I love Steve Rogers, but I keep having to add a disclaimer every time I write meta because “I love Steve Rogers, but.”
I love my version of Steve Rogers, who fought in WWII and saw the same shit that other WWII vets saw, and who didn’t need to be put on ice to be protected from the sin of being a citizen of a country that dropped the atomic bomb on Japan. I love my version of MCU Steve Rogers, even though he’s not quite as “social justice-y” as the prevailing fandom interpretation of Steve Rogers. I love a Steve Rogers who is quick to anger, slow to forgive, and too stubborn to recognize when he’s being kind of a hypocrite. I love Steve Rogers who led a racially diverse squad of soldiers and who presumably did his best to check his privilege, and recognized that he was not a greater authority on race and racism than his Japanese-American and African-American compatriots. I love Steve Rogers who suspected that the Japanese-American interment camps were a bad thing, but never made an effort or thought it was his place to tell FDR that it was wrong and a stain on America. I love a Steve Rogers who actually shuts up and respects someone else’s moral authority. I love a Steve Rogers who needs to be told to shut up and respect someone else’s moral authority. I love a Steve Rogers who is actually a little bit sexist — about as much as any man who tries to respect women and be an ally, yet was raised in a sexist society. I love my version of Steve Rogers who is attracted to physically strong, physically capable women. I love my version of Steve Rogers who hated being the little guy and who tried to enlist five times because he did have something to prove. I love my version of Steve Rogers who doesn’t get politically active except as it affects his job, as an Avenger and as a SHIELD operative. I love my version of Steve Rogers who takes care of his friends and stands up for the little guys against bullies, and who hates racism and sexism and homophobia, but who doesn’t protest at rallies the way I can imagine social worker Sam Wilson doing, considering we have never seen Steve Rogers do anything remotely like hold up a sign. I love my version of Steve Rogers who would/should get yelled at by advocacy groups for not doing enough for
mutantsoppressed minorities. I love my version of Steve Rogers who hates being the moral authority, and yet has such faith in his own judgement and understanding of right and wrong that he could never substitute someone else’s beliefs for his own. I love my Steve Rogers, who is just different enough from the rest of fandom’s Steve Rogers that I may need to start using Tumblr Savior.
Headcanon accepted. For a more complex Steve Rogers 2k14!
Doc is gone nooooo!!!! Doc was cool but … he was like awful most of the challenges
BUT STELLA IS SAFE
Stella no bby
Damian’s model pulls it together
George is safe at least
I like him
So many aren’t that good I really can’t gauge who is going home, only who would most likely on the bottom.
Sasha is like the best one I think
Just so many of them are so creepy. I do not like this challenge
Cig’s face looks so cool but the body is not the best
NEVERMIND DINAS IS WORSE