • steve grew up in the 30s and 40s - right smack in the midst of the great depression.
  • he was the child of a poor, single, working mom who was also an irish-catholic immigrant - a group that was viciously persecuted and discriminated against at that time.
  • he had a variety of severe medical conditions that likely went untreated due to lack of health-care, and his mother died of pneumonia because of the same lack of health-care.
  • he was frequently beaten up and bullied because he stood up for himself and others when no one else would.
  • he volunteered to serve during the war because he so fervently believed in the cause he was fighting for and the people who needed his help and protection.

and then there’s stuff like this:

(from “man out of time” #3)

so basically, anon, i don’t agree with you at all.

he’s got his flaws, yeah, but steve would NOT be politically conservative. he would NOT be aligned with modern republican ideals, and he CERTAINLY would not be ignorant or insensitive to oppression, discrimination, inequality, or injustice.

in my opinion, anyone (or any narrative) that believes otherwise is completely missing the whole damn point of steve rogers.

FUCKING THANK YOU! I’m going to bookmark this to shove in people’s faces when they assume Steve would be conservative (hi, I have strong feelings about this). Also READ THIS ESSAY: "Steve Rogers Isn’t Just Any Hero" by Steven Attewell. Attewell grounds Steve Rogers in the political and social context of 1930s/40s America, making a flawless argument as to why Steve would be socially liberal.

Maybe it’s my upbringing that makes me think the whole idea of Steve being conservative is inaccurate and weird. My grandmother was a teenager during the Great Depression and a coal miner’s daughter. She’s a Democrat, in favor of government aid, and pro-union. Don’t assume that everyone from that time period is/was a raging conservative. Also, understand that the definitions of conservative and liberal have evolved drastically since the 1940s; however, I think it’s 100% accurate to claim that Steve Rogers would be a liberal by today’s standards.

No idea whether Steve voted in the 40’s (a lot of career military men of his generation *didn’t* until they retired since the military is under civilian control - and yes, that included General (later President) Eisenhower), but it’s canon that he supports gay rights (his best friend growing up was gay), same-sex marriage (he defends said best friend’s relationship with his partner as every bit as valid as his relationship with his girlfriend), civil rights, interracial/interspecies marriage, is proposed to by his girlfriends (who are uniformly strong, smart, and competent, not wilting little flowers), has a black superhero partner, has no animus against Communists, worked for the Federal Arts Project as an artist in the late 1930’s, and has repeatedly clashed with hard-right presidents and politicians (see also:  his resignation over the Marvel equivalent of Watergate, the Civil War, etc.).

Not only, but the one time that Captain America DID support right-wing causes, it wasn’t Steve Rogers.  It was William Burnside, the Captain America of the 1950’s, a fervent McCarthyite who took up the role while Steve Rogers was in the ice.  Even better, Burnside, who’d used a variant of the super soldier serum, went crazy, started attacking civil rights workers, and was yanked from the field.

My bet?  Captain America is not only a Democrat, he privately belongs to the Bernie Sanders/Elizabeth Warren wing of the party.  He doesn’t publicize this (“I’m supposed to symbolize the whole country, not just one party or group”) but when he goes into the voting booth in 2012, he votes straight ticket Democrat.

I think part of the reason that people have this image of “conservative Steve Rogers” is because the political make-up of the US changed drastically just after WWII. After the War, the “Threat of Fascism” was all but eradicated, and the new political enemy became the “Threat of Communism.” Prior to this shift in political enemies, communist and socialist political parties were fairly strong minor parties, and it was not uncommon for people to know (or be) members of one or the other. It’s not until after the War that Communism really became a “threat” to the American way of life.

And that’s history that Steve missed, because he was under the ice when that went down. He slept through the entire Cold War, which includes the division of Germany between East and West, the Iron Curtain, McCarthyism and the Red Scare, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the conflict in Afghanistan in the 1980s, the Iranian Revolution, the Chinese Civil War, the Chinese Cultural Revolution, and of course, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the fall of the Iron Curtain. He has absolutely zero frame of reference for any of these events, because they occurred after he went down and before he woke up. The world changed significantly in those seventy years, not just in terms of technology and culture, but in politics and international relations.

