I haven’t seen any of the critiques of Scandal in Belgravia or A Game of Shadows cover this, but Guy Ritchie and Stephen Moffat made the exact same mistake with Irene.
And no, it’s not sexualizing her, making her a love interest, or connecting her to Moriarty.
While I utterly disagree with the Ritchie-vs-Moffat assessment for several reasons, I agree wholeheartedly with the central criticism here. Moreover, I am so glad that someone took the time to make what should be a pretty obvious point.
OH GOD DYING