steve the sweetheart jock who’s beloved by everyone and is ofc running for class president bc unlike 95% of the candidates he genuinely cares abt the measures he’s campaigning for
tony the sarcastic smart ass genius who cANNOT for the life of him understand why everyone is so hung up abt this rogers kid like why bother have an election why not just give him the presidency and a cROWN to go with it jfc
tony being ridiculously affronted when all of his friends (pepper and rhodey those traitors) mention steve being super nice and chill
tony going out of his way to rile the guy up in politics classes and ofc they’re both on debate team
tony signing up for art classes with pepper bc ‘know your enemy’ and all that sun tzu shit, keep them closer or whatever
steve doing his sunshine thing in the corner having no idea abt tony’s internal struggles lmao, being nice and friendly and all around the amazing guy tony never stops hearing abt
and really their friend groups are pretty much the exact same circle, it was just a coincidence that tony and steve were the two that lowkey never got to know each other
tony… genuinely… shockingly… taking an interest in steve’s art and his interests and vice versa. steve can’t get over the fact that he could be graduated from MIT already and has his own pet AI and he loves seeing the way tony light up when he’s talking about things he actually cares about (space, robots, space travel the future). tony showING up at the football games and art shows he’s never once cared to attend before.
one day in class steve and tony getting into this hEATED ASS fight (the rest of the class is just like ok wtf we’re like 17 why u two going so hard over school) and landing themselves in detention
steve freaking out and being super furious bc he’s runing for student body president he can’t end up in detention????
tony blowing him off and having no idea why steve is so worked up over some dumb school election like pfft rogers c’mon you don’t think you’re actually going to be able to chANGE anything right
and steve’s like. no. that’s exactly what i think. i’m not running because i want the popularity or the power. i want to change things. bc there are things in this school going unnoticed that i think i can do something abt.
tony finding out steve was this skinny little stringbean who used to get bullied just bc of his size?? bc he stood up for people and himself??? bc there are kids everywhere going through shit with zero support from a school that should be helping create a safe space, bc their arts program genuinely needs funding and school resources are being wasted where they could be invested for better use, bc he believes in what this school could be
tony hearing him go on with this big moving classic Steve Rogers speech and just feeling his soul slowly slip out from under him because okay. okay. he cOULD be wrong and in fact he probably is but there’s the tinIESt stupidest smallest chance that he’s totally gone for the guy. that the reason he’s been obsSESSED with trying to figure him out is that he’s in love w/ him.
Mine and Toni’s english professor had a “wage gap 101″ class where she tried to explain it from the most feminist perspective. She said she was a proud feminist and that everyone should be one, even men. Thanks but no thanks.
She showed us some feminist videos and some (*heavy sarcasm* totally not biased) feminist site where they “debunked” all the reasons as why people think the wage gap exists and why it isn’t a problem. One of the reasons was that women choose lower paying jobs and safer jobs and the site said that it just wasn’t the case by listing no explanation what so ever.
She also said that women working the same job earn 16% less because of an invisible glass ceiling that prevents women from getting promotions. I said to her that paying one person a different amount then another of the same job is illegal. To that she responded that it was, yet it’s ‘still happening’. Then why not report it?
I could go on and on about everything she tried to feed us, but the most ridiculous thing she said is that male cashiers will all get promoted as bosses just because they’re men. By whom? The great lord of the patriarchy?