And that, I think, is at least part of what he’s getting at when he tells Fury, “They say we won the war — they didn’t say what we lost.”

That may be why he seems to get along so well with Natasha, who after all is Russian, and why he doesn’t seem to have any problems at all with non-whites despite blatant and widespread racism in the United States when he was growing up.  He moved in liberal circles, probably knew anti-lynching and anti-racism advocates, and despite his hideous attempts at flirting with Peggy Carter, almost certainly knew feminists and women who did more than just stay home with the kids.

Plus “staying home with the kids” is luxury only the middle class and up can afford, and even then it’s mostly a post-WWII 1950s affectation. Steve Rogers’ working class background and circle would not have been able to pass up a second income.  All of the women he would have come in contact with prior to his big sleep would have worked.

Not to mention that his MOTHER worked.  Thanks for pointing that out.

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melannen:

Headcanon: Abed only got his job at SHIELD as a spousal benefit when they recruited Troy for their gadgets division

Evidence, incontrovertible: When everything else in Fury’s car was broken, what was still 100% operational? THE AIR CONDITIONING.

Bunny, related: Abed meets Sam while visiting Troy in the hospital and explains to him, scene by scene, why he is definitely the lead in a romcom, not the sidekick in an action movie.

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oh god, my entire life is weeping about steven gerrard, fuck everything

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palaceofposey:

Sam is still very invested in Steve’s musical education.
[This picture is brought to you by all the Sam x Steve fanmixes I’ve been listening to and the fact that I really needed a break from my thesis.]

OH NO, TOO CUTE

palaceofposey:

Sam is still very invested in Steve’s musical education.

[This picture is brought to you by all the Sam x Steve fanmixes I’ve been listening to and the fact that I really needed a break from my thesis.]

OH NO, TOO CUTE

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fuck me, he even makes those goggles look good

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lalondes:

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON’T SCROLL PAST THIS.

Scarleteen is a vital queer and trans positive sexual health resource. Their staff do an amazing job of creating really comprehensive and helpful articles on literally every sexual topic you can imagine. They also provide live chats, advice columns, moderated discussion forums, and SMS-based peer support. This site has helped me on countless occasions, and I refer at-risk queer and trans kids to this site every single day.

Scarleteen is invaluable.

And Scarleteen needs your help.

During their annual donation drive this year, the site was only able to raise $1,500. Only fifty people out of Scarleteen’s 350,000 unique monthly visitors contributed to the fundraising drive.

This means that unless Scarleteen sees a stable, sustained, 50% increase in donations, the site will essentially be forced to go dark on May 1. No more new content, no more advice columns, no more forums, no more live chat, no more SMS support. 

This is devastating.

If Scarleteen goes dark, millions of young people, vulnerable queer and trans teens among them, will lose access to essential, fundamental sexual health resources. We cannot let this happen.

Please, please, please donate to Scarleteen. Consider making a recurring monthly contribution if you feel that this is within your means. Even $5 or $10 a month will go a long way to helping this very, very deserving organization.

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longroadtoparadise:

Jesus take the—BUCKY NO

longroadtoparadise:

Jesus take the—BUCKY NO

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psi-neko asked: Something with Sam getting his wings back? He did say there was only one left and Bucky broke that one. He must have been pretty happy that he can get them back. (I imagine that Tony took it as a challenge to build wings)

ifeelbetterer:

Sam was waiting for Steve on a park bench. There were a lot of superhero things that Sam didn’t qualify for, especially now that he was wingless. That was fine, mostly, but suggesting Captain America steal his wings back for him had only been 50% because Captain America needed his help.

The other 50% had been—would always be—that he loved to fly.

But he could do waiting. He’d been flightless most of his life. He could sit stuff out.

Someone sat next to him on the bench. He looked up and had that weird feeling he got a lot with Steve’s friends—that feeling that he knew their face but only through a TV.

