elleys-blog said:

omg your tags for the Hank and Raven post are 100% spot on! I feel like a lot of people forget that Hank didn't have someone like Charles with him growing up, and that he's ALWAYS struggled with people accepting his mutation since birth. Raven at least had Charles with her, and even though he wasn't the best, it was still better than Hank having nothing. Raven grew up knowing acceptance from those close to her, whereas Hank grew up knowing that he'd never be excepted.

It also angers me that everyone treats Raven’s life like she never knew acceptance from Charles or anyone else and that’s why she went with Erik. But that’s another rant for another time. 

Hank is much the same as Kurt Wagner in being self-conscious for they they look and always being treated like a monster for the way they look, and having the idea forced into their mind that to look normal is the only way that is accepted and will be accepted.

(My friend had me start watching X-Men Evolution and Nightcrawler has a device that makes him look normal and he is seriously demonized for wanting to look normal and not being ready to give it up)

And people treat Hank much the same way, which is why I cringe so much during the scene where Hank makes the serum because he thinks he’s helping Raven. It’s what she told him she wanted, and he felt bonded to her in the way the world treated them. He had always been mocked for the way he was even among mutants!  

It hurts me to see characters demonized for the way they were conditioned to think and see the world. Hank wishes he was normal even in adulthood (note: the scene in X3 where he sees his own hand for the first time in years) so looking at a poor teenage boy, being mistreated and thought a freak even by people that were supposedly freaks like him. 

IN CONCLUSION: STOP DEMONIZING CHARACTERS FOR THE WAY THEY ARE TRAINED BY SOCIETY TO THINK WHO HAVE NEVER BEEN EXPOSED TO ANYTHING ELSE AND FOR WANTING TO BE ACCEPTED BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY.

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