I woke up just to spiral in my rage at the flash. I no longer can support this show or WA, Iris deserves better than being placed in front of the murderer who wanted to kill her, thought he killed her, and then tried to kill her again, only to comfort him. Iris deserves better than a man who has not done one heroic thing this entire season, has watched his friends and family pay for his mistakes, only to show no guilt whatsoever over the shit he pulled (literally thinks he gets his happy ending until the speed force comes to drag his ass away). Iris (and Cisco, Wally, Caitlin) deserves better writers that don’t trash her entire life so Barry can make her problems about him.
I’ve seen DCTV pull some shit, but it doesn’t compare to this past season of garbage that has people believing that a white man saving his black fiancée is progressive. You know what’s progressive? Black woman gets to fight for her future. Black woman gets to call out her white fiancé. Black woman is the center of the storyline where she dies. Black woman gets to be rightfully angry, rightfully scared, rightfully hurt that there is a part of her fiancé that would happily kill her to save his own ass.
Iris West was reduced to a fucking racist, sexist trope and shell of a person who existed so the burnt rubber that is the hero could sleep at night knowing he hadn’t killed anyone (on purpose). Because at the end of the day, it’s better to preserve the morality of the white hero, and toss out “white hero does everything to save the black woman” that seemed sooo progressive in the first place. Iris West deserves FUCKING BETTER.