But women can never be careful enough, can we? If we take naked pictures of ourselves, we’re asking for it. If someone can manage to hack into our accounts, we’re asking for it. If we’re not wearing anti-rape nail polish, we’re asking for it. If we don’t take self-defence classes, we’re asking for it. If we get drunk, we’re asking for it. If our skirts are too short, we’re asking for it. If we pass out at a party, we’re asking for it. If we are not hyper-vigilant every single fucking second of every single fucking day, we are asking for it. Even when we are hyper-vigilant, we’re still asking for it. The fact that we exist is asking for it.

This is what rape culture looks like.

This is what misogyny looks like.


Welp, almost gassed myself.

Sleepily put bleach in the loo before bed, forgetting that I had already squirted cleaning gel in earlier and only noticed when my eyes started watering as I lay down to snooze.

I live in a small flat that isn’t very well ventilated, so now I have the windows open and fans blowing. Its a good thing I didn’t take a sleeping tablet as I was going to (since today has been difficult and I miss Tara so much tonight) else things might have gone worse.

Remember, kids, us grown ups are idiots too.

Playing with an MCU Avengers / Small Town High School / Goonies fic in my head. Going with Goonies analogues for the Avengers Gang, toying with who fits where.

This is just me, making notes for now.

So far I’m thinking of:

Mikey = Skinny!Steve, the heart and soul.
Brand = Bucky, the big brother of the group.
Data = Sam, the one with a few tricks and a lot of spirit.
Mouth = Clint, the one with the mouth and lack of common sense.
Stef = Natasha, the cool, sardonic one.
Andi = Pepper, popular with the Preppy kids, in her heart she’s one of the gang.
Chunk = Thor. No, trust me on this one. Likes his food and earthly pleasures, feels all guilty about secretly being a Space Prince.
Sloth = Hulk, whom they befriend and bring into the family.

Ma Fratelli = Alexander Pierce, reclusive town businessman, secretly a Nazi.
Frank Fratelli = Brock, Pierce’s older son, also a Nazi.
Jake Fratelli = Grant, Pierce’s younger son, also a Nazi.

Troy = Tony Stark, leader of the Preppy kids, decided he was Pepper’s boyfriend without asking her; didn’t occur to him to ask because he never had to ask for anything.

(Deviating slightly from the MCU from here)

The Preppies: Reed, Stephen, Charlie, Henry, the ever silent Bolton Black, Emma, Kate and foreign exchange students McKenzie & T’challa (leading in to a future storyline where the latter four realise they’re hanging out with stuck up idiots simply because their families believe that they should be with the “respectable” crowd? Bit cliché?)

(Deviating slightly from the Goonies here)

Natasha’s older sister Maria, her younger sister Sharon and their adoptive father Nick, plus HIS foster mother (and the whole gang’s beloved Matriarchal figure) Peggy. Also Phil & Melinda, Nick’s foster-siblings (and local small town law officers?)

The Geek Clique: Skye, Leo, Jemma, Bobbi, Peter, Gwen, James Rhodes and Antoine, James’ cousin. Jemma’s older sister Victoria hangs out with the group because she and Bobbi are dating. (EDIT: Jane & Darcy too.)