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Barry: gets powers: minor angst about danger, then: Awesome, new superhero!

Wally: gets powers: minor angst about danger, then: Awesome, new superhero!

Cisco: gets powers just like his evil twin from the alternate Earth: Awesome, new superhero!

Caitlynn: gets powers just like her evil twin from the alternate Earth: FUCK NO, POWERS MAKE YOU EVIL!

NOBODY else among the main characters has had a personality change due to their powers.  Nobody.  They are the same person, just faster/more psychic.  Why is it that the GIRL--the only female major character to get superpowers--is going to go psycho if she uses her powers?  We have spent SO MUCH TIME this season angsting about how POWER MAKES HER EVIL, SO SHE BETTER SUPPRESS HER POWER!  AND SHE CAN'T DO IT BY HERSELF, SHE NEEDS THE GUYS TO SUPPRESS HER POWER!

This show generally does a decent job with women, so this is such a slap in the face.

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Date: 2017-04-15 03:56 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dariaw
This is a great point. And in some ways it would work better storywise to have Cisco be the dark side one too, so it makes no sense.

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Date: 2017-04-15 04:04 am (UTC)
monanotlisa: Diana as Diana Prince in glasses and a hat, lifting the rim of the latter rakishly. HOT! (Default)
From: [personal profile] monanotlisa
Mmh, it's a male-fronted show though. :/ I've learned not to trust them.

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Date: 2017-04-15 07:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
Ugh. I quit The Flash very early because of the wretched treatment of poor Iris, but this kind of stuff is all over superhero comics and it really annoys me. Next stage: she embraces her power and suddenly has a sexy bad-girl makeover.

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Date: 2017-04-15 06:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] muccamukk
Ugh, I did same. Poor Iris deserved to be on a better show.

Next stage: she embraces her power and suddenly has a sexy bad-girl makeover.

She already has that damned messy roller curl hair that every woman on the CW has (except Alex Danvers). Sexy bad girl might be a step up.

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Date: 2017-04-16 11:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] labingi
I'm only familiar with this show because my son is obsessed with it, and I have very mixed feelings about that. On the plus side, it's more grown up than his usual fare, which gives me hope that he's growing up. :) And it does have some interesting plots and generally model heroic behavior. But, yeah, the presentation of women annoys me no end, right off the bat with standard trope that they're all 25, gorgeous, and always spend (I presume) 4 hours dressing and doing their hair/makeup regardless of how ingenious or career-oriented they are or how soon the world is going to end if people don't act fast.

My concerns for what my son is absorbing are echoed a little by an interchange we had about Ninjago: I asked him his favorite character. He replied... I have no recollection because frankly I couldn't care less. But, as is typical for him, it was the person he viewed as having the biggest superpowers. Then, I asked him who the nicest character was. "Prolly, Nya," he replied dismissively (in other words, the only girl). (On the up-side, if the girl is the superpowered lead, she's his favorite character, see Elsa, Rey....)

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