today is bi visibility day. as such, bisexual people will be completely visible for the next 24 hours. this is a bad day to engage in bank heists, ghost impersonations, covert operations for vague yet menacing government agencies, and other common bisexual hobbies that rely upon our powers of invisibility.
You know, this fits really well with cupidsbower’s theories about how Stiles is closeted as bisexual, and the biggest thing keeping him in the closet is fear of his father’s rejection.
I noticed immediately that Stiles, in this ep, is wearing a red T with *no* pocket and no overgarment. Stiles is not covering himself up in this ep, he makes choices and acts like an adult, even with respect to his father.
And what does his father do? He “hobbles” him, he literally chains him up — and goes off with Malia, as if to celebrate Stiles’ straightness. Lack of freedom and heteronormativity go literally hand in hand.
Is it a joke? I can’t tell anymore. How do you take that from “I’m pissed off that you risked your life like that and scared me to death and I’m doing what I said I would do.” “Fair enough.”?
Introverts are taught from an early age to despise their introversion and to conform to a world that values extroversion. Introversion defined simply as a preference for low-stimulation versus high stimulation environments, including social situations, is treated as “a second-class personality trait, somewhere between a disappointment and a pathology.
This societal preference for extroversion is evident as early as pre-school, when adults are commonly heard to comment on children who are quiet or shy. Later, in school, the real damage is done, as introverted children learn that they “have to act like extroverts.” As soon as they get to school they will be repeatedly encouraged to join group activities, even if they would prefer not to. It’s all very well-meaning but it has the cumulative effect of telling the child that their natural preferences for how they spend their time are not valid.