I find it hmm-worthy when people say Caitlin is more compatible with Barry because she’s more “intellectual” than Iris. Here are a few call outs I have:
1. Barry has had two other girlfriends and never once did anyone question if they were intellectually compatible with Barry.
2. If we’re going to pair people up based on intelligence then wouldn’t Cisco be the most compatible for Caitlin? While Barry is smart and very good with science, Cisco is on the same intellectual level as Caitlin.
3. Caitlin is smarter than Barry. Maybe he’s not intellectually compatible for her.
It’s great when two people can connect because they have something in common. However if you have to shame and put down a woman (who did attend college) because she doesn’t have a degree in chemistry or biology then you’re being a crappy person. Just because Iris might not know a ton of information about science doesn’t mean she’s less than someone else. It also doesn’t mean she’s an inadequate asset to Star Labs. I get that people have their own reasons as to why they’re shipping someone, but take a moment to examine how you sound whenever you put down a ship for the sake of Barry and Caitlin (two people who have never expressed any romantic feelings for one another).