reminder for bisexuals
today is bi visibility day. as such, bisexual people will be completely visible for the next 24 hours. this is a bad day to engage in bank heists, ghost impersonations, covert operations for vague yet menacing government agencies, and other common bisexual hobbies that rely upon our powers of invisibility.
reblog to save a life.
"The Police say the fire was accidental."
Oh. Riiiiight. The Police. The Ferguson Police. The Police who stepped on and let their dogs urinate on the Mike Brown Memorial. The Ferguson Police who covered up Mike Brown’s shooting, the Police who started martial law and shot rubber and wood bullets into crowds of peaceful protestors. The Ferguson Police. That Police??? I DUNNOOOOOO.
It just occurred to me tonight that in the first Thor film, Thor’s little freakout in the hospital is played for laughs, but now that the second movie came out we see that he might have had understandable reason for it.
Here are Asgardian healers (Pardon the bad quality):
This is what Thor woke up to on Midgard:
It probably never crossed Thor’s mind that this guy was anything like a healer, because it’s a male.
As someone who took classes in Anthropology, I’m a bit embarrassed I didn’t realize that sooner. From what we’ve seen, despite their advanced technology Asgard seems to be culturally medieval and noticeably sexist, and it’s in-character for Thor at that point to not know that mortal males can practice healing. So when he woke up to some guy trying to get blood out of him, he assumed it was an attack and freaked out.
I’ll bet he’d have reacted differently if it had been a female doctor: he wouldn’t have been happy, of course, but he wouldn’t have immediately assumed her to be a threat as he did the male. His response would probably have been more like “Whoa whoa lady, what are you doing?” rather than “HOW DARE YOU ATTACK THE SON OF ODIN!!”
Just a point to ponder that I thought I’d share. : )