"I don’t think Loki’s attitude to women is particularly healthy or tender. But the gold standard has to be honesty and psychological reality and naturalness and depth. Even if you’re playing this crazy, anarchic demon with a horned helmet, it still has to have a foundation in the truth." — Tom Hiddleston.
#oh man let me break out my thoughts about loki and misogyny #because yeah i do think he’s a misogynistic fuck a lot of the time #and that’s not something that’s okay no matter the source of it #especially when we look over at thor who is way more supportive of women #so you can’t just straight up blame it on asgardian society#more likely i think is something in between #asgardian society probably is pretty fucked up re: women’s roles but then you add in loki’s particular brand of self-hate#and how he often finds himself sharing stereotypical ‘woman-like’ qualities #which are not bad qualities at all!! #cunning favored over brute strength #magic and efficiency and subterfuge over brute strength #delicate and intricate and subtle over brute strength #so many qualities that you could apply to loki #(and even more if you get into myth influences sometimes) #so it’s all too easy for me to put these two things together #that loki hates women because he hates himself #he hates himself and all the things he is and seeing women (especially powerful women) just reminds him of everything he hates #and this is why i think looking at loki and natasha is the most interesting of loki/avengers relationships #because they are more similar than just about any two others #the use of a role to play and the using of others’ strengths against them and the traps they lay for others to walk into #of course he’s extra vicious with her—because he hates himself and hates what he sees in her #(still doesn’t make the ‘whiny cunt’ line okay tho ugh i hate that line) #(even if it makes perfect sense) #(i just hate how celebrated it is how we’re suppose to see it as anything other than vile) #loki #mcu #tom’s thoughts on loki
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