This is for rizuno, because she was down yesterday and she deserves to be the happiest person on earth. This is a little late, but I hope it can cheer you up nonetheless.
You asked for: "Derek passively aggressively courts Stiles" and here it is. ~2,4k.
Thanks to broodingsoul for the quick beta work <3
It starts on a Thursday. Stiles is just about to pay for his new hoodie, when someone pushes him aside.
“Excuse me?” he manages finally. Squeaks, is perhaps a better description.
The guy who’s now standing in front of the lady behind the counter glances briefly over his shoulder at him. It’s a nice shoulder. And a nice face. It’s a not-so nice attitude, however.
"What?" The guy asks, like he hasn’t seen Stiles standing there until now.
"Dude, I was going to pay for my shirt. What are you doing?"
"You were taking too long," the guy says simply. Stiles is about to let out a stream of inappropriate words, just to make sure that the guys knows how inappropriate he is, when something soft gets pushed in his face. It takes a second, before he realises that it’s his hoodie.
The guy is out the doors in a second, and Stiles just sort of stares after him, before he’s able to regain himself enough to walk up to the cashier lady once more.
"That one’s already paid for, honey," she says and her smile is very confused. "By your friend," she clarifies, as though Stiles’ confusion is that obvious.
"He’s not my friend," he protests.
She only shrugs at that. “He paid for it anyway. Would you rather pay for it again?”
For a moment, he contemplates saying yes, because no one is allowed to push him aside and pay for his stuff. But the hoodie is $40 and he could get a lot of blueberry smoothies for that, okay?
"No, it’s okay." He leaves before she has the chance to change her mind.
Feminism is having a wardrobe malfunction.
Does your brand of feminism remove barriers for women, or simply move them around? Does is expand options for women, or does it just shift them? You don’t liberate women by forcing them to choose option B instead of option A. What is comfortable for you might not be comfortable for someone else, and it’s entirely possible that what you see as oppressive, other women find comfortable or even downright liberating.
Before you think the girl in the middle is a strawman, let me tell you I used to be her, back in my misguided youth. I considered myself the standard to which other people should adhere. But that was stupid. It’s not up to me to tell people how to dress, and it’s much nicer to let everyone choose for themselves.
Some women would feel naked without a veil. Some women would find it restrictive. Some women would feel restricted by a bra. Some women would feel naked without one. Some women would feel restricted by a tight corset. Others love them. Some wear lots of clothes with a corset. Some only wear the corset and nothing else. What makes any article of clothing oppressive is someone forcing you to wear it. And it’s just as oppressive to force someone not to wear something that they want to wear.
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a break bt homework and commissions
it’s time for me to swallow the flora reinhold tag again