This was essentially my life from K - 12
people do this to whites as well
“You’re white but you’re not white-white. Like, you’ll get angry because someone has an accent when speaking English but you don’t fuck your cousins.”
They asked for that clapback
I personally don’t see those as Traditionally Masculine Traits so I don’t really see them as Non-Toxic Masculinity. I mean, when you think traditionally masculine, does “reverent” or “polite” strike you as key masculine traits? They’re more heroes who are male than those who embody masculinity in a non-toxic way. I can think of a source of Non-Toxic Masculinity, however!
Armstrong is, at times:
Strong but not Violent.
Tough but not Unfeeling.
Protective but not Controlling.
Caring but not Patronizing.
Prone to Powerful Emotions but not Aggressive.
Confident but not Arrogant.
When his physique can be called intimidating it comes not from hostility or the use of power but from self love - the qualities that can be called intimidating about him are entirely non-threatening. He embraces a positive sense of masculinity and is unashamed of both his emotions and his emotional vulnerabilities. His compassionate and respectful. I still need to finish Brotherhood, but having watched much of it and the entire original run recently, I think he is my favourite character and by and large for these reasons.
This is despicable. This is racism. This is murder.
The colonization is Puerto Rico must end. It’s honestly life and death.
Spread this bullshit like wildfire. People need to see what’s really going on.