"Hi?" he ventured.

"I know something about having a best friend who runs around in a superhero outfit," the guy said. "And I know a little bit about needing to fly, too."

"OK…good," said Sam. "Good…for you?"

The guy rolled his eyes. “See, my best friend is Tony Stark—” oh, Rhodes, this was Colonel Rhodes, and Sam tried to sit up straighter “—and I had to steal my wings right out from under him.”

"Sir?" said Sam.

"I want you back in the air, Sam," said Rhodes. "Because Steve needs you there."

"It’s not entirely in my control, sir," said Sam.

Rhodes lowered his aviator sunglasses on his nose and looked at Sam over the rim. “The information I am about to give you is so classified, it’s not even classified, you feel me?”

Sam nodded.

"OK, this is how you annoy Tony Stark into making you the fancy toys…"

…I need a moment.
<whisper> GodDAMN.</whisper>

…I need a moment.

<whisper> GodDAMN.</whisper>

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"

Interviewer: Did you do a lot of your own stunts?

Anthony Mackie: I did a bunch of the stuff leading up to the stunts. I tried to do one stunt and I ran into a parked car, face-first.

Interviewer: The directors were telling me— I asked if there were any close calls and that was the one situation they brought up!

AM: [Laughs] No, but they tricked me. First of all, no one— if I tell you to fly, you’re not going to know how to fly ‘cause as humans, we don’t fly. So they tell me they’re going to raise me up ten feet and let me go. I swing in, land on my feet, and walk and talk…. so they pulled me up ten feet and said ‘how do you feel?’ and I said ‘I feel good!’ But I keep going up! They pull me up forty feet off the ground and I’m like ‘THIS DOESN’T FEEL RIGHT!’ [Laughs] And they let me go. And I’m coming down at like….mach 2, right? And I look at Chris [Evans]’s face and he goes… “You’re going to die.”

"

-Anthony Mackie, interview with Access Hollywood

Guys, watch this WHOLE THING. He’s fucking hilarious. 

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Second the rec for the video, Mackie’s retelling of this story is fucking GOLD

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier ( Stills  )

oh my God, that shot of him laughing in his sunglasses KILL ME </steve rogers’ actual opinion, he gets super flustered whenever Sam wears those shades>

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"When I first got this role I just cried like a baby because I was like, “Wow, next Halloween, I’m gonna open the door and there’s gonna be a little kid dressed as the Falcon.” That’s the thing that always gets me. I feel like everybody deserves that. I feel like there should be a Latino superhero. Scarlett does great representation for all the other girls, but there should be a Wonder Woman movie. I don’t care if they make 20 bucks, if there’s a movie you’re gonna lose money on, make it Wonder Woman. You know what I mean, ’cause little girls deserve that."

Anthony Mackie (via rexilla)

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missmollyetc:

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orpikjam44:

So I never did put this up… CONGRATS TO TEAM CANADA IN SOCHI!! :)

ummm… is there a reason everyone here has nuance in their faces and look like people and PK looks like a cartoony caricature of a black person, right down to the super red lips and wide, bugged out eyes?
Like… was there a reason he’s drawn in a completely different style? Am I the only one DEEPLY fucking uncomfortable with this?

Nope, this is really making me uncomfortable.  Very much so.

no, that looks racist as all hell. when a drawing of a black person makes me immediately flash to &#8220;sambo/gollywog&#8221; you have a PROBLEM.

missmollyetc:

boldmatter:

orpikjam44:

So I never did put this up… CONGRATS TO TEAM CANADA IN SOCHI!! :)

ummm… is there a reason everyone here has nuance in their faces and look like people and PK looks like a cartoony caricature of a black person, right down to the super red lips and wide, bugged out eyes?

Like… was there a reason he’s drawn in a completely different style? Am I the only one DEEPLY fucking uncomfortable with this?

Nope, this is really making me uncomfortable.  Very much so.

no, that looks racist as all hell. when a drawing of a black person makes me immediately flash to “sambo/gollywog” you have a PROBLEM.