sholio: Captain America in the rain (Avengers-Steve rain)
Sholio ([personal profile] sholio) wrote2017-07-05 06:37 pm

*sits on hands*

I'm not responding to this on Tumblr because no good ever comes of arguing with people on Tumblr about things like this, but ... seriously ...

Cut for those who want to either a) avoid spoilers for Captain America: Civil War, or b) avoid discussion of the movie, period.


http://forlorn-kumquat.tumblr.com/post/162651541599/laylainalaska-reluctantheroine-sarah531

It's a cute Venn diagram of dads in the MCU ("good dads", "bad dads", "dead dads", "dads who are gods", etc) - contains spoilers for ALL the movies. And then there's the inevitable mostly-cheerful bickering in the reblog comments about which dad belongs where, which eventually leads to:

"I would protest Scott and Clint’s inclusions in the Good Dad category, because I’d say abandoning their families to break the law with Captain America, get arrested for breaking the law, and then going on the run qualifies them for Bad Dad status."

I ... just ... what. *flaily hands* I mean, Civil War is basically Superheroes Making Bad Choices: The Movie, but it's actually borderline alarming to think about someone watching that and coming away with the idea that Steve's side is Bad and Wrong because (and only because) they broke the law. Sometimes you just want to sit someone down and explain to them gently that just because something is the law, doesn't mean it's a good law. Or at least hope that they genuinely do already know that and are too getting caught up in partisan fandom bickering to really think about it.

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