Summary: It’s one of those days where there’s nothing to worry about. No HYDRA. No missions. No reports. Just you and Steve and the love you have for each other. Based off of this post.
It was rare for you to have a free day like this nowadays. You didn’t have to worry about saving the world from aliens or HYDRA. You didn’t have anything work-related to take care of. It was just you, time, and your wonderful boyfriend, Steve.
When you had free days like these, which is starting to seem rare, you and Steve like to cherish the time you spend with each other. Sometimes it’s cuddling in bed all day and just talking. Other times, it’s going out and exploring New York. For today, you two were staying in.
Soft music played from your bluetooth speaker. It was your playlist of movie scores. You lied on your back on the floor looking up at the ceiling while Steve lied across the couch cuddling one of the pillows. You two were currently discussing the pros and cons to getting a dog.
“It could be like a family pet, Steve! Everyone can take care of it, it won’t be just us!”
“Sweetheart, I’m pretty sure Tony won’t appreciate a dog in the compound.”
You sat up and looked at Steve. Determination was written all over your face, “A dog would be better than a cat though! Cats can climb and they’ll get into everything. And that means we’d have to cat proof everything! That’d be so annoying! The highest place a dog can be would probably be the couch. Plus, I think it’d be good for Bucky to be around a dog.”
“And why’s that?”
You threw your arms in the air and exclaimed, “Because dogs are loving and precious and Bucky deserves all the happiness in the world!”
Steve’s lips turned up, forming a fond smile on his face. He sat up and tossed the pillow he was holding to the side. He opened up his arms to you, “Come here.” You crawled over to the couch and climbed onto his lap. Steve wrapped his arms around you and nuzzled his face into your neck, “You’re ridiculous,” he mumbled.
“I love dogs. Sue me. And I thought you’d be on my side about this!”
Steve leaned back and gave you a questioning look, “And why’s that?”
You rolled your eyes, “Steve, you’re like the human version of a golden retriever.” Steve just stared at you for a moment. His hands rested on your hips and then,
You fell onto the couch screaming, “NOOOO! STEVE! STOOOOOP! I’M SORRY!”
“You basically called me a dog!”
“Yeah, and I love dogs!” You shouted through your fits of laughter. It was cliche, but your laughter was music to Steve’s ears. The tickling then seized and he pulled you up into a sitting position. He had this smile on his face and you asked him, “What?”
He shook his head, “Nothin’. I just really love you.”
It bothers me to see how many people are saying stuff like “I thought Bill Nye was supposed to be the science guy, he’s buying into this SJW cuck libtard stuff! Science says there are only two genders!” in response to Bill Nye covering gender and sexuality on Bill Nye Saves the World.
…Like, did they even listen to what he said? Have they read any peer-reviewed literature about the subject? Is their understanding of “gender” limited to a middle school understanding of X and Y chromosomes? Bill Nye addressed chromosomes, hormones, genitalia and secondary sex characteristics when talking about how some of us don’t fit into the male/female sex dichotomy, and brought up psychology and neuroscience when talking about gender and its difference from sex, and also sexuality. The actual science of sex, gender and sexuality across the animal kingdom and across human behaviour is far more interesting than “lol nope science says there are only two genders.”
It honestly makes me angry when people say “lol I thought this was about science” whenever a scientist says something about topics like gender, sexuality, climate change or evolution that annoys someone. You can’t just pretend science is on your side when your understanding of science is based on a grade school textbook.
Also, why is it only gender people seem to have a problem with? Yeah, basic school textbooks will talk about XX and XY chromosomes and the male and female reproductive system, but they’ll also talk about how humans have five fingers on each hand and how the eye works when everyone knows some humans are born with six fingers on each hand or born blind. Textbooks will talk about how our body metabolises fats, but nobody would say “lol no sorry science says otherwise” at someone (like one of my secondary school classmates) who had a rare disorder who couldn’t metabolise fats. We accept that sweeping statements about human biology are generalisations. Sure, there are limits - no humans have wings or feathers, that would go against science - but we all accept some level of human diversity outside the basic-level textbooks - diversity that’s described well in the advanced medical textbooks. So why is it people only apply this logic to gender and not other differences in human biology?
I think part of it could be the backlash against postmodern nonsense which suggests everything is opinion and science is no more objective than art, which is a blatantly anti-science attitude. But the idea that sex, gender and sexuality aren’t totally binary isn’t just postmodern gender theory, it’s actual science with empirical evidence to back it up.
i just love how steve’s first reaction to diana was to try and protect her but the moment it became clear she could more than defend herself he was like “ok!!! u can handle this!!! save the world!!! kill those bad guys!!! u need help? a gun? a snack? i believe in u”