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- Posted: Thu, 24 Jan 2013 06:25:28 +0000
Where Pretty Lies Perish
I don't feel there is a 'war' on anybody. Neither gender needs a crusade, we just need to put down the pitchforks and look at each other for a moment, realize that the other side is hurting just as much. Maybe when we do that, we can finally right these wrongs and get on with our lives.
I sure hope so. I'm sick of seeing a world where women in power are judged on their looks rather than their actual polices and ideals, and where men aren't allowed to show their emotions but rather are pressured to be stoic and violent. These things are completely silly, and need to change.
I'm stoic and violent but I have plenty of emotions D:
Of course you do, people are emotional by nature. It's how we best communicate with one another, after all. But people still frown on men crying because they feel moved by something, or displaying affection by more gentle means (non-bro hug and a smile, anyone?). These actions are sectioned of as 'homosexual/woman territory' when they should be available for everyone. Self expression is a crucial part of the human experience, just as much as acceptance is; men shouldn't have to feel like they have to stifle their more 'effeminate' reactions simply because it doesn't fit some outrageous ideal of manhood.
I want a society that tells guys 'You're human, it's okay to have a sensitive side', instead of telling them to bury all their feelings and discharge them in some violent hobby. 3nodding
Nah, that's only a minority; men are generally told it's manly to be sensitive to things.
The aspect is to be the hero, and save people from being hurt, that's instilled into us.
To make personal sacrifices to ensure the well being of others, particularly your family.
Or die trying.
Like, if a really nice car gets destroyed; then it's okay to cry. Give them it's respect.
Or obviously if someone dies. People like bane are portrayed as bad guys, while people like Batman are portrayed as heroes; caring for people is what makes a person manly, imo, and a good father would, of course. xp
Of course there is an underground sub-culture who says X is manly of whatevsz.
But hardly anyone really considers those people manly. xp
These super villains, joker, bane, show a dichotomy of Batman; theatricality, strength, in *some* ways intelligence (although it's always proven at the end they had some sort of gimmick. Bane knew who batman was becuae Raz al Gul knew, as did the league of shadows, since Batman trained with them for a while, and gave them his identity and stuff).
But in the end it's their morality that makes him superior. Of course a weak, dumb criminal wouldn't ever have the discipline or capabilities to get that strong or well organized and if they were that smart in the first place they wouldn't commit crimes and kill random people. But that's all a part of the story, to make the dichotomy clear.