No, you don't tell people where to put their hetenormativity. You don't know them. They could be very gay and still ship Peggy with Jarvis, Sousa or even arsehole Thompson. It's a matter of personal feelings and sensations. There is nothing canon in this season of Agent Carter. Only the love of Peggy for Steve.
my post had nothing to do with shipping preferences, at all (or at least notintentionally). I was neither talking down peggy/whoever nor shippers of
peggy/whoever nor degrading anything of that sort.
although true, i might have worded it wrong and i 100% agree with the part where you said that your sexuality has nothing to do with what you ship but that doesn’t change the point i was trying to make.
my intention was to kind of make fun of the way the fandom and viewers selectively ignore the very obvious parallels between peggy’s feelings for steve and howard’s feelings for steve (therefore my assumption that howard is represented as bi, bisexual or biromantic, … bi) and furthermore write off cartinelli (peggy/angie) as queerbaiting because the show hasn’t screamed the obvious things from the rooftops, yet. the thing is: agent carter is hands down ignoring heteronormativity and viewers still think heteronormative
especially with howard’s sexuality people are completely ignoring his feelings for steve that he pointed out often enough and usually in direct parallel to peggy’s feelings for steve. but yet, peggy’s emotions are never questioned whether their romantic or not. we know that peggy was in love with and still loves steve. and guess who else knows that? everyone including howard and he compares his own feelings to peggy’s.
I like how you said that, “there is nothing canon in this season of agent carter. only the love of peggy for steve” because you’re literally proving the point I’m trying to make already.
with heteronormativity there’s also bi-erasure that seems to be a big factor
here. we’re confronted with howard’s sex life and how he loves the company of
women (cough) so “he can’t be in love with steve, he had sex with women” (eye rolls so hard my eyes are stuck in head)
another thing why people tend to ignore howard’s feelings for steve is probably also because he seems rather comfortable with discussing those feelings. we’re used to see closeted queer characters suffer and feeling miserable about their sexuality and feelings that it never even crosses our minds that peggy might be very aware of the fact that howard stark is bi, that he’s out to her or that she just knew.
oh, she knew.
we’ve such a mindset of what queer characters have to look like, be like, behave like, what their usual storyline arc is (question of sexuality – feeling miserable about sexuality – eventually coming out – everyone accepts it or more miserable about sexuality) that we’re completely overlooking proper representation when it’s right there.
you know me, I could go on about the very obviously set romantic sub-plot on agent carter that is peggy/angie but idk I think I made my point clear.
and that was my intention with the textpost. not trashing on shippers as you implied i was but …