@ mcu please give me my high speed tony stark civilian car chase now. steve and natasha get to use their bikes all the time PLEASE GOD escape from the “always in the suit” bullshit usually used in the super fast battle sequences and PLEASE, P L E A S E JUST GIVE ME MY JAMES BOND-LEVEL CAR CHASE FT. TONY STARK AT THE WHEEL OH GOD PLEASE
I wanted to make another quick clarification post, because I had a couple asks from aces wondering about the use of the word “enthusiastic” to describe consent. Super good question, and I’m sorry I didn’t think to explain this in the other post.
In the context of consent, “enthusiastic” doesn’t necessarily mean jumping up and down for joy (though it might for you!). It more means that the consent was freely and willingly given, not coerced, pressured, or assumed. In other words, if you’re feeling really hesitant but your partner convinces you to go ahead anyway, that ain’t enthusiastic consent. If your partner checks in with you in an appropriate way and you are genuinely interested, want to do the thing, and give your consent without outside pressure, that IS enthusiastic consent, regardless of whether or not you truly feel “enthused” in the traditional sense. It’s a nuance, but an important one.
Technically this isn’t too far off from the dictionary definition of the word:
having or showing intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval.
But since the most common usage of the word is to describe someone who is very excited or overjoyed, it’s worth making the distinction.