people’s insistance of treating steve rogers like some black and white leave it to beaver stereotype, WHICH ISN’T EVEN THE RIGHT DECADE JFC, is pissing me off
steve rogers was born on july 4, 1922. he was seven when the stock market crashed on black tuesday. both his mother and his father were dead by the time he reached adulthood. he grew up poor. he was an art student. people smoked and swore and drank and did drugs around him. he went to war.
do people cling to the idea that he’s some kind of innocent who has never seen a woman’s ankle before or heard of homosexuals
if you read a lot of army health record from WWII and a lot of the “Don’t get STDs” propaganda, there is a undertow of “look, we know some of u dudes are having sex with other dudes cos we are not idiots this is why we allot you assholes eight condoms a month.” and yes. The government gave them condoms. Because STD laid more people up than training accidents, etc.
Also, on an cheerful note, Bea Arthur was a marine in WWII and the only besmirchment on her record was for contracting a VD. All the peoples was having all the sex, ok.
Ps (edit) the government was in desperate need of warm bodies. Unless you were flaming gay, they took you. A lot of people knew someone gay in their unit and most people never said anything cos they were there to do a job.
I used to catalog and write abstracts for a lot of WWII docs. Venereal disease documents were my fave.