the just acts of #feministbuckybarnes
After being used against his will for decades Bucky Barnes (“The Winter Soldier”) feels very strongly about the importance of choice, consent, and agency, and how wrong it is for men to abuse their relative position of power.
#feministbuckybarnes attends SlutWalk. He radiates aggression and protesters are really wary of him until they realise he’s there because he’s filled with simmering rage about the idea of people who argue that women who are under the influence or passed out can consent to anything. The other feminists are afraid of him until he grabs a rape apologist in his literal vice grip and proceeds to deliver a furious sermon on how important consent is. And from that point on his cybernetic arm gets painted with protest slogans like “Consent is fucking required” and the other feminists are really cool with that and not just because it means he’s going sleeveless because damn that is a fine figure of a man.
#feministbuckybarnes confiscates the wallet of a guy in the bar who thinks buying a drink means he’s entitled to use of a woman’s body, and then buys a bar full of women drinks with no duplicitous expectations.
#feministbuckybarnes has set up a helpline for women to call. He will show up unexpectedly at offices all over the country to ask management very pointed questions about their lack of transparency regarding the discrepancies in salaries they’re paying their employees and ask if they have any other secrets about taking advantage of women that he should be aware of. Pay gaps vanish mysteriously in the night.