White Virgin/Whore of Color: #DaredevilProblems

I seem to have developed a reblog theme song this weekend.

I’m just going to signal boost this.
Don’t get me wrong. I genuinely like the show, but it isn’t as good as the first season and does have some issues. Pointing out these issues can spur thoughts, for the creators, on how to approach these issues next season.

The Nerds of Color

I wasn’t gonna do this, but in a conversation on twitter, @BlackGirlNerds asked me to expand on what I recently called “Daredevil‘s White Virgin/Whore of Color Complex” and I would hate to disappoint. Don’t get me wrong: I’m not just trying to dump on Daredevs. I still love the first season, and the second season, despite serious problems, is still great television in a lot of ways.

But I hope — on this site especially — I don’t need to go over again why/how problematic representations of POC and women spread like mayonnaise over a beloved television property can be like an all-day, all-you-can-take, face-slapping machine. And Arthur Chu has already shown you the wasabi-infused mayo currently salmonellizing on Daredevil‘s bread.

I’m here to show you the ketchup.

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