i will never understand why the “anti-marriage” people say that peter and MJ’s marriage is unrealistic.
their main reasoning is that MJ is supposedly too attractive for peter (even though the man himself is also canonically attractive?) and that’s just thinly veiled sexism. also doesn’t speak to how highly you think of your supposed favourite character either.
how is it unrealistic that MJ, who was one of the first people to find out peter was spider-man when she was 16 (therefore knowing and understanding one of the most important aspects of his life), who endured the death of gwen stacy alongside peter, the incident making them both grow up, and both grow together, becoming close, having to go through it, but knowing they had each other to get through it. how is it unrealistic that after everything they have gone through, they fall in love and want to spend their lives together?
cause MJ is hot? k…
while MJ struggled with peter being spider-man, she was the only significant other of peter’s to ever understand that peter is spider-man. spider-man is peter. they are one, and that you can’t have one without the other. you have gwen who hated spider-man, felicia who only wanted spider-man, and other relationships in between that amount to nothing. in the end, peter and MJ share a bond together that neither of them will find with anybody else.
another excuse is that they don’t like peter with MJ, because they like peter being unlucky and always losing at life. and to me, that’s just very, very sad. sure the ‘parker luck’ likes to put peter through hell, but what kind of bleak and depressing message do you think spider-man (the EPITOME of HOPE, and that you can still get up and fight after being beaten down) is sending, if he had to go through all the shitty trials of life by himself. without his rock by his side. without getting through it together. without have ONE big final win to make all the loses worth it?
look, if you don’t like the marriage, that’s okay. that’s your opinion. but don’t try to chalk it up to it being unrealistic of out of character, cause that’s so untrue.