We know why.
Don’t forget Charlie Sheen. He’s been arrested for domestic violence at least six times and shot a woman. With a gun. And he’s still got a career.
Sean Penn tied Madonna to a chair and beat her. Fuck him. Fuck all of them.
Ringo too I’m pretty sure
Phil Spector, although he’s now in jail for killing a lady he beat on Ronnie Spector for years and still got into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Jim Morrison tried to set fire to his girlfriend
I could go on.
The point isn’t that the men on the left don’t deserve everything bad they have coming to them. The point is where the fuck is all the outrage when the men on the right do it. So many of our pop culture heroes are abusers and nobody seems to care.
Like, even if we’re gonna stick to the NFL, Ben Roethlisberger patiently sat out his six game suspension for rape and continued on with his career with little outrage.
If we’re really going to care now about ostracizing perpetrators of domestic violence, we got a lotta slack to pick up.
In issue 185 of Captain America Red Skull kidnaps Gabe and Peggy and subjects them to severe torture because of their relationship.
In a response to a letter printed in issue 190, the editor explained why they included that storyline and it’s kinda cool.
Gabe/Peggy is so so important and ngl, if we don’t get them together at some point in Agent Carter, it’s just going to be such a disappointment for me.
Wow, this is absolutely awesome. I am not that familiar with the Cap comics from before the movies - I was an avid comic reader in the 90s, but it was 99% the X-titles.
When they had the line in TWS that Peggy married someone that Steve rescued from the Hydra facility, I was going to put money on it being DumDum Dugan because he was the most conventional character and I know the Hollywood machine - kind of eye-rolling all the while.
But being Gabe? That’s awesome. I REALLY hope that this gets worked into the Peggy Carter series.
And I LOVE Marvel’s response here - even back then - likening their bigoted readers to Red Skull’s own complaints. Here’s hoping they have the balls to be that progressive now, decades later with unconventional pairings.
This would mean that Antoine Triplett is Peggy’s grandson, too. Now I need the fic where he and Steve meet, and he fills Steve in on all the years of growing up with Grandpa Gabe and Grandma Peggy. Right now.
badass female characters saving men’s asses
We got our feet on the ground and we’re burning it down.
Got our head in the clouds and we’re not coming down.